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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
+1 225-757-8905
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Peace and Quite

I didn't know this place was in Baton Rouge.. a little bit of nature in the middle of all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Prairieville, Louisiana
Nice boardwalk trail

This is a nice boardwalk trail amongst the bayou within the city of Baton Rouge. The visitor center... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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Dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, this 101-acre facility includes wildlife and ecology exhibits and a 65-acre cypress-tupelo swamp, navigable by boardwalk, and filled with wildlife such as birds, bobcats, foxes, turtles and alligators.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
+1 225-757-8905
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know this place was in Baton Rouge.. a little bit of nature in the middle of all the business and commerce.

Thank spell0610
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice boardwalk trail amongst the bayou within the city of Baton Rouge. The visitor center has quite of few of the native insects, animals on display. The admission is only $3/adult. Go outside on the boardwalk trail to walk along the cedars,...More

Thank tokanier
Reviewed July 21, 2017

We always go early in the morning. Fewer people are on the boards or in the visitor center. The swamp feels cooler and less humid. Its residents are more apparent to the silent observer. Walk slowly and savor this ecosystem.

Thank AlfredEileen
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Bring bug spray and a hat with comfortable shoes. Don't go on this trip when the temperature is 80 degrees or more. The Bluebonnet Swamp is easy to reach from anywhere in Baton Rouge- it is not far from Interstate 10. Well-marked and designed trails...More

Thank louisianaman2016
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Birds, snakes, frogs, flowers...but remember to bring the bug spray for your walk through the swamp. Very inexpensive. We spent about 90 minutes.

1  Thank Kernal3
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

I've been to Louisiana numerous times throughout the years and had never heard of Bluebonnet Swamp and Nature Center. My family and I decided to give it a go while we were there last and were pleasantly surprised. The trails are very easy to walk...More

2  Thank Amy_Rbrts
Reviewed May 3, 2017

In the heart of Baton Rouge, there are acres of protected land. This nature trail makes you feel like you're far away in the swamplands while only 1/2 a mile from Perkins Rose and 1 mile from the Mall of La. There are numerous trails...More

Thank Tabitha D
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

This was just a nice,short stop between 2 destinations. Entrance fee is low, few different trails (all relatively short) to walk, and if you're quiet enough you're lucky to see lizards and a few snakes like us. I like these small,quirky stops when you're on...More

Thank natstein
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The Swamp as I call it, is as close to seeing the raw natural Louisiana before humans as a visitor can get without knowing a local that will take you into the swamp as your guide. The Swamp has trails and elevated walkways so people...More

Thank 550george
Reviewed March 13, 2017

All this is a long board walk through a swamp like setting. You see NOTHING but trees and puddles and bugs. My grandson hated it within the first 5 minutes, it did not take me that long.

2  Thank Carl R
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Robert F
June 23, 2016|
Response from Vecchio7 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Not 100 percent sure, but that sounds about right.
April 5, 2015|
Response from Randall G | Reviewed this property |
No. It's intended for hiking only.