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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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Address: 10503 N Oak Hills Pkwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-2858
Phone Number: 225-757-8905
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Dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, this 101-acre facility...

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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A gem!

Wonderful walking trails among the forest and swamp. The visitors center is interesting and well done. This is a little gem in Baton Rouge!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful walking trails among the forest and swamp. The visitors center is interesting and well done. This is a little gem in Baton Rouge!

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An elevated boardwalk takes you thru a real swamp with real critters up close and personal. Keep a hand on small children as there are no real barriers. Stop an look at almost any point and you'll see snakes, eels, and other critters. Many bird feeders attract a plethora of featherd beauties. Be sure to visit inside the complex and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a trail through some woods. The only animals we saw were squirrels and some lizards. Not worth the time, effort, or money. The website made me think it was going to be such a better experience. The inside area had some reptiles and a gift shop.

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Thank Jordan G
Thomaston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have two young sons who are very interested in animals. We have been to Blue Bonnet Nature Center before, however, this time they were both old enough to really appreciate it. They were both mesmerized by the turtle pond in the parking lot. There were some fairly large turtles in there! When we went into the Center, one of... More 

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Thank Mariette K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for a morning or afternoon trip! At very reasonable adults for all ages (including discounts for certain ages / groups) it is really worth a visit if you are in the area. We spent about 2 hours there. The trails are about half a mile or so but you can easily stroll round slowly looking... More 

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Thank Sophie H
New Orleans, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy accessible walk through nature to experience wild life up close. Informational area and knowledgable staff.

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Thank Marlene S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit. We really enjoyed the Nature center. The young man that worked there was very informative and super nice. He even took a baby alligator out for the kids to see..and pet even though none of my kids were brave enough. The highlight of this trip was actually the turtles in the small pond... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I think there were 3 other people there when we visited. Serene, peaceful stroll on the boardwalk and nature path allowed for exquisite wildlife and plant viewing. This is really a beautiful place! My suggestion is to go early morning or late afternoon when it's quiet and not as hot.

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Yucaipa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We had a blast at the Bluebonnet Swamp Center. It does have a small admission fee, but it was worth the price of admission. They have a minizoo inside the visitor center and clean restrooms that aren't typical of a hiking trail. I say that this was a great swamp introduction because you don't have to walk far to see... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Seldom does one run across this much greenery in the middle of the city. Just blocks from the Mall of Louisiana, this nature center is a reminder of what things were like before man encroached so heavily upon nature. There is a boardwalk walkway that winds its way through old growth forest and across a small stream. Insects, butterflies and... More 

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