We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone Number: +1 225-757-8905
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 130 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 73
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
  • 2
  • 1
Good for Families

Nice, shady wooden walkway. Wheelchair accessible. Many turtles in the pond. Nice indoor exhibits. Educational.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
Debbie P
Add Photo Write a Review

130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 126: English reviews
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

BREC has done it again with another successful park. I was glad to finally come here being as I frequent a lot of parks. I was quite surprised that it has such a bayou feel in the midst of the city. They have indoor exhibits that are great to check out before hitting the outdoors. You can get aquatinted with... More 

Thank Angelle225
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice, shady wooden walkway. Wheelchair accessible. Many turtles in the pond. Nice indoor exhibits. Educational.

Thank Debbie P
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Easy walking paths, welcoming staff, quiet, peaceful, shady and filled with flora and fauna. I hope you can visit when in Baton Rouge. Great for the entire family or if you go solo.

Thank marhynes
Lake Jackson
Level Contributor
88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little park right in the middle of south Baton Rouge! The trails have a lot of nice elevated boardwalks, and they were the perfect length for young kids. There was a nice little museum/entry building with bathrooms. They also often have special events throughout the year. Will definitely come back.

Thank Celeste A
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

You would not have guessed that it is there, a refuge from the busy city all around it. A good place for a family outing.

Thank Yuxian W
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

Thank JSTOG-Atlanta
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 

Thank zstargazer
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

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.

Thank Jordan G
Thomaston, Connecticut
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 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 

Thank Mariette K
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 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 

Thank Sophie H

Travelers who viewed Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center also viewed


Been to Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
5 months ago
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?