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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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Address: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
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+1 225-757-8905
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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.

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Nature Refuge of Baton Rouge

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... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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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
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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
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
New Orleans, United States
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

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

Thank Marlene S
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Reviewed June 22, 2016

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 

Thank Melissa D

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