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Audubon Swamp Garden

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Address: Charleston, SC
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A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.

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Heaven on Earth!

I loved the swamp garden! It is so cool to walk through with no gates or boundaries between you and wildlife. When we were on our team ride, we saw an alligator up on the path for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hampstead, Maryland
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Hampstead, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the swamp garden! It is so cool to walk through with no gates or boundaries between you and wildlife. When we were on our team ride, we saw an alligator up on the path for the swamp garden walk and a lady taking a picture. I only hoped I could get that lucky. Well, we saw many gators... More 

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Wheatland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

My husband and I were visiting family in Summerville and decided to visit Magnolia Plantation and the Swamp Garden. The Swamp Garden was definitely worth checking out. It's a nice walk along boardwalks and paths. We saw lots of animals including birds, lizards and alligators.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This was pretty cool the alligators are able to come pretty close so keep your eyes open! There's no fence between u and the water so they have free range.. do not feed any alligator ever itsince not that long but it's shady and nice to see at least once. I recommend getting it with the gardens!

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This 60 acre black water cypress swamp was originally used as a fresh water reservoir for the rice fields. It's at the entrance to the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and is open 365 days a year. The plantations african-american cemetery is just inside the entrance to the swamp. It's a beautiful (if you love swamps) and peaceful walk through the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I went to the swamp garden because I have never been to a swamp and wanted to see what it was like. I enjoyed seeing all the wildlife until I came across an alligator right in my pathway!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

The swamp garden was my favorite part of my visit to Magnolia Plantations. Visitng early in the morning, there was hardly anyone else in the swamp garden and you really feel the swamp is alive with wildlife at this time of day. it is really good for bird watching, and of course you can see a lot of alligators! I... More 

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Thank LWest4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

If you never have never walked thru a southern swamp before, this is a must! We saw so many different types of birds and beware of gators lounging in some areas! Absolutely a beautiful and cool experience!

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We visited the swamp while we were on the grounds at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. It was quite hot and sticky and we felt pretty "swampy" when we left the tour. However, it was soooooo worth it for the unique experiences that we had! The swamp tour is self guided and costs and extra $8 in addition to your... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Something I have never seen, so for me it was pretty cool seeing the gators and nesting birds...and other related water life. Worth stopping by if you are doing the nearby Plantation tour

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Definitely offers a look into swamp life. The rookery was cool and even saw a big gator hanging out under one of the trees with baby birds.

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