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Audubon Swamp Garden

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Visited on a December late afternoon and only saw 1 alligator, but it was fun to experience a true... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephanie C
Baltimore, Maryland
Audubon Swamp

Went here with my grandkids and family. It was really worth the trip. Didn't see much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
Pelham, New York
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A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a December late afternoon and only saw 1 alligator, but it was fun to experience a true swamp. They're easy to miss though with all the algae. Saw a lot of turtles and birds, and the elevated boardwalk is nice. I wish there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my grandkids and family. It was really worth the trip. Didn't see much wildlife....snake, a few turtles....but it was a great walk around the swamp on elevated boardwalk with a lake at the end of the trail. Definitely check it out

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

We had been to the Audibon swamp in the spring but never in the fall. It was a nice but chilly day and we saw lots of birdlife, alligators, turtles an Ahinga and a number of long legged white birds.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas F
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Flowers are nice, but alligators are way cooler. A nice walk around a swamp with lots of wildlife to see.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BumblechickFood
Reviewed October 23, 2018

So interesting and so much fun. See the alligators and turtles and a snake was great! Recommend this for everyone. Walk the entire place, it's worth it and keep your eyes peeled for those animal. So much fun.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank livasida
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I learned a lot on the guided train tour, and very much enjoyed walking unguided through the swamp. It was a million degrees outside though, so we didn't make it very long before flagging. It's definitely worth seeing--especially if you can work around the weather.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tmteixeira
Reviewed September 13, 2018

time your visit per peak season and time of day for viewing the birds and animals, walk around the back pond then back up through the forest on the trail, boardwalk and trail are well kept

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

There is so much to see as you take this easy walk through the swamp. Take bug spray and adequate water on a hot day. The swap is spectacular and there are large areas of water covered with duck week that in a photo appear...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ron M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a beautiful swamp area, enjoyed so much. Saw many wild critters. You should take your time when here, be quiet and still and the swamp will come alive for you! It was hot and humid and late in the afternoon, even got a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Y5605BBrichardg
Reviewed August 16, 2018

we wree there when very hot but worth stopping at the end of the day. drive your car from main carpark towards exit and you can park right there. all on a broadwalk so you are above the water. saw good wildlife spots.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Marty F
March 22, 2018|
Response from Rainbowdops | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are! One baby gator was just a few feet from the trail, I stood and stared at it for a long time wondering if it was real. When it blinked I knew it was and moved along.
carole b
February 12, 2017|
Response from Rainbowdops |
No, you have to pay the entry fee for the garden and also pay to add-on a ticket to get into the Swamp Walk. They will give you a code to gain access to the walk.