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Audubon Swamp Garden

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Address: Charleston, SC
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.

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Gators and herons, oh my!

Beautiful, peaceful swamp-with raised pathways for great viewing of the swampland and the wildlife. We watched alligators sleeping peacefully, all sorts of herons, hawks, gulls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
DonS246
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful, peaceful swamp-with raised pathways for great viewing of the swampland and the wildlife. We watched alligators sleeping peacefully, all sorts of herons, hawks, gulls and sea birds while listening to the sounds of the wild things. A wonderful experience-with we had hours to spend here! Skp the gardens, and go straight to the swamp!

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this swamp garden. My husband and I walked through it alone. It was eerily beautiful! Parts of it reminded me of walking into the video game "Myst." We saw several birds, turtles and alligators. The only disappointing part was that we drove about a half hour out of our way and only wanted to tour the swamp garden which... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth the price of admission. Was able to see 6-8 alligators in their natural habitat, and tons of other cool creatures. Very relaxing walk too, no one around in the evening.

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Hampstead, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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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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