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“Beautiful gardens” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Theodore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Enjoy 65 acres of year-round floral pageantry in a Southern estate garden with blooms and beauties every day of the year. It is our passion at Bellingrath Gardens and Home to preserve and enhance the 65-acre garden and grand estate home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2009

I have been to Bellingrath Gardens many times. The Gardens are beautiful, and many ancient varieties of camellias and azaleas adorn the paths. I go to Bellingrath every time I am in Mobile.

Thank camelliaman
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Hilliard, Ohio
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2 reviews
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“Great Display”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2009

We visited the garden and home on March 22, 2009. The garden was really nice to walk thru. We also went on the river boat. I recommend that you go early and get a seat on the top, which was full when we arrived. However, we were able to stand at the stern of the boat and enjoy the nice weather. Be sure to put good walking shoes on, since the gardens covers 65 acres.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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“Enjoyed the Magic of Christmas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2009

I visited this attraction right after Christmas. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The house was nicely furnished and I enjoyed seeing the rooms. The gardens themselves were not in bloom. There was a nice peaceful pavillion on the lake that you could sit and watch pelicans. The Magic of Christmas Light Show was what made it special. The different displays were very imaginative. There was one area that you could look out over a lake and there was a lighted train which was reflected in the lake. There was also a cool pagoda display. It takes about an hour and a half to go through.

Thank angeleyes27
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67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“The Treasure of alabama”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2009

Outside of the weather - the absolute best choice in Alabama for beauty, lights, and pure fun. Not a theme park - it is an estste decked out for the season. During the spring - there is no place as beautiful as the Bellingrah and its azaleas. A mite hard to find - but who cares - a true alabama treasure

Thank robear61
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Pensacola, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Fun for the Whole Family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2008

We went to see the Magic Christmas in Lights this past Saturday and it was gorgeous. We had our 2 year old who loved it and 2 teens along that loved it as well. It truly is a great treat for the family. It is a lot of walking but we saw plenty of people in wheel chairs and they were getting around just fine so it's for all ages! We recommend it to anybody. It was our first time there and we're already planning to go back in the Spring and going to see the Christmas lights every year that we're stationed down here!

1 Thank SitterFam
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