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“Mint Julips any one?”

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Ranked #18 of 238 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: South Carolina's Most Visited Plantation and Gardens. National Registry of Historic Places. Ancient Oak Avenue. Tours full of History. World Famous Gardens of the 19th Century "Romantic Style". Selected by Travel + Leisure (2014) as the only South Carolina garden deemed one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens". Reconstruction Period Plantation Home Tour. Award Winning Slave Cabin Tour. Very popular Nature-Train Tour. Rice Field Boat Tour. Family Oriented. Petting Zoo and Nature Center. Audubon Swamp Self-Guided Tour. Amazing Nesting Rookery. If you have only one Plantation to see, don't miss us!
Victoria, Texas
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Mint Julips any one?”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is my favorite Plantation ! We did the Guided Tour through the Plantation Home, sat on the sweeping, fabulous Porch . We purchased some Books in the Gift Shop . Miniature Horses and other Animals where grazing on the lovley Grounds. A little Train takes you through the Property past swamps and Old Slave Cabins Our Tour Guide was informative, explaining the History. There is a nice Green House and Water Garden out back . The large Camelia Bushes and Magnolia Trees frame this great Plantation Home perfectly!

Visited September 2012
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42 reviews
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“Beautiful plantation and dog - friendly”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This plantation is dog - friendly. We were able to take our black lab on the nature tram tour which is excellent. Dogs are welcome everywhere, even in the house if you can carry it. No, we didn't carry our lab through the house! There is an outside eating area that is also dog -friendly. The gardens were beautiful even though the magnolias are not yet in bloom..

Visited January 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Finally saw an alligator”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I actually saw two of them ,along with snowy egrets,hawks,great blue herons,turtles and wood ducks.I only walked the Audubon wetlands walk and found it very relaxing,beautiful lush vegetation and went slow with eyes and ears open and was pleasantly surprised around almost every turn.I wear soft shoes when walking in nature and was a bit annoyed at the sound of the heavy footed,boot wearing clunkers across the swamp walk boardwalks.Just waited for them to pass...

Visited January 2013
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Maryville, Tennessee
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“Fun Break in Winter”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have visited in the heat of July and now the cool of December. Both times were enjoyable. This time we took two young children who had a ball in the petting zoo, the maze, and general running around the gardens. Obviously, we didn't do the house this time with a 3-year-old, but I enjoyed the house tour last time. The shop has nicer end articles for sale.

Visited December 2012
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Tennessee
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136 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Gardens close to Charleston”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

These Camellia Gardens are on a former slave rice plantation just outside of Charleston. There is much to do on the grounds, petting zoo, conservatory, garden walks, wildlife watching. We saw bald eagles and plenty of other birds. Being a warm weekend during the winter, the alligators were everywhere.

Visited January 2013
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