A trip to Cypress Gardens in Moncks Corner SC was a wonderful surprise. This location has hosted several movie productions including The Patriot, The Notebook and Swamp Thing. As beautiful as the gardens are, the swamp is the main attraction. You can paddle yourself around the swamp, but the minimal charge to have a guided tour is well worth the cost. We were fortunate to come across several turtles sunning themselves on logs and a few alligators as well. If your lucky Cowboy will be your guide. The man is a wealth of information on the history and life of the swamp.
There is also an informative collection of photos depicting life on the plantation including the slave history.
A tour through the butterfly house not only included several species of butterflies, but also a resident duck with a somewhat questionable disposition.
Well worth the trip for us.