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“Fabulous aviary”
Review of Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens
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Owner description: A beautiful 9,170-acre green park located 16 miles south of Myrtle Beach.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Punta Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous aviary”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Loved it all, but the enclosed aviary is so spectacular that we forget all about the almost invisible netting. I also loved the otter tank and all of the sculptures scattered through out the park. We had a wonderful patio lunch before we left ... a lovely setting for a chance to sit down!

Visited September 2013
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Elmira, New York
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Ever Changing-Simply Amazing!”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

That is their slogan/motto and they are true to the words. This place is simply amazing-gorgeous, lush gardens filled with really great statues and the landscaping is superb! The Tour Guide definitely knows the true meaning of Southern Hospitality. Be sure to visit the several galleries as well as the zoo and aviary. It is well worth the price of admission-not many places that grants admission for a full seven consecutive days.

Visited April 2013
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DC
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful visit, terrific tour guide, great statues”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

The gardens in Oct were truly wonderful. The statues throughout the garden are well-placed and add to the relaxing atmosphere. Take the tour of the garden and learn a great deal of the history. We LOVED the variety of fountains, arrangements of flowers, the beautiful oak allee with caladiums underplanted.
The Mother Nature's Café is a tour offered where one walks with a guide through the barn animals, an aviary and into a swampland. We were VERY disappointed with the guide as she really did not feed all the animals but only certain ones. The alligator sighting promised did not happen. The birds in the aviary are territorial and too little space for them to nest. The guide should have moved the group through faster. It was like a scene from "The Birds" movie.
The swamp land was so very interesting as was seeing the foxes. The best alligator sighting was the statue.
The tour of the cemetery and historical grounds was well-done and narrated. we spent 2 half days there and will return in one spring for that view.
The gift shop had some good pricing and we were able to get some nice prints, notepaper and other rememberances.
GO VISIT is you are in the area!
The tickets are good for a number of days.

Visited October 2013
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Caryville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A great place to visit over and over again”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Admission to the gardens grants you admisission for seven consecutive days. It is a beautiful place to walk and admire the beatiful statuary, flowers and fountains. Also there are several galleries of rotating exhibits. Additionally there is a small zoo and aviary. I do recommend you take the pontoon cruise into the back waters to see nature up close and to view site of the extensive rice fields that populated the area years ago. Another side trip is the trekker excursion by motor vehicle into the remote areas that once comprised the original plantation.

Visited October 2013
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, USA
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice setting for all occasions”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Went for the annual beerfest. Wonderful scenery. Always a nice visit. Volunteers are great at ensuring a good time.

Visited September 2013
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