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“Beautiful day (with the option of returning!)”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 older children, Activities for young children
Lake George, New York
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful day (with the option of returning!)”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great day at Brookgreen garden.... After recently being at Disney, I purchased a Groupon ticket expecting to find topiary statues!!!! (should have done a little more research!) WOW was I surprised and thrilled to find life, and over life size statues of bronze, granite and aluminum, as we walk through the beautiful gardens of tulips, azaleas, poppies, and all the spring flowers!
We spent 3 hours there and easily could have been more. Nice thing is your ticket is good for 6 days! There was even a live alligator on the side of one of the ponds sunning himself!!! Take the free statue tour, 1 hour long and very informative!

Visited April 2014
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Pinckney MI.
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“This place is a MUST see!”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wonderful, beautiful, creative, interesting and a must see! As a visitor to the area, I bought a 2-for -1 admission on Groupon and almost feel guilty we didn't pay full price to get in. I wasn't sure what to expect, just figured it was a nice garden. WRONG! Oh, so wrong. It is beautifully manicured gardens, beautiful century+ old trees, wonderful sculptures, fountains, flowers and a zoo (including an awesome aviary) all winding through 9,000 acres of land. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and marvelled at the beauty of it all, including the alligator sunning himself at the side of one of the many ponds. The ticket is good for 7 consecutive days and truly you can't see everything in one day. We went back on a second day, and still not sure we saw it all. What a wonderful way to spend a day. I will definitely return when in the area and I highly recommend it -it's for everyone, all ages. Just be sure you are ready to walk-it's huge. Enjoy!

Visited April 2014
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Harrogate, Tennessee
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Like An Outdoor Museum”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

It was breathtaking, Loved the scenery, enjoyed the walk, beautiful day, it did take us a total of 7 hours to complete all of it, which we split up into 2 days, It was too much for 1 day, especially with a 5 year old. The only disappointment was the Labyrinth, It was just a maze on the ground, without trees, more for pushing a stroller around maybe...

Visited April 2014
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very special experience”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Every visit as I am a Family membership holder, is a special experience. Special events are wonderful and first class. I occasionally take my clients for lunch to add credibility of location location location

Visited December 2013
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McLean, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Something for the adults and the kids, everyone was happy!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a beautiful garden. We spent the afternoon/evening there. The children (11 and 6) were given a booklet with questions they had to answer which kept them focused and busy the whole time. The sculptures and gardens are magnificent, the only complaint the 6 year old was too many statues in the nude! So funny! The Allee of Oaks is breathtaking and I could have just sat there for half a day enjoying the serenity. We did the boat ride which was super fun, we went at 5.30pm, and got to see 3 alligators, a turtle, several birds and the highlight an Osprey who was sitting in a tree with a huge fish under one claw which he had obviously just caught. The children's zoo was also lovely, and the girls loved seeing some animals they haven't seen before. The scenic walk from the boat to the zoo took us along a board walk which had several Cardinals in the trees, which we were all excited to see as they are the Virginian state bird and we hardly see them there, but they were abundant here at Brookgreen. It is one of the few attractions that I have been able to enjoy without my 6 year crying "Bored" after half an hour. Everyone went home happy!

Visited April 2014
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