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“My camera almost had a meltdown!”

Swan Lake Iris Gardens
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Sumter
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Killing time while my husband was in a meeting someone suggested I visit Swan Lake, wow, I had the nicest day just strolling around looking at all the beautiful flowers, trees, plants, and of course swans and other wildlife living at the gardens. I took so many photos my camera should have had a meltdown. This place is great for families, couples have weddings here, seniors will find the stroll comfortable. I had just missed the bloom of the iris flowers,darn, but there were still much beauty to photograph. Planning to return next time that meeting rolls around.

Thank cntrymama_11
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an excellent place to visit in Sumter in the spring or fall. (It's too hot in the summer!) It is probably the leading public attraction in Sumter. Tour buses come in the spring to see the beautiful irises, and the eight species of swan. You can bring a picnic lunch, and enjoy a couple of idle hours here. There are easy walking trails that go around the lakes. There is a nice, if low key, annual Memorial Day Weekend Festival.

Thank SCOsprey
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Superb walking tour with extensive variety of swans. Excellent opportunity to view evert species of swan known to man. Enjoyable walking trails and excellent access to nature. Convienent parking with hard surface walking pathways.

Thank Ravage1952
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Free!!! NICE nature walk & interesting facts posted through paths. Beautiful animals. Nice lil deli to eat @.

Thank JosieMcNew
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

The park is lovely and if you are in Sumter, I recommend you take the time to walk through the park. The swans are gorgeous.

Thank Krissygiz
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