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Audubon Swamp Garden

#58 of 240 things to do in Charleston Features Animals
Charleston, SC
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Beautiful, we enjoyed our visit. We hope to come back again. There's so much history, so much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dannell D
via mobile
Beautiful grounds

We were only in Charleston for less then 24 hours and I'm so glad we went to the Magnolia... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Elisa D
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, we enjoyed our visit. We hope to come back again. There's so much history, so much beauty. Plants and flowers for all seasons. Any season you come you will find something different to see.

1  Thank Dannell D
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We were only in Charleston for less then 24 hours and I'm so glad we went to the Magnolia plantation and Audubon Swamp Garden. We had the most perfect weather day - not a cloud in the sky, warm but not hot and no humidity....More

1  Thank Elisa D
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This attraction is on the grounds of the Magnolia Plantation; one purchases an $8 entry pass at the Plantation kiosk. Most of the viewing area is accessed via a very well done boardwalk and the remainder by causeway between swamps. Their full-time Naturalist, Stacy, has...More

3  Thank Bolond
Reviewed 27 April 2017

While the nearby Magnolia Plantation may be the reason for coming here, be sure to include enough time to make the walk through of this fabulous wildlife gem. We got our tickets first thing in the morning, and then headed to the swamp garden to...More

2  Thank oregoncoasters
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I never seen a swamp park and this amazed me. It was unique, peaceful, and well-preserved. We saw many wild lives. You can see bird nests beautifully distributed on trees. We saw a crocodile sun bathing, a crocodile floating not far from the bench we...More

1  Thank Aurora L
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We enjoyed several hours of easy strolling on this boardwalk-covered swamp. It's an smart way to enjoy nature & easy enough for seniors or families with children of all ages. The walk is basically a loop, but you can do as much or as little...More

1  Thank MichiganCookies
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The boardwalk and paths through this unique swamp of cypress and tupelo trees offer a very special look at this watery world. It's magical! If you visit in the spring, this is a very active rookery for herons and egrets. They are everywhere, and in...More

1  Thank LarchFoodie
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We have been here before and had a great experience but it was over 15 years ago. Before, we saw a Lucy swamp filled with wildlife but this visit, just two birds and a baby turtle were found in waters that were overgrown and in...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went here our second day in Charleston. When we arrived at Magnolia Plantation at 8 a.m., I asked which we should see first, the Audubon Swamp Garden or the plantation. The manager said the plantation, and she was right. We came back our last...More

1  Thank Angeles
Reviewed 24 February 2017

As a birder I was in heaven to see multitudes of warblers, wading birds, and a heron rookery! Early morning was an ideal time to explore quietly and take it all in!

2  Thank vtbiker
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20 June 2015|
Response from thrillaryclinton |
When I was there, the sucker got my toe! But it was my fault because I was gnawing on some jerky and a little piece fell onto my foot! Don't make the same mistake that I did!!!
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19 February 2015|
Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
I think the 'swamp' owner should answer but I will pipe in and say that while most of the paths are raised boardwalk I do recall some stretches of trail that may not have been that friendly to a wheelchair. However, they... More