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Audubon Swamp Garden

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Address: Charleston, SC
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08:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
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A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.

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ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TRIP!!! (Do not lose you gate code)

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... read more

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 be able to see early morning sunbathers. We were not disappointed! We saw a myriad... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 sat on, and a crocodile on the side of the road -- we had to... More 

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Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of it as you choose. It could all be done in less than an hour,... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 their beautiful breeding plumage! You can observe them displaying and building nests. A bit later... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 need of some care. We did run into one employee that told us that they... More 

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Burien, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 day and did it again. Birds were amazing. They were like Christmas tree ornaments on... More 

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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!

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Far from the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston is this magical, still place that allows you to walk through an enchanted cypress swamp on an elevated boardwalk. Depending on the time of year you visit, the creatures you spot will change, but we saw lizards, turtles, and, most wonderfully, a bard owl.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is an extra tour cost to the gardens, but it's a really small fee. If you want to see something different than a load of gardens, this is really cool. You get to see wildlife in it's natural habitat, turtles, alligators, herrin, egrets, etc. The boardwalk also has different horticulture postings and animal postings along the way with informative... More 

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Hope, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Boardwalk not well maintained. Lots of algae. Nothing there in the winter. Boardwalk at Francis Beidler Forest much nicer (still little to see in the winter).

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