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Swan Lake Iris Gardens

822 W Liberty St, Sumter, SC 29150-4729
+1 803-436-2640
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The Recovery Stroke

As a life-long Sumterite, I have been visiting Swan Lake for decades. It is always a good choice... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Ryan S
via mobile
Beautiful park

We visited here as the last stop on a road trip. We were wonderfully surprised how lovely the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Julie B
via mobile
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822 W Liberty St, Sumter, SC 29150-4729
+1 803-436-2640

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

As a life-long Sumterite, I have been visiting Swan Lake for decades. It is always a good choice for children due to the wildlife and the playground with the antique firetruck. Visiting at night around Christmas will show you the most beautiful display of Christmas...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here as the last stop on a road trip. We were wonderfully surprised how lovely the grounds were. There is no shortage of swans and the boardwalks allow you to watch them in their natural habitat. It was fun to hear all their...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We visited with family to spend some time outdoors. My grandsons, 5 1/2 and 4, played on the rides awhile before we all decided to take the walk around the lake. A nice trail around the lake featuring many geese, swans, ducks and turtles. We...More

Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is the most amazing place for just walking around and enjoying nature in a safe and family friendly environment. The walking trail is marked with educational materials so that we can learn about the species of swans that we are seeing. In addition the...More

Thank 954elainef
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful Swan Lake is right on the edge of town. It takes you a peaceful retreat for the body and mind as you wander the trails surrounded by old Cypress Trees, beautiful flowers and aromatic gardens, such as the Chocolate Garden. There is a variety...More

Thank Young94
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Second visit , first time time was in the spring of 2014, when the Iris were blooming, a large variety of them , very beautiful as the iris line the center lake. As for the swans there are supposed to be 10 variety, but haven't...More

Thank tombrady127
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My co-workers and I spent a week working in oppressive heat and through thunderstorms. We work outside. Several days it was 116 degrees. After the last event we quickly changed our work shirts and headed for Swan Lake/Iris Gardens. I love it when hotels have...More

Thank CaliAdvice
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Don't forget the camera. A must see especially at Christmas time and when the iris are in bloom. Also don't forget The Iris Festival held there in May.

Thank Gloria J
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visit Swan Lake a couple of times a year. The grandchildren love the playground and walking around the lake, seeing the ducks, swans, geese and other birds. You can cross the highway via a bridge to walk on the boardwalks and paths through the...More

Thank Follychic
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day seeing all those kinds of swans and sights it's good for family and friends . Not far from the city center :)

Thank ykitt00
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28 March 2017|
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Response from Dawnella66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi you dont have to walk the entire park to be able to enjoy some of it. As you go in the entrance there is a nice pond and places to sit and enjoy the scenery through out the park..you could stay as long or as short as you... More
Madelyn J
3 October 2016|
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Response from Mariln A | Reviewed this property |
Memorial Day wknd is our Iris Festival. Beautiful florets and swans are very visible.
Christine W
18 June 2016|
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Response from cityofsumter | Property representative |
Pets are only allowed in the green space between the Visitors Center and Iris Market, however, they are not allowed anywhere inside the walk-in gates in the gardens or children's area. Thanks and hope to see you at Swan Lake... More