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Swan Lake Iris Gardens

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Address: 822 W Liberty St, Sumter, SC 29150-4729
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Beautiful and peaceful

My husband and I enjoyed walking the paths around the lake and seeing the different types of swans. This is a very nice park, especially to be maintained by the city and to have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ramble-and-Trek
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Virginia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed walking the paths around the lake and seeing the different types of swans. This is a very nice park, especially to be maintained by the city and to have free admission. Some unique touches are the "Talking Tree" path and the Chocolate Garden (maintained by local Master Gardeners).

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely one of the nicest gardens I have visited in South Carolina. It's free and offers hours of beauty, and enjoyment. You'll see tons of beautiful swans, stunning flowering trees, shrubs, lovely walking paths. Wear your comfy shoes and stroll these beautiful grounds. Worth the trip and certainly a great place to get lovely photo opportunities.

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Grapevine, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fabulous! Very peaceful to walk around and see plenty of swans and various other birds. Make sure to walk both sides of the road. The north is totally different but equally at good!

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Thank Katie E
Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful... So nice to see famillies walking around. The swans were so interesting!!!i have been telling everyone to go!!!

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park all times of the year -- with paths around the lake and boardwalks through the swampy parts, a magnificent sculpture, and many types of waterfowl all around the lake. There is also a great playground for small children.

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Thank 78William
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk and relax on a bench here and there while taking pictures of the incredible scenery! Little bit of trash here and there but nothing horrid or anything that would make you turn away. Amazing place to stop by and spend an hour or even two!

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doesn't matter what time of year you visit- its always relaxing, always beautiful. full of color in the spring, and lots of lights at christmas. Definitely make this a must-see on any visit!

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful during Christmas Time and any other time of the year. Great place to walk and learn about things and watch the swans, ducks and turtles.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I first discovered Swan Lake back in the late 80s When my Aunt and Uncle moved to Shaw AFB there wasnt much to do here back then so the whole family toured the gardens. The fact that they have every species of swans was totally cool to me. Since then I have visited the gardens on a regular basis I... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Swan Lake is a great place to go and relax with the family! It has a playground for the kids, great walking trails around the lake with little pit stops displaying the history of the flower/landscaping arrangements. For those that are into Pokémon Go there are quite a few Pokemon that can be caught along with Pokémon Go stops and... More 

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