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Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary
Ranked #552 of 1,208 things to do in Maryland
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21 reviews
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“We had fun!”
Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

We went on a field trip for my son's preschool class. We were supposed to do stuff outside but due to the weather we had to stay inside and they did a wonderful job with the kids keeping them entertaining. The girl running the program was really good with getting the kids involved. Would absolutely go back!

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting and fun - what a nice surprise.”
Reviewed 15 October 2011

Okay, I'm not much on swamps but I found this place really interesting and fun.

The Pros:

Nice visitor center, on the small side but loaded with hands on things for kids, i.e., lots of touch-and-feel kind of things. There was a honey bee colony inside (very safe) that was way cool and you can watch them coming and going through a window in the building.

Well marked path and boardwalk that takes you deep into the heart of the cypress swamp. Not an overly long walk but the builders of it were kind enough to put in areas where you can sit and just listen to swamps sounds.

Free admission.

Areas to picnic.


Now for the cons:

Well, it's a swamp. When we were there we had NO problem with bugs but that's because there'd been a huge rainfall the night before. Might want to take bug spray just in case.

Overall it was a very enjoyable experience. I imagine kids or those with short attention spans would like this place. We spent 1 1/2 hours here.

Visited September 2011
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