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“Spring time is the best time”

Audubon Swamp Garden
Ranked #61 of 244 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The wife and I love to go to the Audubon Swamp Garden in the spring. Egrets and herons nest and hatch their young by the hundreds. The last time we encounter the largest gator we ever seen swimming under the bridge we were standing on. Just a great experience

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Love the nature walk o the Audubon swamp garden...Birds and gators and turtles ....If you love photography, you will enjoy this trail...

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We went to Magnolia Plantation for a long morning. My main interest was the swamp garden.
It was a beautiful clear crisp but very chilly morning. We were among the first to arrive at the main area just near the entrance to the house and grounds. We paid the $15 per person entrance fee plus $8 per person for the swamp. The grounds are lovely. We did not do the house tour. It's pretty but we really didn't want to go through the tour. We were able to go up the steps to the outside porch. Nothing special there except a nice view of the front grounds. We did visit the little petting zoo even though it was just husband and I. We figured why not we were already there. It was fun and cute. We liked the deer and the peacocks.
Then we went to the swamp area. It's actually on the way out so we drove toward the exit and pulled into the lot near the swamp garden. There's a sign directing you to it.
We LOVED it! Absolutely gorgeous, erie, peaceful, quiet, very green and out of the ordinary for us. We walked pretty far into it and we saw egrets, turtles, gators, ducks and birds. The trees and swamp and flowers themselves were beautiful and the excitement of seeing the gators (my husband was barely a step away from a baby gator sunning himself just out of the water against the path) was exactly what I'd hoped for. Definitely a must do.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

It is inside the Magnolia plantation. To get into the swamp garden, we had to pay for the basic entrance fee to the plantation and an addition fee to gain access to the swamp garden.

We really enjoyed walking among the swamp. We saw plenty of birds, mostly egrets and some heroin. There were alligators too.

We spent about 75 min walking with some stopping.

4  Thank DavidNYC11
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

My family loves going to the Audobon Swamp trail.... and we are not even all that into birds. Its just a great place to visit, and get away.... feels like FAR away. We've been in all seasons... can't tell you which is best.

2  Thank byrdieep1
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