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Audubon Swamp Garden

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Charleston, SC
+1 843-571-1266
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Swamp Boardwalk and Trail

This is a beautiful walk, but it's unremarkable as swamp boardwalks go and the serenity is... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Silver Spring, Maryland
Audubon Swamp Garden

The Audubon Swamp Garden is within the grounds of Magnolia Gardens and is an additional cost. We... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Cincinnati, OH
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A 60-acre preserve where visitors observe many wildlife habitats.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Charleston, SC
+1 843-571-1266
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is a beautiful walk, but it's unremarkable as swamp boardwalks go and the serenity is occasionally interrupted by the narrated tour driving through and military planes flying overhead. If you're out bird-watching, you'll likely see some species here you didn't see at Magnolia Gardens....More

1  Thank bobthatsme
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The Audubon Swamp Garden is within the grounds of Magnolia Gardens and is an additional cost. We saw lots of Spanish Moss (not Spanish nor moss actually) on the trees as well as plenty of wildlife. Including alligators!

1  Thank RayGCincinnati_OH
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Before leaving Magnolia Plantation we walked the boardwalk. We got to see a snake, alligators, turtles, and several birds including White Ibis, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Northern Cardinals, Blue-Winged and Green-Winged Teals and Common Gallinule. Not bad for a hours walk around the swamp!

Thank Milford_PaMooseman
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Roaming the 60 acres of the Audubon Swamp Walk was one of the highlights of our trip. It really was so beautiful and mysterious. You can take as much or as little time as you want. We discovered a slave cemetery while wandering around. We...More

Thank Rainbowdops
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This Audubon Swamp Garden is a nice place to take a leisurely stroll and really have some downtime from all of the tours and such that happen at Magnolia Gardens. It's perfect to visit upon your exit of the garden and a great place to...More

Thank reddoorsuzy
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The swamp provided an enjoyable experience with lots of wildlife and birds. There is a boardwalk and many trails throughout. As birders, we were excited to see so many different species.

Thank TaraB0997
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Nice swamp garden. Mostly on walkways but trail is sometimes not and is near the water. Warning signs about alligators.

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Unique environment, enjoyed spotting and photographing alligators, turtles, spiders n various species of birds. Map and trail markings insufficient.

Thank loretta p
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Being in Charleston I assumed this would be a hot and humid walk; it was surprisingly cool in the shade. You could easily do this walk with a single water bottle in your hand if you're hydrated prior to starting the walk; assuming you're in...More

Thank GenericGi
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, we enjoyed our visit. We hope to come back again. There's so much history, so much beauty. Plants and flowers for all seasons. Any season you come you will find something different to see.

1  Thank Dannell D
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Questions & Answers
carole b
13 February 2017|
Response from Rainbowdops |
No, you have to pay the entry fee for the garden and also pay to add-on a ticket to get into the Swamp Walk. They will give you a code to gain access to the walk.
20 June 2015|
Response from thrillaryclinton |
When I was there, the sucker got my toe! But it was my fault because I was gnawing on some jerky and a little piece fell onto my foot! Don't make the same mistake that I did!!!
c c
19 February 2015|
Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
I think the 'swamp' owner should answer but I will pipe in and say that while most of the paths are raised boardwalk I do recall some stretches of trail that may not have been that friendly to a wheelchair. However, they... More