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Swan Lake Iris Gardens

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Address: 822 W. Liberty St., Sumter, SC
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
jacob w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Thank jacob w
Sumter, South Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Kim H
Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank 420naturelover3
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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Thank Heidi D
Sumter, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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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Thank Ray H
Captiva Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Very nice to walk around to see the scenery. Used to visit there as a kid. Very nice place to bring your family.

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Thank ChristopherTomlin
Abilene, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the loveliest parks I have visited! There is a great play area for the children. A beautiful garden with many geese and swans. The flower gardens are wonderfully kept. I would love to come here everyday if I lived in this area!

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Thank Diana C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Swan Lake is one of the prettiest places Sumter. It is family friendly and has things to do for the young and old.

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Thank 26dinahs
Sumter, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The improvements here really rejuvenated the park. Good for jogging or just sit out and enjoi everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The city of Sumter has really gone all out in putting up Christmas lights in the Swan Lake.. They've done a fantastic job and it is really a sight to see. Be ready for a little wait if you go do the drive thru. Traffic can be pretty heavy at times. It is well worth the wait.

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