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Audubon Swamp Garden, Charleston

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Wildlife Area
Audubon Swamp Garden is a 60acre cypress and tupelo swamp on the grounds of Magnolia Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. At one time, the swamp served as a reservoir for the plantation's rice cultivation. Today, the swamp garden includes native flora but also non-native, exotic plantings and is home to herons, ibis, turtles, otters, alligators, and other wildlife.The swamp garden is named for the ornithologist and artist John James Audubon, who visited the plantation before the Civil War and is said to have collected waterfowl specimens there as models for his paintings. More recently, director Wes Craven made use of the site while filming the 1982 horror movie Swamp Thing.
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  • We were only in Charleston for less then 24 hours and I'm so glad we went to the Magnolia plantation and Audubon Swamp Garden. We had the most perfect weather day - not a cloud in the sky, warm but no...  more »
  • This attraction is on the grounds of the Magnolia Plantation; one purchases an $8 entry pass at the Plantation kiosk. Most of the viewing area is accessed via a very well done boardwalk and the remain...  more »
  • While the nearby Magnolia Plantation may be the reason for coming here, be sure to include enough time to make the walk through of this fabulous wildlife gem. We got our tickets first thing in the mor...  more »
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  • What a beautiful walk in such a peaceful setting! Birds, alligators, a lake and the swamps. We absolutely loved it here!
  • Waste of money, magnolia plantation is enough, same birds, same alligators!
  • Great place for photography.
  • The birds, the birds .. so amazing.