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Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter

(4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Located in Sumter, South Carolina, Swan Lake-Iris Gardens began in 1927 as a private fishing lake for wealthy businessman Hamilton Carr Bland, who also began landscaping his garden with Japanese Iris flowers. It is currently the only public park in the United States to have all eight species of swans—including Royal White Mutes, Black Necks, Coscorobas, Whoopers, Black Australians, Whistlers, Bewicks, and Trumpeters.Sources
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  • 這是是3月份來 很多花都還沒開 不過湖面的景色不需要花的陪襯就美的讓人目不轉睛了! 百來隻得黑色 白色 的天鵝 鴛鴦 水鴨 在湖面上自在的悠游 湖面反射的倒影 水中的大樹 湖邊樹的氣根 都讓人覺得美不勝收. 聽說5月及12月來會有另一番滋味 希望下次造訪能欣賞到不同的美景.  more »
  • This place is fabulous! Very peaceful to walk around and see plenty of swans and various other birds. Make sure to walk both sides of the road. The north is totally different but equally at good!  more »
  • Absolutely wonderful... So nice to see famillies walking around. The swans were so interesting!!!i have been telling everyone to go!!!  more »
  • A beautiful forested wetland park. I personally love the bald cypress trees more than the swans. But swans are awesome too. Be sure to bring a nice camera and take many pictures. Free admission and opens everyday. Don't worry about the visitor center closed on weekends. You don't get much information from there.
  • This place is simply a breath-taking experience and is taken care of quite well. I loved walking around the trails while looking at the various birds and trees. Simply impressive with so much nature eye-candy in a rather small area. You could spend hours walking around or having a picnic on a nice day. Great for parties or get-togethers, couple dates, families, and nature explorers alike. Highly recommended!
  • Nice place to go for a stroll and able to see all 7 species of swans here and able to enjoy a nice picnic and a nice walk.
  • Nice scenery, from the playground to the pond hike. You can no longer feed the birds. My kids really enjoy this hidden gem.
  • Its so beautiful! This is where I do photos of my children. . They look forward to them.