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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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It was my husband's first trip to Louisiana, so he'd never seen the swamp before. It was a fairly... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Amy B
via mobile

The swamp tour we took on airboats was the highlight of our southern Mississippi trip. At one... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
novato, CA
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Dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, this 101-acre facility includes wildlife and ecology exhibits and a 65-acre cypress-tupelo swamp, navigable by boardwalk, and filled with wildlife such as birds, bobcats, foxes, turtles and...more
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10503 N Oak Hills Pkwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-2858
+1 225-757-8905
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

It was my husband's first trip to Louisiana, so he'd never seen the swamp before. It was a fairly short hike. The nature center was fun too and the staff super friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This was an OK visit, but don't get too carried away with it and you will not be disappointed. There is a pretty ordinary visitor centre and some unspectacular walking paths. Okay, but only if you happen to be passing.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The swamp tour we took on airboats was the highlight of our southern Mississippi trip. At one point we were surrounded by alligators--blew our minds! People were so very nice--we had a ball!

Thank debdoll
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Spotted armidillos, an owl, and enjoyed lush greenery and nature sounds! Library trail heads to actual library. Nice walk and center has reptiles even baby gator which if you ask you may pet. Nice staff, bit young. Loved art bugs my middle schoolers! Very impressive.

2  Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We took our friend who was visiting from Maine to the Nature Center on Wed. The person who sold us our tickets told us what birds to be watching for and on what trail they may be found. Every trail was nice and well cared...More

5  Thank jijij781
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We tried to check in and due to renovations couldn't find the relocated front office. After asking all over for directions we made it to the gift shop where TWO clerks were manning the counter. Both were coking and joking to this woman I'm assuming...More

5  Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Cute! The trails are not exciting at all, but as expected because they are super short. One trail leads to the library off Bluebonnet. The best part of this place is inside they have reptiles and amphibians (frogs, baby alligators, snakes) they even have rocks...More

Thank 249theresea
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Lovely tranquil walk in Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Centre. Well maintained path. Friendly staff. Saw a water snake and a couple of birds.

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is an in-town lowland, typical Louisiana cypress swamp. A rare find. however it is now difficult to stop and get a "visitor's view of it because of construction around it. It is a beautiful little oasis. Perhaps I missed an interpretive center.

Thank danearle
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed walking around in the Bluebonnet Swamp park. It’s a good way to enjoy nature and be away from the noise and smells of the city, although we didn’t see much animals other than birds and squirrels

Thank willemb89
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14 August 2018|
Response from danearle | Reviewed this property |
About an hour. It is a small reserve.
Robert F
23 June 2016|
Response from Vecchio7 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Not 100 percent sure, but that sounds about right.
5 April 2015|
Response from Randall G | Reviewed this property |
No. It's intended for hiking only.