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Swan Lake Iris Gardens

822 W Liberty St, Sumter, SC 29150-4729
+1 803-436-2640
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Beautiful and peaceful

My husband and I enjoyed walking the paths around the lake and seeing the different types of swans... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Ramble-and-Trek
,
Virginia
Stunning!

Absolutely one of the nicest gardens I have visited in South Carolina. It's free and offers hours... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Dawnella66
,
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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822 W Liberty St, Sumter, SC 29150-4729
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and I enjoyed walking the paths around the lake and seeing the different types of swans. This is a very nice park, especially to be maintained by the city and to have free admission. Some unique touches are the "Talking Tree" path and...More

Thank Ramble-and-Trek
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Absolutely one of the nicest gardens I have visited in South Carolina. It's free and offers hours of beauty, and enjoyment. You'll see tons of beautiful swans, stunning flowering trees, shrubs, lovely walking paths. Wear your comfy shoes and stroll these beautiful grounds. Worth the...More

Thank Dawnella66
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

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!

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Absolutely wonderful... So nice to see famillies walking around. The swans were so interesting!!!i have been telling everyone to go!!!

Thank saylorcats
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a beautiful park all times of the year -- with paths around the lake and boardwalks through the swampy parts, a magnificent sculpture, and many types of waterfowl all around the lake. There is also a great playground for small children.

Thank 78William
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 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...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

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!

Thank Kim H
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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.

Thank 420naturelover3
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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...More

Thank Heidi D
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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...More

Thank Ray H
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megan b
17 October 2017|
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Response from BIGALKELLY | Reviewed this property |
sorry i dont know the prices try calling the admin office
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tadams75
28 March 2017|
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Response from Dawnella66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi you dont have to walk the entire park to be able to enjoy some of it. As you go in the entrance there is a nice pond and places to sit and enjoy the scenery through out the park..you could stay as long or as short as you... More
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Madelyn J
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Response from Mariln A | Reviewed this property |
Memorial Day wknd is our Iris Festival. Beautiful florets and swans are very visible.
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