Visiting Cypress Gardens in Goose Creek was an awesome day. There are miles of trails you can explore in addition to the wonderful swamp area. When walking the trail be sure to pay attention to the signs and watch out for local wildlife. This little fellow was only two feet from the walking trail. He didn't seem to mind posing for a photo though.
The swamp was really beautiful. There are benches and swings scattered around to allow for rest and reflection.
There are also boats available for guided or self tours of the swamp area.
Be on the look out for the ruins and bridge that were featured in the Mel Gibson movie The Patriot. The Notebook and other movies were also filmed in the garden. Be sure and ask the wonderful guides to point out the locations.
Once you are through viewing the swamp and walking the trails don't miss the butterfly house and the resident guard duck.