Driving though South Carolina recently, I discovered the Cypress Gardens Park in Monks Corner. This may be the absolute best way to experience the Cypress Swamps of the Carolinas!
While not a traditional amusement park (you won't find any roller coasters here!), this attractions provides a unique glimpse into the natural beauty of this region. Miles of nature trails, a Swamparium (mixture of an aquarium and reptile house), boats, and a butterfly house create a relaxing and educational experience for all ages.
Admission is very reasonable at $10. per adult and $5. for kids. The park is pet friendly, and the boat usage is at no charge (small fee of $5. if you want a guided boat tour). All in all a great way to spend a few hours, just be sure to bring some bug spray! You are in the swamp after all...