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Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain

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#5 of 59 in Wildlife in Georgia
Created to protect native azalea species, Callaway Gardens has grown to include the world's largest man-made, white sand beach. An indoor conservatory protects its fluttering occupants in the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. Azaleas thrive in the gardens and grow around memorials. Every summer the beach comes to life with the Florida State University Flying High Circus, which holds activities and shows with the lake as a backdrop. Put Callaway Gardens and other Pine Mountain attractions into our Pine Mountain online route builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • September 24, 2017
    We visited here on an afternoon after going to the Wild Animal Safari. We had a good lunch at the Discovery Center, sitting on the deck and watching the fish and turtles as we ate. We then went to the...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    I purchased tickets to the Blue Morpho event for my mom's birthday and it was quite the magical experience. Michael made this event quite memorable. He manages the butterfly center and he never tired ...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful place to visit. Although we did not visit in the spring when most of the flowers were in bloom, it was still a wonderful experience. The hiking trails were terrific, and the butte...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    Grounds were well kept. Food was Overpriced. If we didn't have the free admission with our hotel stay it would not be worth it. The hotel was awesome. Staff was great m rooms clean.beds comfy. Pool was relaxing.
  • July 6, 2017
    I visited here with my family yesterday for the 4th of July since it's only about an hour and a half from Atlanta. With taxes, ended up paying $98 for 3 adults to attend the special holiday 'event'. I thought the price covered certain activities, however once we got inside of the beach, all of the activities costs extra. The beach grounds were maintained and I did enjoy the live band performances...The color of the water also left me with a bit of skepticism though. The best part was the fireworks show at the end of the night. It lasted from 930-945. For $30 a per adult, I did expect a longer show, but overall It really was an amazing show. Took 47 minutes to exit the parking lot after the show because of the dazed workers pretending to direct traffic. Overall, I think I will make the extra 2 hour drive to Hilton Head unless I am just last minute planning again..
  • July 3, 2017
    I went there for a one day trip, didn't stay overnight. They had rather high entry prices because of a July 4th weekend. Their butterfly garden is rather impressive, and I wish I had taken my camera along for a few cool shots. Besides that, there were a few shows put on by performers, all of whom had great talent. There were a few nice nature trails and such, and we got to feed fish (bring your own quarter for the food at these vending machine like things). Alone, the whole place might be boring, but with a few friends and a picnic planned it's just fine. The primary restrooms at the visiting center are just fine, but I did go to a far more poorly maintained one at the edge of the park.
  • June 25, 2017
    We participate in the Summer Family Adventure every year. It's a great time for all. The grounds could use some investment. The vegetable garden and the Sibley Center have closed and I'm not sure they plan to reopen and no replacement. The circus, the lake, the other gardens, the Disovery Center, and the Villas are all fabulous. The kids love it, too.
  • April 17, 2017
    We came here for a wedding weekend and stayed in the cabins. It was a beautiful location and the cabins were perfect to keep everyone in our group together. We spent the weekend visiting the gardens and it was so well maintained. The events for Easter weekend was fun for the kids. The wedding took place at the Chapel, and it was such a gorgeous back drop. The food at the lodge for the reception was delicious and the service in the restaurant was spectacular!

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