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Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain

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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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Pine Mountain trip generator.
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  • We have been here at other times of the year when the weather is nicer. The gardens are still beautiful and there are a lot of sights to see, but our trip in April and in December were more suited to ...  more »
  • Stayed overnight at the Inn on way back to Sarasota from Atlanta. Very charming place and enjoyed our visit. Pretty little part of Georgia.  more »
  • Callaway Gardens is a beautiful property with so much to do!! We rented bikes and bicycled around the grounds to explore. If that's too much, you can rent a cart. I would not recommend that you walk a...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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