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Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain

Categories: Gardens, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Our family (consisting of 2 adults, 1 toddler & 1 teenager) attended the hot air balloon festival at Callaway for the 1st time. There was a lot of festival activities at the beach as well as year roun...  read more »
  • There is a lot to do at Callaway - mainly you should just enjoy the beautiful outdoors. The grounds were wonderful to experience and we really enjoyed everything. Birds of Prey exhibit - It was a hot ...  read more »
  • All in all, I enjoyed touring Callaway Gardens. I can't tell you anything about the golf side of it because I'm a horticulturist and I went for the gardens. The Butterfly Garden alone is worth the vis...  read more »
  • Stayed at the mountain Creek Inn, the rooms are just like hotel rooms. Well taken care of. The gardens and the awesome butterfly conservatory is what will make me come back. Educational and a beautiful place to spend time with the family. It's well worth the visit. One last thing. Callaway gardens is huge! Don't think you can walk to everything, some mode of transportation will be needed.
  • Not at all what we had expected. We thought we were going to be booked into the Callaway Lodge and Spa. We ended up being booked into the Mountain Creek Inn. It was very old, in desperate need of renovation and small. Apparently, it is owned by the same people, and is on the same property. I'm not sure how you actually get a room at the spa. When you call to make a reservation, they answer the phone Callaway Gardens Lodge and Spa. Nobody mentioned that we would be put into the Mountain Inn part of Callaway Gardens! Beware! This also happened to several other people that we talked to at the hotel.
  • Lots of fun if timed right. The balloon festival is fun. The butterflies are awesome. The birds of prey show is super cool. The lake is packed with fun stuff to do but the water is not the cleanest. The discovery center is fun too but not giant. The trails are extensive and there are plenty of surprises on the grounds to explore. A little expensive.
  • I very much enjoyed our tome at Callaway. We stayed at the Inn, nothing to fancy and could use some cleaning around the grounds, but it was what I expected. Good hotel room. The Gardens were lovely. Just our pace. The Birds of Prey show was neat. The crown Jewel was the Day Butterfly Conservatory. We went there multiple times during our stay. It was a pure delight!
  • The park is looking very run down and half of the attractions are now closed. Sadly this last visit of mine will be the last visit. Annual membership buys you the right to pay half price (which is the normal price) on special weekends like Labor Day, Christmas, etc. because now they charge you double on those days. Beware of the NO REFUND POLICY because you won't even have the pleasure of speaking with a manager to lodge a complaint, they will simply give you the 1-800 number and tell you to call during business hours. Of course they were happy to take my $100 during non business hours.
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