Fodor's Expert Review Callaway Gardens

Pine Mountain Garden/Arboretum Fodor's Choice

South of Pine Mountain Village lies the area's main draw: a 2,500-acre golf and tennis resort with a combination of elaborate, cultivated gardens and natural woodlands. This family-friendly destination was developed in the 1940s by textile magnate Cason J. Callaway and his wife, Virginia, as a way to breathe new life into the area's dormant cotton fields. With more than 1,000 varieties, the Day Butterfly Center is one of the largest free-flight conservatories in North America. Mountain Creek Lake is well stocked with largemouth bass and bream. Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel —a favorite wedding venue—is a lovely stone chapel nestled in the woods alongside a lake and babbling stream. The Callaway Discovery Center is a popular choice for families; especially enjoyable is the daily Birds of Prey show. During the holidays, Callaway lights up with the exciting "Fantasy in Lights."

Garden/Arboretum Family Resort–Sight Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

15880 GA 18
Pine Mountain, Georgia  31822, USA

706-663–2281

www.callawaygardens.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $18; free to overnight guests, Mid-Mar.–early Sept., daily 9–6; mid-Sept.–early Mar., daily 9–5, $20; free to overnight guests, $25, free for overnight guests

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