Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ten Reasons Why You’ll Love Callaway Gardens

Located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, Callaway Gardens is a special treat for the entire family. Whether you’re seeking some rest and relaxation amid the beautiful tranquil gardens and easy walking paths, or prefer a weekend of adventure, Callaway Gardens has just what you’re looking for. Here are ten reasons, you’re sure to love Callaway Gardens.

Entrance sign to Callaway Gardens

1.  The history buff in the family will enjoy learning about the history of Callaway Gardens in the Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center or visiting the Pioneer Log Cabin that was constructed of hand-hewn logs around 1830.

 Pioneer House at Callaway Gardens

2. The beautiful gardens, walking and bike trails that wind through the wooded grounds are perfect for the nature lover in the family.

3. Young and old alike will love the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center and marvel with amazement at the 1,000 butterflies and moths you’ll see flitting about.

Inside the Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens

4. The Birds of Prey raptor shows are really something to see as the birds soar about unfettered at the Discovery Amphitheater.  

5. With jugglers, acrobats and high-wire acts, the FSU Circus is sure to entertain you.

The FSU Circus at Callaway Gardens

6. The brand new Light Striker Laser Tag attraction will get your heart pumping!

7. The Blaster Boats are really a blast! 

Blaster Boats at Callaway Gardens

8. Sun worshippers will love soaking up the rays at the world’s largest manmade white sand beach at Robin Lake Beach.   

Robins Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens

9. If you love watching Wipeout, here’s your chance to get in on a tiny piece of the action. Aqua Island is a large floating challenge course for you to slip, slide and climb all over.    

Aqua Island at Callaway Gardens

10. The thrill seeker in your family will love the adrenaline pumping, heart thumping, TreeTop Adventure, a series of zip-lines built around an aerial challenge course that will literally have you swinging through the trees.

Zipline at Callaway Gardens

There you have it, ten reasons you’ll love Callaway Gardens and I haven’t even mentioned the fishing,  golf course, tennis courts or water skiing that’s available. There really is something for everyone.   

What do you think? Are you ready to plan your own getaway to Callaway Gardens yet?   

This post is linked to OhAmanda and her Top Ten Tuesday link-up. 


Disclaimer: My family was invited to Callaway Gardens, with a group of bloggers,  for an expense paid getaway to check out one of the newest attractions, TreeTop Adventure in exchange for sharing our experiences on my blog and on Twitter. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not influenced by Callaway Gardens. We enjoyed our visit so much that we extended our stay (at our cost) one night to make sure we didn’t miss anything.  Be sure to stop back later in the week as I share more detailed experiences from our visit.   


  1. Oh, I'm so glad that you posted about Callaway Gardens. I read about it years ago via Birds & Blooms (I think) and I can remember thinking what a great place it would be to visit.

    We didn't get a chance to go though and it had slipped my mind. Now, I've got it on my radar again. Yay!

  2. A friend of mine recommended that we visit the Christmas light display last
    year- one of the best in the South- but we never made it. I was so excited
    when we were offered the chance to go but my husband and kids had no idea
    what to expect and weren't excited at all...until we got there. They LOVED
    it and we can't wait to go back when we can stay and play longer.
    Ahem...maybe the upcoming homeschool day would be a good time to plan a
    visit? I know one is in the works and I'll be sure to post details when they
    are available.

  3. I think I've heard about their Christmas light display too. And I am a HUGE fan of Christmas lights! :O)

    I'll be looking forward to your entry about the homeschool day. I know my guys would love the Tree Top experience and so many of the other things as well.

  4. I'm hoping to head back around Christmas to see the lights and relax in one
    of the cottages. Doesn't that just sound perfect?

    I'll be posting specifically about the TreeTop Adventure later in the
    week...with a short video. :)

  5. Wow. We always talked about going there when we lived in Georgia. I only knew about the butterfly gardens and nature hikes though. It sounds awesome - we'll have to go if we move back there!

  6. They've just added the TreeTop Adventure, Blaster Boats, Aqua Island and
    Light Striker Laser Guns and haven't really started advertising them yet.
    There is so much to do and keep you busy. We didn't even have time to
    discover half of it.

    We got rained out on Saturday and headed back to our hotel room and believe
    it or not, we'd packed so much into the day that my 16 year old fell asleep
    and took a 2 hour nap! lol You just don't see that everyday! :)

  7. as I'm reading this, all I keep thinking is my hunni would love this because it's so 'outdoorsy' .. and I would love it because of the butterflies! That picture you have is really cool!


  8. We also went this past weekend and had a great time. Here is my travel guide, if you want to plan a trip: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8140711/callaway_gardens_a_guide_to_family.html?cat=16

  9. I am really impressed by the Blaster Boats. That must bu funny. 


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