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Callaway Gardens

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Address: 17800 US Highway 27, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2393
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+1 844-227-5245
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A 6,500 acre, year-round horticultural display garden that offers the...

A 6,500 acre, year-round horticultural display garden that offers the Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, Birds of Prey Show, Day Butterfly Center, Sibley Horticultural Center, Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden, Walking Trails, Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel and Pioneer Log Cabin as well as golf, tennis, fishing, fly fishing and biking. Seasonal events and educational workshops are offered throughout the year. Four lodging types, eight restaurants and a lounge are available.

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Bicycle riding

I take my wife to the gardens 2-3 times a week. The riding trails have just recently been resurfaced and are in great shape now.You need to see the gardens in the spring when the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Richard T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have made it a family tradition since my boys were babies to visit Fantasy in lights every December the santa is awesome. My son had santa help him propose this year! He surprised his girl friend and asked santa for a ring to propose. Callaway was awesome and santa had the ring and gave it to my son. It... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Callaway Gardens is absolutely beautiful. We have been going there for almost thirty years, and it is a very special place for me and my family. Please update your app. The app, which contains so much useful information, especially for a first-time visitor, has not been updated for months. The calendar, for example, has not been updated since August. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I take my wife to the gardens 2-3 times a week. The riding trails have just recently been resurfaced and are in great shape now.You need to see the gardens in the spring when the flowers are blooming.A great place to visit.

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your post. We are super excited about the upgraded Discovery Bicycle Trail. We are so glad that you enjoyed it. We appreciate your patronage - past, present, and future. More 

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually visit the Gardens every other Christmas for their Fantasy in Lights. Although it was a cold, rainy night, we still enjoyed our Jolly Trolley ride through the light display that grows more beautiful every time we visit. When you stay at the Inn, you also get to return to the Gardens during the day. The Day Butterfly Gardens... More 

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and comments. We appreciate your interest and support and thank you for your patronage - past, present, and future. More 

Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Festival of Lights and had an AMAZING experience. It's easy to see why they are one of the top ten light displays in the world! It was entertaining, comfortable and downright FUN. Our only disappointment was that we did not arrive early enough to enjoy the Christmas Village and did not stay long enough to see the Gardens... More 

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Fantasy In Lights. Thank you for your kind words and review. We do hope that you are able to visit Fantasy In Lights again as we embark on our next 25 years of creating Christmas memories with our guests. But, please know that every season provides a great... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On this trip this review reflects the opinions of Grandparents + Family of 4 (2 elementary age boys). * Buy a Groupon! In December 2016 this was the best option for a car of 6 ($96). Buy your tickets early! They only let in a select number of cars each hour. * What's there to do at the Winter Wonder... More 

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you, and your family members, for the review and input. We greatly appreciate the visit. We hope to see you again - for Fantasy In Lights or anytime of year. More 

Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Callaway Gardens is a great place, even in Winter time!!! I've been here three times, and each of them has been wonderful, no matter it is Spring or Winter, you always find somethings to be surprise with: flowers, lights, trees, lakes, walking trails, etc. just get lost in the forest and enjoy. I love this place!!

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and post. We appreciate your patronage - past, present, and future. We look forward to having you back again soon. More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have made many trips to Calloway Gardens which is a great place to visit. This was our first visit to the enchanted lights. What an adventure. This was very family friendly. Only wish we had more time to shop and enjoy lights in the common areas. We got there a little late.

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your post. We are so glad to hear that you were able to celebrate the 25th year of Fantasy In Lights with us. We hate to hear that you didn't have as much time to explore - please plan to come back with more time to relax and enjoy everything there is to do... More 

Midland, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a butterfly center, gardens, walking trails, golf courses, a birds of prey show, a man-made beach, restaurants, beachside bar, and much more! In the summer, the first place my son wants to visit is the beach at Callaway. In the winter, the Christmas lights are gorgeous! Check the website for events! One of the times we went, there... More 

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and review. We are so glad that you visit often and enjoy so many aspects of Callaway Gardens. We hope you are able to return again soon for Fantasy In Lights or any other time of year - even to see the FSU Flying High Circus in the early-Summer time-frame. As a non-profit organization,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to see beautiful Christmas lights, ride a trolley while drinking hot chocolate and eating kettle corn. Our group was singing carols before we left the loading area. But the gardens are definitely made for the warmer months. Nothing special without all the beauty of the flowers and foliage.

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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this review

We are so appreciative of your visit to Callaway Gardens, Fantasy In Lights, and your post. Luckily in Georgia, many Winter days are mild enough to get out and enjoy the beautiful winter blue sky and see through the trees to see and hear the birds. Great reasons to be outdoors. We thank you for your patronage and look forward... More 

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