Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA is a 2,500-acre complex with lakes, golf, several accommodations and many incredible gardens. The John A. Sibley Horticultural Center is a five-acre greenhouse and garden complex featuring tropical and sub-Mediterranean plants, sculptures, a grotto, 22-foot indoor waterfall and an outdoor garden. The 40-acre Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl is home to 3,000 hybrid azaleas. Families can visit the Pioneer Log Cabin, Day Butterfly Center which houses 1,000 butterflies, and observe wildlife such as ducks, birds, hummingbirds, fox squirrels and water turtles.
After exploring the gardens, head to the Robin Lake Beach (open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend) for sunbathing, swimming, tubing and other water sports. Other activities include zip lining, golf, tennis, fishing, boating and bicycling. Read more
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