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“Birthday trip to the butterfly center”
Review of Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A 2,500 acre, year-round horticultural display garden that offers the Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, Birds of Prey Show, Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Walking Trails, Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel and Pioneer Log Cabin as well as golf, tennis, fishing, fly fishing and biking. Those looking for some adrenaline will love TreeTop Adventure's zip lines and aerial obstacles. Seasonal events and educational workshops are offered throughout the year. Four lodging types, eight restaurants and a lounge are available.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I purchased tickets to the Blue Morpho event for my mom's birthday and it was quite the magical experience. Michael made this event quite memorable. He manages the butterfly center and he never tired of our endless questions or butterfly enthusiasm. My mom said it was her best birthday ever and she was turning 69! The accommodations at Callaway leave something to be desired but the butterfly center was the star of the show, hands down!!!

Thank Jennifer J
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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Your enthusiasm showed at the event! We are so glad that y'all were able to attend. We hope you will return again soon. We are speculating that you weren't staying at the recently renovated Lodge and Spa. Perhaps, next time you can try that out. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon. Thank you.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Absolutely beautiful place to visit. Although we did not visit in the spring when most of the flowers were in bloom, it was still a wonderful experience. The hiking trails were terrific, and the butterfly exhibit is a must-see place. We are definitely going to visit again.

Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This place is great for an escape from the city, good place for couples or the whole family. The treetop adventure is really fun, and you can bike the trails, good choices to work out a little. They have a butterfly house, it's beautiful, the gardens are very beautiful and the chapel hidden in the garden is gorgeous with its stained glass. They have a lake beach, during the summer they will have activities. I was there for the hot air ballon festival, which was tons of fun, got to ride on a tethered hot air ballon.

Thank Imilla22
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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Wow! We love to hear from guests who enjoy so many aspects of the Gardens. Thank you for your post, your visit, and your kind words. We hope that you are able to visit the Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival again next year to help us celebrate the 20th year, or anytime before or after that as every season provides a great reason to visit.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The gardens are maintained well..The butterfly exhibit is unique..And the Baloon show is not to be missed in the evening..BUT..the wait lines for food is loong and tedious..it took us 55 mins to get a margarita...Not because of the huge crowd but the process of preparing each drink can be stream lined..The same with the food lines..Please do setup more vending machines .

Thank vidya s
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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your visit, your post, and your kind words. The food and beverage team has already begun planning for the next balloon festival and finding a way to service guests more quickly was discussed. We do hope to see you again soon at Callaway.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Callaway Gardens for the annual balloon festival and we loved it! Would definitely go again!

Thank April B
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CallawayGardens1, Public Relations Manager at Callaway Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Great. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the 19th annual Sky High Balloon Festival. Mark your calendars for Labor Day Weekend 2018 as we celebrate the 20th anniversary! But, we hope to see you before then as every season provides a great reason to visit. Thank you for your post and your visit.

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