Callaway Gardens is a 6,500-acre (2,600 ha) resort complex located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, just outside LaGrange, Georgia. The destination draws over 750,000 visitors annually.
Callaway Gardens was founded in 1952 by Cason J. and Virginia Hand Callaway to promote and protect native azalea species. The garden was originally conceived in 1930 after Cason J. Callaway discovered a rare azalea growing in the area.
Today, Callaway Gardens features a wide variety of recreational attractions including a large enclosed butterfly habitat, the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center.
Other attractions include trails, Robin Lake Beach, Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Golf courses, Other attractions, Seasonal events Callaway Gardens opened on May 21, 1952, as the Ida Cason Gardens, with a number of lakes, a golf course, and scenic drives. The gardens were named for the mother of founder Cason J. Callaway. Robin Lake Beach and the Overlook Azalea Garden opened the following year in 1953. The Masters Water-ski Tournament, now an annual event called the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, held its first competition in 1959. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callaway_Gardens
Two Videos of this extensive, year-round, gardens