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  • A more holistic approach to group offerings
  • Home of the world’s largest, inland, manmade beach – Robin Lake Beach
  • Longleaf at Callaway is the first opportunity to live within Callaway Resort & Gardens in environmentally constructed EarthCraft House™ structures
  • World’s largest: azalea garden; inland, man-made beach; holly collection and more
  • Home to one of the best Summer family camps in the country – Summer Family Adventure
  • Home of the world’s premier water ski tournament, Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament
  • Summer home of the Florida State University Flying High Circus
  • Behind-the-Scenes tour opportunities at the Butterfly Center and expansion of the education mission of Callaway Resort & Gardens
  • The first LEED certified business conference center in the world, LEED certified butterfly center, and LEED-Gold certified Callaway Gardens Real Estate Center
  • Award-winning holiday light and sound display featuring more than 8 million lights – Fantasy In Lights
  • Everything that can be made with muscadines (jam, jelly, sauce, cider, dressing…)
  • One of the first resorts in the Southeast to use 100% Wind Power Credits for its electricity
  • Home to the Callaway Fitness Series, which includes the oldest Triathlon in the continental United States, a Marathon (qualifier for the Boston Marathon), a Duathlon, a Sprint Triathlon (has become one of the largest in the Southeast in just a few years), a 10K, and a Mountain Bike competition
  • September is Blue Morpho Month at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center
  • Site of one of the nation’s top Steeplechase horse events – proceeds benefit the arts
  • 36 holes of Championship golf on Lake View (designed by Donald Ross’ assistant J. B. McGovern and Cason Callaway) and Mountain View courses (12-time site of the PGA Tour’s Buick Challenge)
  • Backyard Wildlife Garden, designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat, serves as a model to guests on how to attract wildlife to their own backyards
  • The home where Cason and Virginia Callaway lived for many years has been placed on the National Register for Historic Places
  • Callaway Signature Plants including ‘Callaway’ Crabapple, ‘Callaway Ginger,’ ‘D’Or’ Chinese Holly, Plumleaf Azlaea and ‘Hummingbird’ Clethra
  • Callaway Resort & Gardens is famous for the great bass and bream fishing in the milder seasons and enjoyed during colder months for the great trout fishing
  • An incredible collection of unique and interesting art including the work of Athos Menaboni, Chevalier de Freminville, Trailer McQuilkin, and Margery Godwin
  • Unique, educational workshops offered throughout the year
  • Guided hikes led by interpretive naturalists highlighting seasonal interest
  • Professionals in golf, tennis and fishing offer personalized training

Recent News

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Featured Packages

Summer Family Adventure 2021

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Wellness Retreat Package

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Explore All of Callaway

Beach & Water Sports

Swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing on Robin Lake

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TreeTop Adventure

Climb and zip through the trees on this fun forest course

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Butterfly Center

Meet over 1,000 colorful butterflies face-to-face

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Birds of Prey Shows

Discover the strength, speed, and beauty of these magnificent creatures

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Hiking & Biking Trails

Explore Callaway’s 2,500 acres by foot or by bicycle

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The Gardens

Drink in the beauty of azaleas, hydrangeas, and other woodland wonders

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Fantasy In Lights

One of National Geographic’s Top 10 Holiday Light Displays

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Summer Family Adventure

An authentic Georgia outdoor family getaway like no other

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Enjoy mouthwatering, chef-prepared cuisine at an array of restaurants

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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow at this annual event

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Symphony on the Sand

A night beneath the stars with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard

Tournament for the greatest athletes in competitive watersports

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Some of the best lake fishing in the southeastern United States

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