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“Bad experience made worse by rude management”
1 of 5 bubbles 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, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Bad experience made worse by rude management”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

So the location is very nice, yes I will give you that. However, a few thoughts based on my experience.

1. I have visited many gardens, parks, etc. This is a nice location but it is just average. There are NO colors at all, just a bunch of trees.....Botanical in Atlanta is nicer
2. The bikes we rented had a problem which injured one of us and upon informing management not only could they care less about it but they were rude. It was great to spend $43 to rent bikes for a few hours, get hurt because they were not fixed properly and leave with a sour feeling because management does not care

If you go, don't expect anyone to be nice to you if anything goes wrong and stay away from the bikes, too risky to rent the old and rusty bikes they want $21.50 for a few hours for...

Visited February 2012
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Mt. View AR
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

If you like plants and flowers and butterflies and birds, you will love Callway Gardens. Be careful to get good directions and estimates of walking distances, sometimes the signage is lacking a bit and the signs never indicated distance.

Visited May 2012
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Kathleen, Georgia
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63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nestled in Pine Mountain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

Pine Mountain, including Callaway Gardens is a great place to take the kids. We have been going to Callaway for years to enjoy the scenery in the summer time, and the fantasy of lights at Christmas is awesome. They are a bit pricey, but overall, it gets the whole family back to nature.

Visited August 2011
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Thank Dan H
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Salem, Alabama
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Went to Fantasy In Lights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

Great. Hasn't changed very much since it 1st began. Always nice.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Lovely gardens and we could have spent more time there!

Visited April 2012
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Thank Annsha
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