Monday, June 30, 2008

You Don't Have to Drive Far to Celebrate the Fourth of July! Enjoy Callaway Gardens

Anticipation is running high as Callaway Gardens® prepares for its traditional Fourth of July celebration of our country’s freedom with the Surf and Sand Spectacular.

There’s no better way to spend the day than enjoying family-oriented beach activities including swimming in Robin Lake, playing miniature golf or shuffleboard; picnicking; riding paddleboats; rock wall climbing (fee); and you don’t want to miss sliding down the world’s biggest inflatable water slide, the Xcelerator (fee)! Stay cool on Iceberg Island, a floating water playground, featuring aqua totters, trampolines and icebergs to splash around in Robin Lake (fee).

In addition, children of all ages are sure to be thrilled by the acrobatics of the Florida State University “Flying High” Circus as they give two special performances at 3:30 p.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. In the evening, you won’t want to miss dancing to the inviting sounds of the Swingin’ Medallions at 7:30 p.m. Around 9:30 p.m. a glorious patriotic fireworks show will offer the finishing touch for a perfect Fourth of July.

If you want a break from the beach, enjoy the many attractions inside Callaway Gardens such as the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Birds of Prey show and Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden.

Admission into the festivities at Robin Lake Beach on July 4th is $15 plus tax for adults and $7.50 plus tax for children (ages 6-12). Annual members and children five and under are admitted free. Admission into the Gardens is included. The Gardens will open from 7:00 a.m. and its attractions will open at 9:00 a.m.

Rest and relax this Fourth of July by staying overnight on the Independence Day Special overnight package. Guests enjoy lodging in the Mountain Creek® Inn, secluded Villas, relaxing Cottages, or the Lodge and Spa at Callaway. Admission to beautiful Callaway Gardens; use of the fitness center; admission to Robin Lake Beach and the Surf & Sand Spectacular on July 4th. Call now for pricing.

Callaway Gardens®, a premier travel and meeting destination in the South, is owned by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation™ (ICCF). Within the 13,000 acres of Callaway Gardens is a resort, residential community, preserve, almost 100,000 square feet of meeting space, 931 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing, gun club, gardens, butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails, and additional attractions. For more than 50 years Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Callaway Gardens is committed to its mission of environmental education and land stewardship for the benefit of future generations.

Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus. For additional information, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit

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