South of Pine Mountain Village lies the area's main draw: a 14,000-acre golf, tennis, and spa resort with a combination of elaborate, cultivated gardens and natural woodlands. This family-friendly destination was developed in the 1930s by textile magnate Cason J. Callaway and his wife, Virginia, as a way to breathe new life into the area's dormant cotton fields. With more than 1,000 varieties, the Day Butterfly Center is one of the largest free-flight conservatories in North America. Mountain Creek Lake is well stocked with largemouth bass and bream. Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel —a favorite wedding venue—is a lovely stone chapel nestled in the woods alongside a lake and babbling stream. During the holidays, Callaway lights up with the popular "Fantasy in Lights." - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Over 50 species flutter at the Cecil B. Day center. A glass conservatory houses the world’s largest display of iridescent Blue Morpho butterflies.
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Rent a bike and take to the paved 10-mile trail that leads you through gardens, woodlands and past all of the 6,500-acre resort’s major attractions.
Talented college students training for careers in the circus keep audiences entranced each summer with trapeze, high-wire and juggling performances.
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Enjoy the beauty and color of every season at the Sibley Center. The indoor and outdoor garden displays change several times a year.
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