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Georgia Residents Smackdown Finalists Announcement

Georgia Tourism is throwing down an all new "Smackdown" challenge for 2012. This year, Georgia tourism professionals are encouraged to assemble teams to work together on a creative proposal that will focus on Georgia residents. 

And the finalists are:

The Caboose Crew - Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Classic Twisters - Classic South Travel Association
The Twisted Lovers - Atlanta Metro Travel Association

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Callaway Gardens Butterfly Exhibit

Nothing soothes the soul more than watching thousands of tropical butterflies gently winging through the glass convervatory at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain. Filled with tropical plants, the center is home to 50 different species of butterflies.

The Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens is just one of dozens of attractions at the 6,000-acre resort and gardens, which also features golf, fishing, a lake and beach, trails, raptor show and zip lines.

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Overview

Discover some of nature’s most breathtaking natural wonders in a region known as much for its simple country style as its ties to two influential American presidents.

Discover the many possibilities:

  • Enjoy – Botanical gardens and unspoiled scenery
  • Discover – Peaceful retreats and theatrical ties
  • Follow – Presidential footsteps and historical happenings

 

Blaze a path along the rails, trails and scenic waterways of West Georgia while brushing up on history, indulging in nostalgia, and basking in the warmth of the Presidential Pathways region..

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  • Explorations In Antiquity Center

    The Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, Ga., is a living museum of life in ancient times. Through archeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, lectures, and other personal experiences...

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  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Andersonville National Historic Site pays tribute to all American prisoners of war. The park has three features: the National Prisoner of War Museum, the site of the Andersonville prison, and the Andersonville...

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  • Callaway Gardens

    Callaway Gardens is an award-winning, 6,000-acre gardens, resort and preserve nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. In addition to three types of...

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  • The Rock Ranch

    The Rock Ranch is a 1,250-acre working cattle ranch owned by S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A. The ranch is dedicated to providing wholesome family entertainment in an agricultural setting. We offer...

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  • Callaway Gardens Azalea Season

    Each spring, Callaway Gardens' landscape explodes with one of the world's largest displays of native and cultivated azaleas – more than 20,000 of them – plus fresh blooms of dogwoods, crabapples, daffodils...

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  • Follow the Cross Walks

    Explore the events of Easter Week with an interactive tour of archaeological and historical reconstructions. These guided tours lead visitors from the meal at Simon's house at the beginning of the week...

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  • Peanut Express

    Take a tourist train ride through southern Georgia. Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel West...

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  • EchoTaps

    On Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday of May, the solemn tune Taps will be sounded at every National Cemetery and U.S. Veterans Cemeteries worldwide at 11:00 a.m. This tribute to veterans is called Echotaps...

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Places to Stay

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  • Holiday Campground at West Point Lake

    Holiday Campground is a large facility with more than 150 campsites, including electric, non-electric, tent-only and group sites. Surrounded by rolling fields and deep forests that display outstanding...

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  • Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast

    2014 Travelers' Choice Award Winner as a Top 10 Bed and Breakfast in the United States. The Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast offers a unique lodging experience in the heart of the residential historic...

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  • Columbus Marriott

    If the walls could talk..the Historic Columbus Marriott's walls could tell a colorful history. The 177-room hotel is built around a restored grist mill that began operations in 1861. The original brick...

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  • Plains Historic Inn

    This historic inn features seven period suites authentically furnished from the 1920s to the 1980s. Every room is a history lesson. Each suite includes a private bath, cable TV, wireless Internet, smoke-free...

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