LaGrange, GA
Population: 46,054
Counties: Heard County
Troup County

LaGrange is a city and county seat of Troup County, Georgia, United States. The population of the city is 30,478 according to the 2012 census estimate. It is the principal city of and is included in the LaGrange, Georgia Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Georgia-Alabama (part) Combined Statistical Area.

LaGrange is home to LaGrange College, the oldest private college in the state. Its proximity to West Point Lake, a few miles to the west, makes it a tourist destination for bass fishermen.

Pine Mountain is a town in Harris and Meriwether counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,141.

The Harris County portion of Pine Mountain is part of the Columbus, GA-Al Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion that extends into Meriwether County is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Callaway Gardens is a 6,500 acres (2,600 ha) resort complex located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, just outside of Columbus, Georgia. The destination draws over 750,000 visitors annually.

The garden has several trails both for walking and biking. The Discovery Bike Trail, a 10-mile (16 km) trail that weaves through the wooded gardens, provides guests access to all attractions.

  • Robin Lake Beach - The Florida State University Flying High Circus have taken up residence at the beach every summer since 1961. During the summer, the circus conducts a recreation program and performs seven shows weekly under the big top adjacent to the beach.
  • The Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, named after the founder of Days Inns of America, Inc., opened to the public on September 25, 1988. Mrs. Deen Day Sanders, Cecil Day's wife, provided the initial funding for the center. In 2004, the center earned a LEED certification. In 2005, the Day Butterfly Center underwent a $2 million renovation to accommodate more visitors.
  • Golf course  - As of 2011, Callaway Gardens has two golf courses in operation. Lake View golf course was opened on May 21, 1952, the same day the gardens opened. The Mountain View golf course, designed in 1965, hosted the Buick Challenge from 1991 to 2002. In 2001, Buick pulled its sponsorship of the tournament because of low attendance and little network coverage. A third golf course, Gardens View golf course, was opened in 1969 but was closed in 2002.

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