5100 Armour Road
Columbus, GA 31904
Phone: (706) 653-1330
Fax: (706) 653-1695
Imagine an adventure that has you soaring high above the beautiful Chattahoochee River, jumping from one tree to another, exploring spider webs and surmounting man-made obstacles. WhiteWater Express presents the Blue Heron Adventure, in which participants glide with the help of a zip-line at a height of 100 feet (31 meters) and cross the border between Georgia and Alabama. They explore treetops, overcome hurdles and then cruise on a raft. The sheer adrenaline rush and the breathtaking beauty of the river banks makes this a must-try adventure for all ages above 5. The Blue Heron Aerial Course is specially designed for children and is replete with floating beams, spider webs, rickety bridges and secret tunnels. Prior reservations and athletic outfits are preferable before starting this activity.
It is hard to believe that the Callaway Gardens were created in 1952 for the sole purpose of protecting the endangered flower shrub, azalea. Today this 13,000 acre (5,260 hectares) space is Georgia's prime tourist attraction drawing over 75,000 visitors annually. Gardens and flowers aside, the area is replete with nature trails, a man made sand beach, snack bars, a chapel, golf courses and a butterfly center. Another endearing sight is that of pet owners on their morning jogs with dogs in tow! One day may not suffice in these glorious gardens, so should you choose to extend your visit, accommodation facilities are also available for the entire family. Timings for various facilities within the premises vary, please check the website for more details.