When you stay at Great Wolf Lodge LaGrange, GA Indoor Waterpark Resort, make plans to explore some of the area attractions Georgia and Alabama have to offer. (Please note that Georgia is on Eastern Time and Alabama is on Central Time.)
Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center - Alabama
The center conducts its “Football, Fans and Feathers” program at the Edgar B. Carter Amphitheatre each Friday before Auburn University’s home football games. The program features hawks, falcons and eagles free-flown from flight towers, enabling guests to see the raptors up close.
This Greek Revival mansion was built 1853 to 1855 by Benjamin Harvey Hill for his wife, Caroline Holt Hill. Senator Hill served in the Georgia Legislature, Confederate Congress, and U.S. House and Senate. Bellevue is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the state. Located in LaGrange, Georgia, the mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.
Biblical History Center
The Biblical History Center in LaGrange, Georgia, helps people encounter the ancient biblical world through its history and culture. Through authentic archaeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life comes back to life today.
Hills & Dales Estate
Less than 10 minutes from Great Wolf Lodge lies national treasure, Hills and Dales Estate. The 1916 Georgian Italian villa of textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway is an architectural masterpiece of renowned architect Neel Reid. The historic home was designed to flow gracefully into one of the best-preserved pre-Civil War gardens in the country which includes an extensive boxwood garden, herb garden, greenhouse, fountains, and garden statuary. Lovingly preserved for over 175 years by multiple generations of the Fuller E. Callaway family, the 35-acre home and garden museum offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the grounds, discover the history of family artifacts and learn more about the family legacy of stewardship. The estate is open to the public for the education and enjoyment of the community. 1916 Hills and Dales Drive, LaGrange 706-882-3242, www.hillsanddales.org
Lamar Dodd Art Center
The Lamar Dodd Art Center houses the Art Department and the visual arts museum of LaGrange College. The facility was named in honor of celebrated Georgia artist Lamar Dodd, who took his first formal art classes at the College. Works held by the museum include a retrospective collection of Dodd's painting and drawings, the Josephine Altman Case Collection of Plains and Southwest American Indian Art, a Masters of Twentieth Century Photography Collection, as well as individual works by Rembrandt, Dali, Picasso, and many others.
Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve & Nature Center - Alabama
The Kreher Preserve & Nature Center is a unique resource for environmental education and outdoor recreation. The nature center, run by Auburn University in Central Alabama, features a Bog Garden, Wild Azalea Garden, Wildflower Trail, Hidden Falls, Turtle Pond, Butterfly Garden and much more.
National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is located in Columbus, Georgia, just outside Fort Benning, the home of the infantry. The 190,000-square-foot museum tells the story of the United States Army infantryman from the American Revolution to Afghanistan. The museum houses artifacts from all eras of American history and also contains interactive multimedia exhibits.
Robert Trent Jones Grand National Golf Course - Alabama
Robert Trent Jones himself proclaimed Grand National as the “single greatest site for a golf course” he had ever seen. Grand National has received accolades for everything from the “world’s prettiest hole” to the “world’s best public course.” Featuring 54 lake-hugging holes open 364 days a year, try your luck at the championship Lakes or Links course.
Carved into the hillside of historic Boyd Park, Sweetland Amphitheatre provides an intimate outdoor venue for star-studded performances and community events. Sweetland Amphitheatre offers table, lawn and stadium seating for 2,500 spectators.
West Point Lake
West Point Lake extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake's 500 miles of shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing, boating and other recreational activities.