What to do and see in LaGrange, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 30, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

LaGrange is a city and the county seat of Troup County, Georgia, United States. The population of the city was estimated to be 30,452 in 2013 by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is the principal city of the LaGrange, Georgia Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Georgia-Alabama (part) Combined Statistical Area. It is about 60 miles (97 km) southwest of Atlanta and located in the foothills of the Georgia Piedmont.
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1. Hills & Dales Estate

1916 Hills and Dales Dr, LaGrange, GA 30240-2958 +1 706-882-3242
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5 based on 178 reviews

Hills & Dales Estate

Hills & Dales Estate is the historic home and garden of textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway. Located in LaGrange, Georgia. The centerpiece of the estate is a beautiful Georgian-Italian style home built in 1916. Designed by the noted architectural firm of Hentz & Reid it is one of the finest homes built toward the end of the country house era. The home was occupied by two generations of the Callaway family and contains all of the families' original furnishings. Formal gardens surrounding the home and were created by the original owner of the property, Sarah Coleman Ferrell prior to the Civil War. Within the gardens visitors will see many of Sarah's religiously inspired planting including a large planting of the word "God" and her personal motto "God is Love." The extensive formal boxwood garden also feature an herb garden, greenhouse, fountains and garden sculpture. The 35-acre estate, complemented by a Visitor Center containing family artifacts and displays, opened to the public in 2004. In May of 2010 twenty additional rooms on the second and third floor of the home opened for tours.

Reviewed By Connie P - Hartselle, Alabama

I had the pleasure of touring Hills and Dales all dressed up for the holidays with fresh flowers and greenery and even old-fashioned icicles on the elaborate Christmas tree in the main room -- reminiscent of the way it might have looked when past owners resided there. All the rooms are being kept in pristine condition, as well as the extensive gardens outside. Start your tour at the first-class Visitors Center and come back to make a purchase at the Gift Shop. The gardens are planned to be beautiful in every season.

2. Bellevue

204 Ben Hill St, LaGrange, GA 30240-2668 +1 706-884-1832
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Bellevue

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. One of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the state. The exterior features ionic columns across wide porticoes.Located in the heart of 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, U.S. Department of the Interior.Open for ToursTuesday through Saturday10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.Closed Sunday, Monday, & holidays

Reviewed By gjanse01 - LaGrange, Georgia

Bellevue is a gorgeous house in great shape since it's as old as the antebellum period. The tour guides are friendly and really know the place. Admission is also really cheap and worth the tour.

3. Biblical History Center

130 Gordon Commercial Dr, LaGrange, GA 30240-5740 +1 706-885-0363
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5 based on 159 reviews

Biblical History Center

Please know that we have recently changed the name of our museum to BIBLICAL HISTORY CENTER. We wanted a clearer name to depict who we are and what exactly we do. Nothing else about the museum has changed aside from our name. We are currently in the process of switching over the TripAdivsor page information. Please bare with us as we make that transition.** Our mission at the Biblical History Center is to help people experience the ancient biblical world, its history, and culture. We have an Archaeological Replica Garden with life-size replicas of archaeological digs including a typical house, Roman step theater, goat hair tent, tombs, and more. Our Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery houses 250 artifacts from Israel and is one of seven of its kind in the world! We also have fun activities available for kids and teens. Reservations are required for most activities.

Reviewed By HarryLeland_nc - leland,nc

We recently went to the Christmas tour. It was very informative and you get a feel for places in the time period of Jesus birth.Thank you for taking the time to review us! We greatly appreciate your kind words. Please visit with us again soon!

4. Sweetland Amphitheatre

110 Smith St, LaGrange, GA 30240-2742 +1 706-298-5434
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5 based on 17 reviews

Sweetland Amphitheatre

Reviewed By JNPTC

Went here with a couple to see blackberry smoke. We bought our tickets late so the only choice was lawn seats. The staff were picking up garbage all the time, bathrooms were clean with no lines. Very impressive place my only disappointment is they only had a few scheduled events for the summer. I live between LaGrange and Atlanta, and would go here in a New York min over anything in Atlanta.

Soundsystem was awesome and not a bad seat in the lawn. Bring one of those short legged "beach" lawn chairs for a great experience.

Only complaint is parking options could be marked better, which is minor. We ended up parking in VIP lot for $20 right next to the venue. Looking forward to going back!!! Thank you LaGrange for such a nice venue I hope the bookings increase as time goes on.

5. Wild Leap Brew Co.

308 Main St, LaGrange, GA 30240-4504 +1 706-298-6400
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Wild Leap Brew Co.

Formed by friends and innovators, Wild Leap Brew Co. is dedicated to delighting customers with approachable, easy-drinking and handcrafted craft beer.

Reviewed By RetiredTravleler - Georgia

We visited Wild Leap with our adult children for a tour. Learned a lot about brewing beer. Knowledgeable guide. It would be neat to see the canning process. Outdoor games and a larger patio area with room for live music. It would be fun just to come for a beer and try a new variety.

6. Troup County Archives and Legacy Museum on Main

136 Main St, LaGrange, GA 30240-3218 +1 706-884-1828
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Troup County Archives and Legacy Museum on Main

The Troup County Historical Society operates Troup County Archives and Legacy Museum on Main. The Archives offers a genealogy library containing items relating to Troup County, Georgia, and most southeastern states. Legacy Museum on Main is home to an exhibit gallery featuring West Georgia history and a rotating gallery spotlighting collections ranging from the archives collections to nationally recognized traveling exhibits. Open Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Legacy Museum on Main is open every Saturday while the Archives is open the first and third Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Reviewed By Gary C - Dawsonville, Georgia

We were in town to see the Christmas at Callaway Gardens, and were looking for other things to do while in the area. Went to the museum in the afternoon. Full of pictures and artifacts from the area. Spent about 30 minutes there, and would have stayed longer, but we had to leave to go back home. Worth a stop. It's more than I would expect for such a small town.

7. LaGrange Art Museum

112 Lafayette Pkwy, LaGrange, GA 30240-3209 +1 706-882-3267
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4 based on 18 reviews

LaGrange Art Museum

Reviewed By Paul S - Smiths, Alabama

Great Place for History Buffs. Very Nice staff. A Lot of very Neat displays. I recommend for the whole family!!

8. Lafayette Theatre Company

214 Bull St, LaGrange, GA 30240-3207 +1 706-882-9909
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Lafayette Theatre Company

Lafayette Theatre Company utilizes local talent to produce quality performances in order to help stimulate and nourish artistic growth, promote arts awareness, and enrich the cultural life in the LaGrange, Greater West Georgia, and East Alabama communities. Join us for a fun and relaxing evening of dinner theatre. Bring your own refreshments, or purchase snacks and beverages here.

Reviewed By abakeraday - LaGrange, Georgia

Enjoy a fun evening of food and fellowship. I have seen many shows here. You Can't Take It With You was an interesting look at a quirky family! So fun!Thank you so much for your review. So glad you had a great time!

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