By Cheryl Rodewig, The BayonetJuly 30, 2010
FORT BENNING, Ga. - "Fun ... it's in our nature." That's an apt slogan for Butts Mill Farm, an 80-acre historic farm featuring a creek, walking trails, shady oak trees, animals and plenty of green space.
The Pine Mountain, Ga., attraction offers miniature golf, horseback riding, fishing, train rides, an obstacle course, go carts, paintball and more. Open year-round, the farm hosts large-scale events for corporate and social organizations and offers families the chance to reconnect with nature and each other.
Butts Mill has more than enough to keep little ones of all ages busy.
They can climb inside Noah's ark, float in Turkey Creek, play in the Discovery Zone or bounce on the bungee bull ride. Old-fashioned and simple games like football toss, horseshoes, a cow-milking contest and basketball are scattered throughout the area.
If you'd like to visit this family-friendly destination, Aug. 1 may just be the day to do it.
"Family Day," sponsored by International Friendship Ministries, gives visitors the chance to save 50 percent or more on admission and see authentic cultural performances.
Along with the Korean Fan Dance and the Chinese Sword Dance, guests will enjoy music and dances from places like Guatemala, Hawaii, New Zealand, Chile, India and Mexico from 2-6 p.m. at the Hoedown Barn.
There will also be special performances by the Columbus Liturgical Dance School, the Chattahoochee Valley Cloggers, IFM International Choir and Daisy the Clown from Evangel Temple.
As with all days at Butts Mill, visitors are welcome to bring a picnic or chow down on the farm's hearty eats. They offer nachos, ice cream, hamburgers, pizza, hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy and plenty more. You won't go home hungry.
Regular farm prices are $13.95 for kids 3 to 9 and $15.95 for 10 and older, but discounted Family Day tickets are available today by calling 706-653-0097 or e-mailing Giovanna Gonzalez at email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.buttsmillfarm.com or http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event'oeidk=a07e2x4tpr5ce250794.
To contact Butts Mill Farm, call 706-663-7400.