The city of LaGrange is full of unique photo opportunities for novice and professional photographers alike.
From architectural treasures to lush natural scenery, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite LaGrange spots to get the perfect shot. So grab your camera (or your phone) and hit one or all of these photo-worthy locations!
Built by the Callaway family in 1916, Hills & Dales Estate was designed to complement the gardens planted over half a century before by Sarah Ferrell. Both the Estate and the gardens provide a majestic backdrop for any occasion. The Ferrell Gardens, one of the best preserved 19th century gardens in the country, is full of blooms all year long. The vibrant flowers and greenery in the historic garden will make any photo pop. The Italian villa style of the Estate shines through with its white stucco exterior and red tile roof. From the grand two-story portico on the east side of the home to the fountain and elaborate details of the south side, every angle of the Estate is gorgeous and camera ready!
West Point Lake is cinematic gold for nature shots. Find breathtaking sunsets, serene forests and if you’re lucky, a bald eagle! Pyne Road Park provides particularly scenic views of the lake. This park boasts a wide-open field that meets the shoreline complete with a wooden dock placed next to a giant leafy tree. At sunset, the silhouette of the tree with the lake in the background makes for an especially magical photo.
At Nutwood Winery, find dozens of photo ops full of southern charm. The winery welcomes you with an elongated, pecan tree-lined driveway that leads up to a stunning Greek revival style manor. As for the winery itself, at the entrance of the tasting room sits an antique truck, its bed loaded with neatly stacked wine barrels carefully placed for the perfect picture. The barn-like structure of the tasting room is photo-worthy both inside and out. Inside the tasting room features high ceilings with colorful decor. The outside section provides excellent views of the winery and at night, string lights glisten creating a cozy atmosphere.
LaFayette Square, located in the center of downtown LaGrange, is an iconic symbol of the City. The fountain and statue of Marquis de LaFayette, a Revolutionary War Hero, stands at the center of the square surrounded with manicured grass, trees and benches. Featured in the background of LaFayette Square are shops and eateries of the downtown area. At night, LaFayette Square is particularly picturesque. The square sparkles with lights that drape from the trees and the fountain shines with spotlights on the statue of Marquis de LaFayette.
The Callaway Memorial Tower, modeled after the Campanile of St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, stands on an expansive lawn surrounded by beautiful trees and benches. The contrast of the red brick of the clock tower against the greenery around it makes for a stunning backdrop! While Callaway Memorial Tower is captivating year-round, the blooms in the spring make it even more picture-perfect.
LaGrange College campus is full of gorgeous buildings and scenery, yet the most eye-catching is the chapel. The stained glass windows in the chapel, once home to the 1898 First United Methodist Church of LaGrange, make the building stand out. With ornate stained glass windows surrounding the building and detailed framework around the entrance, LaGrange College Chapel is an excellent place to snap a few shots.
In downtown LaGrange is the South’s sweetest concert venue. The stage at Sweetland Amphitheatre sits perfectly at the bottom of a hillside, providing views of spectacular Southern sunsets and tall Georgia pines. Aside from the scenic views of Sweetland, the star-studded performances at the amphitheatre are also a cause to pull out a camera and capture a picture. In the past, concert-goers have snapped shots of music legends like Willie Nelson, The Temptations and Pat Benatar.
Once the home to five-and-dime stores, Del’avant serves as an event center for weddings, proms and other special occasions. Located in the heart of downtown LaGrange, this historic building offers a charming, yet sophisticated backdrop for any photograph. From the high ceilings of the ballroom and beautiful brick interior to the serene views of the rooftop garden, you’ll be sure to get the perfect photo.
These photo-worthy spots perfectly reflect the charm and beauty of LaGrange. No matter which location you capture, you’ll make truly memorable photographs.