Stone Mountain Park

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Come play, stay and get away. As Georgia's number one attraction, Stone Mountain Park offers a 3,200-acre natural wonderland - full of year-round excitement for every member of the family.Take a journey to the top of Stone Mountain for panoramic views of the city on Summit Skyride, challenge yourself on SkyHike, the nation’s largest family adventure course, or cool off and play in the spray on Geyser Towers…the adventures are endless!Don't miss the world-renowned Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®. Celebrating over 30 years, this Atlanta tradition brings the carving to life through lights, lasers, music, special effects, and fireworks.No advance planning required, Stone Mountain Park is a breeze to get to, located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Spend the day or spend the night, our attractions and accommodations options fit every family's wants and needs.

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Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock and the site of Stone Mountain Park near Stone Mountain, Georgia. At its summit, the elevation is 1,686 feet (514 m) above sea level and 825 feet (251 m) above the surrounding area. Stone Mountain is well known for not only its geology, but also the enormous rock relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world. The carving depicts three Confederate figures, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and has been the subject of widespread controversy.Stone Mountain was once owned by the Venable Brothers. It was purchased by the State of Georgia in 1958 "as a memorial to the Confederacy." Stone Mountain Park officially opened on April 14, 1965 – 100 years to the day after Lincoln's assassination, although the park had been in use for a few years. It is the most visited destination in the state of Georgia.Stone Mountain is more than 5 miles (8 km) in circumference at its base. The summit of the mountain can be reached by a walk-up trail on the west side of the mountain or by the Skyride aerial tram. Wikipedia