Stone Mountain

If you’re looking for a great place to spend the day, take a drive an hour northeast of SouthTowne Motors to Stone Mountain Park. This mountain is well-known for its gigantic bas-relief on its north face which is the largest in the world. The carving on it portrays three figures of the Confederate States of America; Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis.

Stone Mountain is full of great activities for the whole family. It’s one of the best places for a weekend getaway. Not only does it have an abundance of family activities, there are also golf courses and fine dining.

Stone Mountain’s lawn is transformed nightly into to a natural amphitheater for the World’s Largest Laser Show Spectacular. It’s a thrilling event for both kids and adults. It combines flashing lasers with surround sound and special affects into an amazing 45 minute light show. It also includes exciting Flame Cannon effects along with a Laser Canopy that creates a ceiling of light over all the guests and visitors. Finishing off the show is a firework display leaving the audience wanting more. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

By far, the most popular part of the visit to Stone Mountain Park is the Summit Sky ride. Guests travel hundreds of feet up a Swiss cable car ride. You will be stunned at the amazing sight of the Confederate Carving. Once you reach the top of Stone Mountain, you will be at a height of over 800 feet above ground. You’ll be treated to Atlanta’s beautiful skyline.

A great way to take in the natural beauty that Georgia has to offer is the River Boat Cruise at Stone Mountain. Guests can cruise the waters of Stone Mountain Lake on the Scarlet O’Hara riverboat. The boat was built at the park in 1976.

The Antebellum Plantation and Farm Yard is a big attraction at Stone Mountain. It’s like stepping into the 1800’s when you stroll onto the grounds. Nineteen historically restored and fully decorated buildings are on the property bringing to life this authentic southern plantation. Take a self-guided tour of the plantation house. View the working cookhouse and garden where demonstrators still pass-on the timeless traditions and many treasures of the south. In addition, the kids can watch animals at Stone Mountain’s Farmyard. Kids can interact with and pet the animals while learning about animal behavior and the roles that they play on the plantations of the 19th century.

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