Stone Mountain Park is roughly a half-hour drive northeast of Atlanta, and one of Georgia’s top attractions! Stone Mountain is a giant quartz monzonite dome, 825 feet high. On the face of the mountain is a carving of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis – three of the Confederacy’s most famous individuals.
Besides the cliff-face carving, Stone Mountain Park has a number of fantastic attractions! The Summit Skyride is a high-speed cable car that will take you from the ground below, to the top of the mountain, where you can get an amazing view of up to 60 miles, including the Atlanta skyline, and the Appalachian Mountains. Key to the park is the Stone Mountain Museum. At the museum you’ll learn the history of mountain and surrounding area stretching back 12,000 years. Discover how the Native Americans and pioneers lived here, and how the area was affected by the American Civil War. The museum also features exhibits showing how the relief carving was created in the side of the mountain, with scale models, a short documentary, and full-size replicas of parts of the carving.
- The Great Barn is tons of fun for families (specifically children 5-12). The barn has super slides, ball blasters, trampoline floors, climbing structures, and a full 65 interactive games!
- The Great Locomotive Chase adventure golf is a fun 18-hole train-themed game for both adults and children.
- Geyser Towers is a fun netted playground with a giant geyser sporadically spraying out water.
- Cross suspended wooden bridges, walk a tightrope, try your hand at a climbing wall, and much more at the safe & thrilling SkyHike!
- Go zip lining and rock wall climbing at Camp Highland Outpost.
- See the incredible immersive 3D film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
- Tour land and water when you Ride The Ducks.
- Get a taste of history at the Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard.
- Take a half-hour ride on the Scenic Railroad around Stone Mountain.
- Ride the Tube Runners.
- Go with your family down Avalanche Alley in a giant snow inner tube.
- Build snowmen, play in the snow fort, ride the snow-go-round, and more in the SnowZone!
History & Nature:
- Check out the Confederate Memorial on the side of Stone Mountain, which took 60 years from idea to completion.
- Visit the Quarry Exhibit where you’ll learn about the 7.6 million cubic feet of granite that have been taken from the Mountain, and the importance of the industry.
- Learn about the geology & ecology of the area, and Georgia’s part in the Civil War in the Confederate Hall Historical & Environmental Education Center.
- Listen to the chirping as you take a walk along Songbird Trail.
- Hear the daily concert of the 732-bell Carillon.
- See a waterwheel in action at the Grist Mill.
- Walk across the Covered Bridge.
Recreation & Golf:
- Play on the park’s two beautiful 18-hole golf courses: Stonemont & Lakemont.
- Hike a mile to the top of the mountain.
- Walk and hike along 15 miles of great trails.
- Walk, job, or bike, on the 5-mile Robert E. Lee Boulevard.
- Have a picnic on the grass, or choose from 200 tables.
- Go fishing from 6 am – midnight.
There are dozens of great restaurants around Stone Mountain Park. Here are a some highlights:
- Base Camp BBQ
- Big Rock Cafe
- Campfire Grill
- Coffee & Company
- Dippin Dots Ice Cream
- Funnel Cakes
- Summit Snacks
- The Commons Restaurant
- Waterside Restaurant
- Granite Cafe
Stone Mountain Park has a lot of great regular attractions, but you’ll definitely also want to check out their excellent Shows & Entertainment, with 3D films, live music, pie eating contests, and more! Several festivals and other special events are also hosted at the park year-round.
- Buy gear & souvenirs at the Adventure Center.
- Get homemade brittle, fudge, hand-dipped candies and more at the Candy Kitchen.
- Find a treasure at Memorial Hall Gifts.
- Shop candy, toys, gifts, pottery, jams, and more at Shelton’s General Store.
- Watch glassblowing in action at the Stone Mountain Glass Shop.
- After you climb the mountain, buy a T shirt at Top of the Mountain Gifts to commemorate.
- Stop by the Toy Shop for stuffed animals, games, and more great things for kids.
Camping & Lodging:
- Go camping or RVing at the Stone Mountain Park Campground (starting at $25).
- Stay in the Stone Mountain Inn Marriott (starting at $89).
- Book a room at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort (starting at $139).
Admission & Location:
Before planning your visit, be sure to check the Park Calendar for special events and shows.
Stone Mountain Park can be found at 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone Number: 770-498-569