- Type: Parks and Gardens
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Standing tall in this 3,200-acre park is a massive quartz monzonite mountain etched with the images of three famous Civil War figures: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. Visitors like to trek to the top of this "Stone Mountain;" either on a sky ride or with a steep hike.
Some say the park is overpriced, but that's often because they aren't utilizing all it has to offer. Consider yourself warned: There's also a wildlife preserve, a beach, two golf courses, several restaurants, and antebellum plantation onsite that is open to tour. You could easily spend all day exploring the grounds. You should especially stay until the evening in the summer, when the Lasershow Spectacular blazes the mountain's carving and the night sky with images representing the South. According to one TripAdvisor user, the show was "A little boring for adults possibly, but kids seemed to love it."
Just east of the city, Stone Mountain is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight, and costs about $10 per car that enters. Pricing for individual Stone Mountain attractions varies. Visit the park's official website for further details.
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