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Friday, November 29, 2019

Spend the Day at Stone Mountain Theme Park

Stone Mountain Theme Park in Georgia
Stone Mountain Theme Park is located outside of Atlanta Georgia and attracts over 3 million visitors every year. It sits on over 3200 acres of natural beauty and offers a variety of fun, family-friendly activities. You can come for the day, weekend, or week! Lodging and camping is located nearby.

While you're there you can try your hand at miniature golf, check out the laser show, get on the Summit Skyride, check out the Geyser Towers, take a trek on the treetops on Sky Hike, check out the Dinotorium, visit the Stone Mountain Museum, kids love visiting the Farmyard, explore the Mega Bugs exhibit, take a guided Land & Lake Tour, take a 5 mile train ride through the area via a 1940's era locomotive, go boating, and enjoy dining and shopping nearby.
Stone Mountain Theme Park in Georgia - Mega Bugs Exhibit

During a day trip to Stone Mountain Park we spent time at Geyser Towers, took a ride on the Summit Skyride, explored the Mega Bugs exhibit, and enjoyed a fun round of miniature golf. If we had known ahead of time that they offer so many different activities, we would of planned ahead and spent the weekend. However, we were just passing through and heading to Florida, so we were limited on time.

One of the main highlights while we were there was viewing the granite carving that was carved on the mountainside. Here's some information about it from Stone Mountain Theme Park's website.
Stone Mountain Theme Park in Georgia

"The entire carved surface of the Memorial Carving measures three acres, larger than a football field. The carving of the three men towers 400 feet above the ground, measures 90 by 190 feet, and is recessed 42 feet into the mountain. The deepest point of the carving is at Lee's elbow, which is 12 feet to the mountain's surface."

Who are the three men on the Carving on the mountain?

"The Memorial Carving depicts three Confederate heroes of the Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson."

If you're going to be in the Atlanta, Georgia area or just passing through...we highly recommend that you stop in to Stone Mountain Theme Park for a visit. You can check out their website for a full list of activities that are offered, a current schedule of operation, driving directions, and ticket prices. If you plan on spending the night, their website will give you a list of resorts, hotels, and campgrounds that are nearby.

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