Stone Mountain Travel Guide

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Stone Mountain Things to Do

  • stone mountain village

    located off of one exit west of the stone mountian park exit on US 78 is the tiny village of stone mountain. of interest to the tourist is it's interesting cemetery and the village german restaurant.

  • golf

    located at the base of stone mountain on the lake is the stone mountain golf course. for golfers visiting stone mountain this is an excellent public course. in the summer and on weekends tee times should be reserved in advance.

  • riverboat cruise

    at the base of stone mountain there is a small lake were you can take the "scarlett o' hara" riverboat cruise. the thirty minute cruise is a nice thing to do on a hot summer day.

  • historic village

    located in stone mountain state park is a historic village which is a collection of historic buildings that have been moved to this site from locations all over georgia. in the village you can see a plantation house, log cabin, old store, and barns.

  • cable car

    at stone mountain state park you can take a cable car up to the top of the mountain. on a clear day you can get an excellent panoramic view of atlanta. the best time to see atlanta is in the morning or midday when the sun is at your back.

  • confederate memorial

    the main attaction of stone mountain is the confederate memorial sculpted on the west side of the mountain. work began on the monument in 1923 but it was not finished until 1972. the carving depicts jefferson davis, robert e. lee, and stonewall jackson. the stone mountain memorial is the largest bas-relief in the world.

  • Close up views of the carving

    Here are some close up view from the cable car. Who is on the mountain you may ask, Ill share with you, Jefferson Davis he is in front, Robert E. Lee in the middle and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson in the back. The carving is the largest high-relief sculpture in the world and measures 76 ft high by 160 ft wide that is measured from the tip of...

  • Views of the carving on Stone Mountain

    There are so many ways to view the carving but one of the best ways in right in front of it. There is a beautiful lawn and fountain at the base of the mountain, this is a really clean park and it has rules. This is also where everyone comes to stake out their land when it starts getting dark because the Laser show will be starting. You always want...

  • Take a riverboat ride

    Take a relaxing riverboat ride around the lake on the Scarlett O'Hara the ride is about 30 minutes or so and has some really nice views so you may want to take your camera. We got up to the front of the boat and that had some nice breezes and you don't get wet, although on a hot day that may not be a bad thing. The line was only about 10 or so...


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  • Rude Service

    Poor service. Mediocre food. Do not honor reservations made on the web. I have been to the Village Corner several times but no more. I have overlooked the okay (not great) food and the strudel that is served cold. I have over looked the slow service. I kept coming back be cause it was the only German restaurant close by. No more. They botched our...

  • german

    the village corner german restaurant is a nice place to eat in stone mountain village. they offer german and american fare in a german themed decor. good import beer selection. a good place to eat and drink when visiting stone mountain state park.

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    Hiking Stone mountain

    by goingsolo Updated Apr 28, 2005

    Favorite thing: There is a trail near Confederate Hall which leads to the top of Stone Mountain. The trail is easy to follow as there are yellow markings on the ground to giude you. Its a pretty easy walk with only a few steep areas. At the steepest point, handrails are provided to make it easier.

    The sign gives you some general guidelines and information which is pretty basic. Bascially, wear closed shoes and watch out for lightning.

    The best part about the walk is enjoying the views along the way and the great vantage point at the top. If you want to see some photos from the walk and the view of the North Georgia mountains, check out my travelogue.

    Stone Mountain State Park
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