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Stone Mountain Park

Holiday Travel Guide
Stone Mountain Park showing autumn leaves and a garden

Nature trails and theme park attractions surround the world’s largest piece of exposed granite, just outside the city.

Stone Mountain Park is an entertainment and recreation area surrounding the world’s largest piece of exposed granite. Throughout the park’s 3,200 acres (1,295 hectares) you’ll find walking trails, historical exhibits, playgrounds and leisure activities. There are also restaurants, shops, two hotels and a campground.

The granite mountain rises 1,686 feet (514 meters) above sea level. Ride the high-speed cable car to the top. On the way, view larger-than-life carvings of three Civil War figures: Jefferson Davis, Robert Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. This impressive Confederate Memorial Carving covers three acres on the side of the mountain.

If you’re up for some exercise, take the one-mile (1.6-kilometer) hiking trail to the top of the mountain. This trail is appropriate for most fitness levels, but can be slippery when wet. There are restrooms and a snack bar at the top of the mountain for a respite before heading back down.

There are 15 miles (24 kilometers) of walking trails around the park to suit a leisurely stroll or more strenuous day-hike. For example, the five-mile (eight-kilometer) Cherokee Trail winds through through the woods around the base of the mountain. The Woodland Trail and Meadow Trails each offer a one-mile walk into a habitat for lovely birds including the white-breasted nuthatch, eastern bluebird and northern cardinal.

Around the mountain there are a wide variety of activities for the entire family, including rock-climbing walls, miniature golf and a 4-D theater. Visit a recreation of a 19th-century town and farmyard or ride on a five-mile (eight-kilometer) scenic railroad around the base of the mountain. Kids will enjoy the Great Barn, an indoor playground for children aged five to 12.

An Adventure Pass gives you all-day access to the scenic trails, Great Barn, train and cable rides, and a slew of other activities. During the summer, stick around for the nightly laser and fireworks display that lights up the mountain.

The park is about a half-hour drive northeast of Atlanta and is open year-round.

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
2.5 out of 5
1852 Rockbridge Road SW, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is €103 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
4 out of 5
4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is €145 per night from 4 Aug to 4 Aug
Situated on a lake, this romantic resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Stone Mountain Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Stone Mountain. Northlake Mall and Stonecrest Mall ...
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Stone Mountain Inn
Stone Mountain Inn
3 out of 5
1058 Robert E Lee Drive, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is €167 per night from 20 Aug to 20 Aug
Situated in Stone Mountain, this golf hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Stone Mountain Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Stone Mountain. Northlake Mall and Decatur Courthouse ...
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Quality Inn Stone Mountain
Quality Inn Stone Mountain
2.5 out of 5
1595 E Park Place Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is €78 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
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Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
4 out of 5
4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is €145 per night from 4 Aug to 4 Aug
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
Stone Mountain Inn
Stone Mountain Inn
3 out of 5
1058 Robert E Lee Drive, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is €167 per night from 20 Aug to 20 Aug
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
2.5 out of 5
1852 Rockbridge Road SW, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is €103 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Stone Mountain, GA
Highlands Homestead
Highlands Homestead
3.5 out of 5
1607 Howell Highlands Dr, Stone Mountain, GA
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Holiday Inn Express Atlanta-Stone Mountain, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta-Stone Mountain, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1790 E Park Place Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is €99 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta-Stone Mountain, an IHG Hotel
Stone Mountain Manor
Stone Mountain Manor
3 out of 5
1037 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is €138 per night from 3 Aug to 3 Aug
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Days Inn by Wyndham Atlanta Stone Mountain
Days Inn by Wyndham Atlanta Stone Mountain
2 out of 5
2006 Glenn Club Dr, Hwy 78 E, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is €95 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Days Inn by Wyndham Atlanta Stone Mountain
Comfort Inn & Suites at Stone Mountain
Comfort Inn & Suites at Stone Mountain
2.5 out of 5
5355 Stone Mountain Hwy, Hwy 78, Stone Mountain, GA
The price is €90 per night from 15 Aug to 15 Aug
Comfort Inn & Suites at Stone Mountain
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