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“Great fun and educational” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
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Activities: Golfing, Camping, Hiking
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Stone Mountain Park is Georgia's most visited attraction, drawing nearly 4 million guests each year. With over 3,200 acres of natural beauty, the Park is a unique and fun destination where families and friends can enjoy the outdoors together, while experiencing an exciting variety of attractions, entertainment and recreation. It's home to the worlds largest LaserShow Spectacular, tons of attractions, two championship golf courses, a campground and two Mariott hotels.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Southwest Virginia
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“Great fun and educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Don’t miss out on this great place to spend the day (or even a few hours) next time you’re in the Atlanta area! The view from the top of Stone Mountain is amazing! The carving is quite incredible as well. The staff members at the park were very friendly and really seemed to enjoy their jobs there. The park offers many things to do including a train ride around the mountain, a gondola ride to the top of the mountain, a “Duck” tour (land/water vehicle), shops, a butterfly garden, eateries and a 4D movie that was fun. Our favorite parts were the views from the top of the mountain and the Duck tour. Our tour guide, Keith, was so much fun and very informative. Be sure to ask for Keith when you ride the Ducks!

Visited June 2013
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Aiken, South Carolina
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“Great for the Family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We love it from Snow mountain to Christmas at Stone Mt. The only time we were ever not happy there is during July 4th time and Spring Break. Any other time it is great. The sky hike is our son's favorite and if you get off the beaten track try to go see the grist mill and the covered bridge, they are lovely. The little lady that plays the carillion is a real hoot, just adore her and she takes her job so seriously, she even played our wedding hymn when we visited! The train, the 4D theater, and the laser show are wonderful too. Get a season pass!

Visited July 2012
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Ringgold, Georgia
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“tons of fun, but food in park is outrageously expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stone Mountain Park was a lot of fun for everyone in my family (kids are ages 3, 5, & 8). Bought in to adventure passes which allowed us to participate in almost every activity there. The day we went was fairly warm, but there are activities for cooling down (Geyser Towers-make sure you have closed toed shoes or kids can't play; we didn't know this ahead of time, but thankfully our kids had their tennis shoes on instead of the summer staple, flip flops. Soggy tennis shoes aren't too pleasant, but at least it was almost closing time. Next time I will bring their water shoes. I had to watch numerous kids be turned away because they were wearing flip flops or open toed sandals. It is a water ropes course, which could result in broken toes without them being covered...they do sell crocs if you come unprepared) there are also numerous shallow, chlorinated "creeks" throughout the park in which barefoot play is acceptable and encouraged.

I was pleasantly surprised to find many clean well stocked bathrooms throughout the property. Nicest ones were in the market cafe and museums. Between the shops, cafes, 4d movie and museums, there are more than enough places to step in and cool down even if park is crowded.

We made the mistake of eating lunch in the park (pizza, fries, chicken fingers, & burgers some of the food was shared and we still spent over $30 on bland freezer case tasting food) and snacks at outside kiosks and venders (1 funnel cake, 1 pretzel, & 1 popcorn over $15)...we did purchase one of their refillable soda bottles with handle that cost almost $9 and is good all season long, with refills being .99 each. One positive note, is that all tap water is free at Stone Mountain, so you can take your bottle up to any soda machine and refill it with the water any time as many times as you like all day. We drank water for a majority of the day as it was hot, and saved our soda refills for lunch and snack time. All in all spent almost $15 on drink refills. But after going to places like Six Flags and buying those same type refillable soda bottles and being told we could only put soda in them and purchase bottled water...I guess I can't really complain too much about Stone Mountain :)

Employees are very friendly and willing to help out. As I noticed when we camped in the campground, employees can be rewarded with employee bucks, which I think is a great idea and keeps them motivated even with large crowds and heat. I wish more theme parks did something of this nature.

My family had a great time and will be back soon! Sky ride was closed due to high winds :( so we are looking forward to coming back for that. Pack your own snacks and water shoes!!

Visited June 2013
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Kansas City, Kansas
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“If you are in the area must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We just went to the laser light show that they have everyday at the end of the day. It was really neat way to see it. Fireworks and lasers is always a good thing right! If you are going during the day, which we didn't, we could see this would be a lot of fun and it could be a day long event.

Visited June 2013
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Stafford, Virginia
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“not enough time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

There is a fee to enter park. This is a very large area with lots to see and do. Word to the wise. The posted speed limit is enforced. Just as we were entering we witnessed someone being pulled over. It seems like slow going in some areas but you never know what's around the bend, Wildlife, bicyclist, etc. We checked out the "Crossroads Area" first, some attractions and food areas were closed. The water geyser Towers was open and being enjoyed, and we walked around this area, not really prepared for a type of water park at the park. They did have Ride the Ducks. One of those land water type boats.
We walked around a lot of the areas, enjoyed watching the train go by as we were checking out the grounds down below Stone Mountain Museum. The Museum was a don't miss. Lots of interesting info to the mountain and people that made it happen. They have a enclosed sky ride that takes you over to the Mountain it's self. I'm sad to report I could not get any one in my group to take the ride. It
can be intimidating because of the distance and height. Even so the massive carving from different angles is mind boggling and I would think more mind blowing as your cable car approached on it's way to mountain. Got one of those (.50cent)penny souvenirs at this point.
We enjoyed going around the mountain also covered bridge area and got out to enjoy the beautiful view, wildlife and fishermen.
There is also camping, an Inn, a Hotel, conference center, we did not know any of this before we went. Our main focus was to check out(Stone)Mountain. We enjoyed every minute of it and think only thing we would have done different was to bring a picnic lunch and plan on more hours.
Also it seems there is a light show and many other scheduled events happening at the park.
Rather than just a park it seems to be a destination. There's a park pass's with combo of options
that would be worth looking into if you are going to be in area any length of time.
We were at tail end of our visit at this point unfortunately.

Visited August 2012
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