Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park
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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.
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Donna L
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Couples
We stopped at stone mountain on our way to the Ashville. We enjoyed our ride to the top of the mountain on the skylift. We watched the 2 movies at the museum toured the 2nd floor of the museum. We went across the road to the historic square where we toured very old buildings and homes. We were very fortunate to meet Joey who works there and got a wonderful guided personal tour. He was very knowledgeable and informative about all of the buildings. Luckily I had called ahead and found out that the museum and historic Square were open. It stated on the website that the skylift was the only thing open. Unfortunately the people in the ticket office were not selling the historic pass that included the 3 areas to tour skylift, museum and historic Square. We shared the information with others that day so they upgraded their tickets. So make sure if things are open get the historic pass!!! This is a very informative and interesting pace to visit to learn about history!!!
Written August 31, 2022
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DayBreeze
Brooklyn, MI505 contributions
Two adults, no children on this trip. We enjoyed it very much. It is a unique natural attraction. Most activities are outdoors. The 5 mile train ride around the mountain was nice but you could not hear the narration. They stop for a hokey little dino show (all guests stay onboard to watch it).
The 4D little movie (inside theater) was fun. Short enough not to get boring.
Skyride to top of the mountain was well worth it for the view it provides. Again, about a 3 minute ride which is just right.
Laser show starts at 9:30 pm with some fireworks included. Lasts about an hour.
Seating is on a lovely sloped grassy area but also has flat viewing spots for those who want to bring their own chairs. Great music.
A beautiful Marriott hotel is on the grounds. Outside and inside pools.
Plenty of hiking, biking and kayaking opportunities.
Written June 17, 2022
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Dave W
Atlanta, GA300 contributions
Stone Mountain Park is a really neat place and great area in the Atlanta suburbs. Stone Mountain Park has activities for all ages including sightseeing, golf, history, stone carvings, skyride, lakes, grist mill, etc. Am scratching the surface here, please see Stone Mountain Park website for latest details.

My review will discuss hiking, as this is the primary activity we partake in. There are many trails. The summit (walk up) trail is difficult short hike on the yellow arrows with a rest stop along the way. The Cherokee trail is relatively flat blazed white trail around Stone Mountain. The Kings Island trail is flat and blazed purple. The trail to Convention center is connector trails. There are several other trails, please stop at Confederate Hall to get a free trail map of the park and visit the displays here. We did the summit trail, Cherokee trail, Kings Island trail, and Convention center trail today and it was a good workout of about 10 miles. Great views from the top. Great trail makers on the trails. This is one of our favorites. See my pics illustrating this.

Parking is relatively expensive here (currently $20), which makes sense if you are a family planning on doing activities at the park. But we are strong hikers and park in Stone Mountain Village, which is about a 15 minute walk from Stone Mountain Park.

In any case, definitely worth a stop here.
Written January 24, 2022
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trummelbach
Maggie Valley, NC48 contributions
Solo
This past Thursday I visited Stone Mountain Park. I arrived there at 2PM. Parking fee was $20 😂. I purchased a half price ticket on line and I added the laser show ticket for $5. Many of the attractions and food vendors were not open that day. I got a chicken sandwich, fries and a soda at the Big Rock Cafe for $15 😂. I did enjoy the Tram and train ride. The exhibit on how the stone carving was accomplished was interesting. I left early as I needed some real food and I could not see walking around for 3.5 hours to see the laser show was worth it—extremely hot, boring and rain clouds were coming. Would I go back again? NO!
Written July 30, 2022
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DnSudds D
32 contributions
Family
My family finally checked out the park. The trails are really nice. Very picturesque. We bought the attractions pass and it is overpriced for what is available. The Dino Explore is a small loop. The facts are very minimal. The train ride was relaxing with facts on a t.v. screen and quick quips from the guide, but it was through the woods and rock formation on the side and a quick glimpse of a little town. For us the best part was the historic district. You are given a guide with history. You are able to venture in to some of the homes with original furnishings and history of where they came from. Due to covid-19 only a few were closed. They used to host events. Mini golf was busy, and when we made our 2nd attempt, we were half way through when they kicked all of the patrons out to close. No warning to many of us. When handing out the gear the workers should make the customers aware of this happening instead of rudely rushing people out. It makes it hard to swallow when you are trying to get everything done. Thankfully my son is a teenager, so missing the Mowgli 4D didn't matter because we had to make time to eat. The Big Rock Cafe by the sky ride had very good flatbread and cheeseburger combos. The pricing was decent (we couldn't get the meal plan because they have to be purchased 24 hours prior). You pay to enter the park in order to get to the attractions, so if you want to make your dollar go further you definitely need to walk the trails and explore, otherwise the cost is higher than it should be. We wish the parking was included in the attractions price or half the cost. If you live in the area, the annual parking pass makes more sense. The carving (controversial history aside) truly is artistically impressive. Our visit was on a less busy day, but for the most part, people practiced social distancing and wore their masks. Other than the mini golf issue it was a nice day. We spent 5 hours with the attractions.
Written April 2, 2021
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL3,825 contributions
Friends
A friend and I went to Stone Mountain to climb the mountain. It was a cold, windy day and the cable car wasn’t running yet. We ended up hiking up and back down. It was strenuous but totally worth it! The views from the top were excellent. We also viewed the carving which is the largest carving of its type in the world. The entrance fee is about $20 per car which isn’t bad when compared to other area attractions. We enjoyed ourselves and felt very accomplished with the climb.
Written December 30, 2021
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AP_Hyd
Hyderabad, India63 contributions
We visited the park on Dec 26th, 2020 as a family. We had a good 5-6 hours in the park. For me
Key things
1. Skyride: A must, you can spend some time on the top
2. Scenic Train ride
3. Dinosaur Park
4. Evening lighting - It was more of cartoon show
5. Stone Carving

As we went on Christmas there were shows and Christmas tree lights which Kids will surely enjoy

One Suggestions to anyone if possible go out of park for food. Food was not up to mark, long lines and cold food

One the key demerits of the park is the cost. $33 per Adult is daily pass plus $20 for parking plus $5 per person for Skyride. Somehow I didn't feel it's $100 for 2 Adults and a Kid. I am sure in lesser price we can get some theme park tickets
Written January 5, 2021
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Vern H
6 contributions
Family
Th skyline is amazing. The only issue is that there are no signs to indicate where to go if you are VIP or not. In my opinion VIP would not be worth it. All it does is get you on the ride first. Then everyone else piles on.
The wristbands were excessive. About a 3 inch plastic band to go around your wrist and sweat all day.
There is a military discount most places inside the park if you ask for it.
I found it odd that nothing really opened up until noon on Saturday.
Train ride was just ok. We could not understand the guide.
4D theater was fun.
Oh and the telescopes at the top of stone mountain were all broken.
The Lazer show got canceled due to a storm and no refund was given.
Written August 8, 2022
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Jemme K
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Family
With little or no warning the Lazer show was not included with entrance fees. At first they wanted $20 per person. Only after researching their website did we find a $20 per box fee (one box could hold up to four adults).
Written June 24, 2021
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Helenfbp
Pacolet, SC10 contributions
I feel like one could stay here for days before exhausting all possibilities of things to do. If you like southern history, it's definitely a "must see." But even if you don't care for the history of the park, there are plenty of fun family type activities to keep everyone busy without "breaking the bank." ( I felt it was reasonably priced.)
Written June 27, 2022
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