Stone Mountain, Georgia: Stone Mountain: Confederate Mount RushmoreJohnny Reb's answer to Mt. Rushmore -- a bas-relief of Confederate heroes on horseback on a massive dome rock. Was a favorite ceremony spot of the Klan, carved in fits and starts, including a stint by sculptor Gutzon Borglum before he fled to work on Mt. Rushmore.
Stone Mountain Park
- 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain, GA
- I-285 exit 39B onto US 78 E. (Snellville/Athens). Drive eight miles to exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. Follow the exit ramp to the East Gate entrance of Stone Mountain Park.
- Customer Center 9-5. No laser show in off-season. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Stone Mountain: Confederate Mount Rushmore
The holiday season provides unique diversions and enormous crowds. A park employee told us that many of the attractions that would normally be free come at a price during the holidays. There is a sledding hill (complete with people-mover back to the top) and a Christmas Village, along with a Polar Express train ride and appearances by the Snow Fairy. There are no laser light shows in the winter.[Kitsa, 12/30/2012]
Wow. All I can say is wow! Take the lift up the mountain. Stay for the laser show.[James, 06/10/2012]
Stone Mountain Park is located just 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta. The five square mile park is Georgia's most visited attraction. Home to the world's largest piece of exposed granite, Stone Mountain Park offers a variety of attractions, entertainment and recreation. Many things to do, including ropes courses and a Swiss Cable Car Ride. Camping is available.[Jen O'Callaghan, 03/30/2011]
My Canadian friends love Stone Mountain, so we walked around last Sunday. They're adding lots of fancy new rides and some giant water slide, possibly?[Bam-Bam, 03/17/2011]
Just in time for the Civil War (or War of Northern Aggression) sesquicentennial!
World's largest exposed mass of granite, located about 15 miles east of Atlanta Georgia off of Hwy 78 (Stone Mountain Freeway). Also the site of the world's largest bas-relief carving, depicting southern Civil War Heroes Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis. The park used to be totally a civil war monument, but in recent years has tried to shed this image. Also the site of a laser show in summer evenings, which is a favorite among local rednecks. The laser show is projected directly on the side of the mountain. The park also includes a lift to the top of the mountain, a museum about the carving, an antique car museum, an actual antebellum plantation house, and other attractions.[David Ripley, 06/29/2004]