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Stone Mountain, Georgia: Stone Mountain: Confederate Mount Rushmore

Johnny Reb's answer to Mt. Rushmore. The mountain was a favorite ceremony spot of the Klan, and the sculpture was carved in fits and starts, including a stint by Gutzon Borglum before he fled to Mt. Rushmore. Summertime features projected "Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision."

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.
Open daily. No laser show off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$20 and up.
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Stone Mountain: Confederate Mount Rushmore

We enjoyed the artistry, if not the content. Begun by the same artist that oversaw Mount Rushmore, and finished many years later. The carving is on the side of the real star, the world's largest piece of exposed granite. The Skyride to the top offers beautiful views, and we could have sat on top of the mountain all day to enjoy the views with a nice breeze.

[Chris (CP) Powell, 07/31/2017]
Stone Mountain: Confederate Mount Rushmore

You can walk up to the top of the monument for some breathtaking views. Literally. You will be out of breath. It's not a bad hike, but I did not plan properly. If you hike, be sure to take water. Unlike most trails, there is no shade or trees for a large portion of the walk. You just walk up a large, large rock. In the summer, it feels like an inferno. Still worth it, but if you decide to walk it, don't go without water.

[Ceckybonway, 03/31/2015]

Stone Mountain.

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]

From the top of Stone Mountain.

Stone Mountain: Confederate Mount Rushmore

Wow. All I can say is wow! Take the lift up the mountain. Stay for the laser show.

[James, 06/10/2012]
Largest Bas Relief In The World

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]
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