Wednesday, September 12, 2012

About Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park
  • Stone Mountain is made of Granite and was completed around 1850
  • Stone Mountain is the largest exposed mass of granite in the world.
  • During the 1996 Olympics, Stone Mountain Park provided venues for the Olympic events such as tennis, archery and track cycling.
  • Native Americans were the first humans to visit Stone Mountain Park
  • When one visits the mountain, they can see a major carving on the North side. It is a carving of the three major Southern Civil War gentlemen and soldiers: Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert, E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The carving began in 1915 and it was finally completed in 1972. The figures measure 90 by 190 feet surrounded by an area carved that equals 3 acres, which is larger than a football field. It is considered the largest relief sculpture in the world.
  • At its summit, the elevation is 1,683 feet and 825 feet above the surrounding plateau.  The mountain also extends underground to several surrounding counties. The mountain is more than 5 miles in circumference at its base. The summer of the mountain can be reached by a steep walk-up trail which starts near the Confederate Hall and park entrance. The summer can also be reached by the skylift.
  • There are plenty of things to do at Stone Mountain with the family, lots of kid friendly activities.
  • To learn more about Stone Mountain Park visit their website at


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