Stone Mountain Park
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Managed by Stone Mountain Memorial Association, the Stone Mountain Park is a 3,200 acre natural resource located in Atlanta, Georgia. It features a wide variety of activities and adventures suitable for visitors of all ages.
The main attraction at the park is Stone Mountain, the largest piece of exposed granite and one of the largest monoliths in the world. It is 825 feet tall and covers 583 acres. The top of the mountain is 1,683 feet above sea level. It is famous for the Confederate memorial carving, the largest relief sculpture in the world, on its north face. Three figures of the Confederate States of America — Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson — are carved here. The mountain was the site of the second Ku Klux Klan in 1915.
There are paddlewheel riverboat cruises, lakes, wildlife, hiking possibilities and picnic spots in the park. There is a nightly laser show, featuring lighted figures on the side of the mountain, music and fireworks. The Confederate Hall is a museum that displays the information on the geology and ecology of Stone Mountain and the history of the war in Georgia^. The Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard includes original buildings (1790 – 1845), which had reconstructed here to represent a pre-Civil War Georgia plantation.
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