Stone Mountain Park appeared as a shine pearl in the city of Atlanta. In 1958 the Governor of Georgia signed the document for creating the Stone Mountain as a state park . The state even wanted to extend it facilities to make the park a gorgeous place and a great attraction for the city of Atlanta. Through the foundation of the park the state wanted to complete the carving of Augustus Lukeman, and then wanted to build a highway that will run in front of the carving. In april 1962 the Stone Mountain Railway was completed that surround the mountain, and a west gate was added to the Stone Mountain Village.
The Stone Mountain represent a huge granite rock that extends at 14 km underground. The mountain has more than 8 km on his base, and the top of the mountain can be reached only by trails. The top is a beautiful landscape created by bare rock with rock polls offering an outstanding view over the downtown of Atlanta. The sculpture that amaze everybody standing on the base it relates the three leaders of the Civil War: the President Jefferson Davis, the Generals Robert Lee and Thomas Jackson.
Stone Mountain park is one of the best attractions in Georgia and covers over 3,200 acres of land, including lakes, woodlands and many attractions for recreation. The mountain is considered the largest piece of granite in the world and has 825 feet high and 1,683 feet above the sea level, fascinating every visitor for its magnific structure. The park provides the visitors with 15 miles for those who love hiking. There is also allowed fishing and boating on the lake that beautifies the area. At the base of the mountain are two golf championship clubs that offer great facilities for practicing golf. Along the roads is practicable the bycicling.
The Stone mountain park includes a great treasure of buildings, called Antebellum Plantation, that represent a collection of original buildings that were built since 1783 and 1875. Each of the structures was moved from its original place but still are meant to preserve the authenticity and originality in the architecture. This spectacular area includes a large collection of furniture and decoration that reflect a variety of lifestyles of Georgia’s inhabitants, since 18th and 19th century.
Stone Mountain Park impress through its dramatic Lasershow that takes about 40 minutes. The choreographed musical lights makes the ambiance the most beautiful one in all Atlanta, ending with a wonderful firework. The place offers excitement, adventures, funny activities and nature’s beauty that fascinate the visitors, that why this park is the top of touristic destinations in the state of Georgia. This remarcable park delight and amaze the souls of tourists and create a very peaceful ambiance, in the middle of this unique place, created by the Stone Mountain, that is a charming masterpiece.
By Eugenia Cvasov
Top tourist attractions in Georgia,USA .
For a complete trip in United States you should definitely visit Georgia and its amazing touristic attractions. Georgia is very famous for its industrial development and includes several buildings and offices that delight the tourists’s eyes often. It is full of enterteinment places dedicated for spending a great time, surrounded by a pleasant atmosphere. So check out Georgia’s best attractions and you will be fascinated for real.
Stone Mountain Park - Golf area
Stone Mountain Park - Hiking the Mountain
Stone Mountain Park - Memorial carving
Stone Mountain Park - Park view
Stone Mountain Park - Amazing view
Stone Mountain Park - Lasershow
Stone Mountain Park - Top View