Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park
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5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
Stone Mountain Park boasts over 3,200 acres of natural beauty and is one of Georgia's most popular attractions. Take a five-mile train ride around the impressive mountain and learn about the history of its bas-relief carving. Then, catch the Skyride to the mountaintop to enjoy the fantastic views of the surrounding valley. Alternatively, you can hike the one-mile trail to the top of Stone Mountain or trek through the numerous other trails within the park. Overnight accommodations are available at two hotels or Georgia's largest campground, all on-site. In the morning, visit historic landmarks like Grist Mill and hike through 15 miles of wooded trails. Visit the family-friendly attractions open daily in the Summer and on weekends during the rest of the year (closed Jan-Feb). You might also want to visit on summer evenings to watch the Drone & Light Show with overhead lasers, 250 color-changing drones, flame cannons, fun music, and more.
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  • Excursion211983
    Gainesville, Florida25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for families
    This is a great place to bring families for a day. Lots to do and most things are included. My kids had a great time. The only reason this was not a 5 star experience is about 20% of things were not open or available for some reason. It’s July and kids are out of school, people are traveling and on vacation, so why wouldn’t everything be available…
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
  • SpanishteacherMD
    2,134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow and WOW!
    My friend and I took the Summit Skyride up to the top and despite the almost 100-degree heat of the early afternoon, this was worth every penny. The ride up takes about 2 1/2 minutes. The skyride operator talks about the carving and the surrounding areas. Once you exit at the top, the pavilion offers A/C, food and beverages, a gift shop, rest rooms and some history to the place. Once you exit the pavilion and head outside, make sure to have water and good walking shoes as you will not want to miss the view: 360-degrees on a clear day...which it was. Be careful as you walk around. There are some trees that provide some shade and rocks on which to take a rest. Bring your camera and lots of "oohs" and "ahhs" as you explore above the carving. You can take the skyride back down or hike down. The hike takes about an hour. You can also hike up if you desire. We saw people walking and jogging on the trail. The view is not to be missed! The experience of living history in this outdoor museum is simply amazing. This park is located about 20 minutes east of downtown Atlanta. Worth the visit. Make sure to explore the park as you drive around. A variety of different vantage points of the carving can be taken advantage of at different locations. When in Atlanta, you simply cannot miss this important but very impressive park.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Sabrina P
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Up
    The path up the mountain a literally all stone. It takes about an hour to get to the top and it's all up hill. There are plenty of areas to rest on your way up. The water fountains at the top did not work, so bring water and non-slio shoes. The views are amazing. Coming downhill is fast, but be careful, it can be slippery (sand, moisture, or rocks). You will get a good workout. There are lots of people going up and down, so weekdays are better.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Karen S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun time on the lake in a rented kayak
    I hike walk up trail and through the wood trails every week. But this week I ventured on to the lake in a rented kayak. I opted for the 2 hours rental and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Paddled past the Carillion, which seems so hidden away. It was playing and added to my kayak enjoyment. I will definitely go kayaking here again.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Jeanine H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my favorite places!
    I have hiked the mountain and kayaked the lake but it’s the employees and the park itself that make the trip work it! The park is kept clean and equipment neat and everyone is so helpful! We bought an annual pass because we know we will be back many more times!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Jeneth G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kayaking at Stone Mountain Park
    Kayaking on the lake in Stone Mountain park was an amazing experience - tranquil, relaxing, amazing alternate views of the mountain, and who knew there is also a golf course. The processing experience was seem less and as we went earlier on a Sunday morning we had the lake to ourselves, plus the geese. If you love the water and a peaceful and tranquil experience, this is a must!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 18, 2023
  • jessica w
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family visit
    We were really disappointed to show up for the laser show and have to pay for an adventure wrist band. It’s not the park’s fault because I guess we didn’t do our research prior to our visit. By the time we paid for 3 wrist bands everything that you can use them for had shut down. The laser show was nice but it was shorter than the normal one. If I didn’t promise my kids a night of fun, I probably would have went home VS spending so much money. After the fact I called and asked for maybe an extra visit to the park bc of the amount we spent and everything that we weren’t able to do. The lady I talked to on the phone was amazing. She genuinely seemed concerned and said that someone may reach out to us. They didn’t but whomever I talked to is excellent in customer service and I really appreciated her willingness to listen to why I was upset.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 30, 2023
  • dereksantiago
    Madison, Alabama235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stone Moiuntain
    We visit Stone Mountain Park in Georgia. We had a wonderful experience. They only do the light show on weekends bc the children are back in school. If you like walking on trails it is a wonderful place to visit. Visiting in October is fun bc they are decorated for Haloween.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
  • Costantino B
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointed
    Bring lots of money. We were there Saturday, so crowded had t park 1 mile away for village. Charge for everything. Laser show was free in the past. Now you can’t even get to grass lawn to view the carving in the day, laser show $20 each 15 minutes. Pup put golf $20. Drive into park $20. Tram to top $20. Train $20. Coffee at laser show $6. Honestly Disney seems like a bargain. Greed Mountain 😢
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 16, 2023
  • Costantino B
    Lavonia, Georgia9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bring lots of money.
    Every thing is $20, train , mini golf, laser show. So crowded you couldn’t walk. Still free to walk up the mountain. $20 entry fee. Nice place 20 years ago. Now all about the money. Could not even walk out on grass area to view carving. All blocked off even during the day.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 19, 2023
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Deanna G
Fes, Morocco1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We were very disappointed on New Year’s Eve. We purchased the VIP tickets and they were sold to us knowing the major attractions were closed all day. We were not told that until we paid and got Inside. In response a no very kind or polite supervisor informed us there would be no refunds and if I wanted a voucher I could get back in line for over 1 hour again to receive it. Being over 8 hours away we could t come back and we were told too bad. So while I waited in line to get at least a voucher they continued to sell these passes to folks, streamed it in their info TVs outside etc. knowing non of those rides were up and working. When I got to the front of the line with 100s of other angry people I was told I could not get my refund until all family members gave me their wrist bands. That was hard to do because my family was stranded on the top of the mountain and could only walk down (4.5 miles round trip) because their summit rose was broken. 😂 So we sent 350$ for one round of mini golf and no refund for anything In sight. We will definitely not be back.
Written January 1, 2020
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Thank you for your feedback on your experience. We take guest feedback very seriously, and would like to hear more about your experience. If you would be willing to speak with one of our team members, please send us a DM or email us at guestservices@stonemountainpark.com.
Written January 2, 2020
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Avi Pan
Brampton, Canada58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We visited the park on Dec 26th, 2020 as a family. We had a good 5-6 hours in the park. For me
Key things
1. Skyride: A must, you can spend some time on the top
2. Scenic Train ride
3. Dinosaur Park
4. Evening lighting - It was more of cartoon show
5. Stone Carving

As we went on Christmas there were shows and Christmas tree lights which Kids will surely enjoy

One Suggestions to anyone if possible go out of park for food. Food was not up to mark, long lines and cold food

One the key demerits of the park is the cost. $33 per Adult is daily pass plus $20 for parking plus $5 per person for Skyride. Somehow I didn't feel it's $100 for 2 Adults and a Kid. I am sure in lesser price we can get some theme park tickets
Written January 5, 2021
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DnSudds D
Loganville, GA34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
My family finally checked out the park. The trails are really nice. Very picturesque. We bought the attractions pass and it is overpriced for what is available. The Dino Explore is a small loop. The facts are very minimal. The train ride was relaxing with facts on a t.v. screen and quick quips from the guide, but it was through the woods and rock formation on the side and a quick glimpse of a little town. For us the best part was the historic district. You are given a guide with history. You are able to venture in to some of the homes with original furnishings and history of where they came from. Due to covid-19 only a few were closed. They used to host events. Mini golf was busy, and when we made our 2nd attempt, we were half way through when they kicked all of the patrons out to close. No warning to many of us. When handing out the gear the workers should make the customers aware of this happening instead of rudely rushing people out. It makes it hard to swallow when you are trying to get everything done. Thankfully my son is a teenager, so missing the Mowgli 4D didn't matter because we had to make time to eat. The Big Rock Cafe by the sky ride had very good flatbread and cheeseburger combos. The pricing was decent (we couldn't get the meal plan because they have to be purchased 24 hours prior). You pay to enter the park in order to get to the attractions, so if you want to make your dollar go further you definitely need to walk the trails and explore, otherwise the cost is higher than it should be. We wish the parking was included in the attractions price or half the cost. If you live in the area, the annual parking pass makes more sense. The carving (controversial history aside) truly is artistically impressive. Our visit was on a less busy day, but for the most part, people practiced social distancing and wore their masks. Other than the mini golf issue it was a nice day. We spent 5 hours with the attractions.
Written April 2, 2021
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Jemme K
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
With little or no warning the Lazer show was not included with entrance fees. At first they wanted $20 per person. Only after researching their website did we find a $20 per box fee (one box could hold up to four adults).
Written June 24, 2021
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trummelbach
Maggie Valley, NC48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
This past Thursday I visited Stone Mountain Park. I arrived there at 2PM. Parking fee was $20 😂. I purchased a half price ticket on line and I added the laser show ticket for $5. Many of the attractions and food vendors were not open that day. I got a chicken sandwich, fries and a soda at the Big Rock Cafe for $15 😂. I did enjoy the Tram and train ride. The exhibit on how the stone carving was accomplished was interesting. I left early as I needed some real food and I could not see walking around for 3.5 hours to see the laser show was worth it—extremely hot, boring and rain clouds were coming. Would I go back again? NO!
Written July 30, 2022
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valliam13
Sorrento, FL402 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We actually just went for the Skyride and not the whole theme park. We just wanted to see the carving. I called ahead and they said we buy tickets that day. I probably should have asked about parking but didn’t. We will get to that in a minute. The Skyride was smooth and you get a really great view of the carving. Our tram operator even told us a bit about Stone Mountain so we got a little history. When you get to the top, you can walk around the top of the mountain itself but be careful because it is uneven terrain and there isn’t a designated walking path. The views were breathtaking and we picked a great, clear day to see the views including the Atlanta skyline. The reason I gave it 4 starts: the parking is $20 and we were only there about an hour. The Skyride tickets are $15 + tax each. I find this to be theme park expensive for those of us who really weren’t there for the whole park.
Written December 3, 2020
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Sightseer59162841482
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Due to overselling tickets for the sky lift, no direction / guidance while standing in line, insignificant room for the number of people in line over 100 people (elderly, pregnant, tired children, frustrated parents) were locked in a closed building at the top of a very dark black mountain for approximately 30 minutes. Oh, did I mention with basically little to no seating! During the extremely crowded line wait to get back down the mountain several people believing they were privileged in some way took cuts in the line. I personally saw a young 20 something year old couple take cuts without the slightest concern for the people behind them. You pay $20 to park, $10 per person for the sky lift, $40 adult / $35 children to get in the park and they hold you captive in a closed building for a half hour. They know exactly how many lpeople they can get up and down the mountain in a specific time period, but choose to sell more than can be accommodated. And all you get is a “thank you for your patience.” Well, You’re not welcome!!
Written October 29, 2023
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kimr212019
St. George, UT3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
First, the area was beautiful. My family of 6 was very excited to spend the day here. I had called beforehand and asked a bunch of questions about the activities so I knew how to spend our time hoping to see and do as much as we could. Sadly we spent a lot of money to pretty much just wait all day.
It was expensive. First, you have to pay to park, then you have to pay to get in, and pay more for some activities then more money and more money. I felt they were charging for every little thing and not just a little, $10 for a locker rental for less than an hour. I had to pay extra to go on the Skyhike then to pay more for a locker. Seems like they should be free. Plus the climbing wall was closed.
You have to reserve a time to do the activities and they will not let you in line more than 10 minutes before your timed ticket. We waited over an hour to ride the Skyride to the top of the mountain. Why have a reservation timed ticket? Plus it was an hour wait to come back down.
My kids were so excited to ride the train, but we were turned away 3 times because the lines were so long and we never were able to ride it.
We only got to do a few of the activities in the park because we spent so much time waiting. Save your money and go somewhere else or skip the attraction section and go hiking.
Written March 15, 2021
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Philana N
Hoschton, GA37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We went for the laser light show. We decided we would see if they attractions were open, because it was raining. Glad we didn't buy the attraction pass, some were closed for rain, some were just closed.

The light show was a huge disappointment. It was free in the past. Due to COVID, they are charging. We are good with that, except, upon arrival they are no longer following the 4 per square rule, so we paid for a premium seat, 4 per square, and didn't have to. We pretty much sat in one square with our group of 8. They were generous on the terrace with popcorn and drink, but it wasn't worth the $100 we spent. If they are going to loosen restrictions, they should adjust their pricing. The parking fee was absolutely ridiculous for a state park.

As for the show, we were told they enhanced if because of the charge. The last time we saw it was 2018 and it was so much better than today. The show dedicated about 30 seconds of the 1 hour to the civil war. There was a star wars tribute, an 80s tribute and tributes to famous Georgians and sports.

Overall huge waste of time and money. The park is beautiful, but when we start removing reminders, we will repeat the mistakes of the past. Very disappointed and will not return for an event.
Written June 6, 2021
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Dave W
Atlanta, GA397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Stone Mountain Park is a really neat place and great area in the Atlanta suburbs. Stone Mountain Park has activities for all ages including sightseeing, golf, history, stone carvings, skyride, lakes, grist mill, etc. Am scratching the surface here, please see Stone Mountain Park website for latest details.

My review will discuss hiking, as this is the primary activity we partake in. There are many trails. The summit (walk up) trail is difficult short hike on the yellow arrows with a rest stop along the way. The Cherokee trail is relatively flat blazed white trail around Stone Mountain. The Kings Island trail is flat and blazed purple. The trail to Convention center is connector trails. There are several other trails, please stop at Confederate Hall to get a free trail map of the park and visit the displays here. We did the summit trail, Cherokee trail, Kings Island trail, and Convention center trail today and it was a good workout of about 10 miles. Great views from the top. Great trail makers on the trails. This is one of our favorites. See my pics illustrating this.

Parking is relatively expensive here (currently $20), which makes sense if you are a family planning on doing activities at the park. But we are strong hikers and park in Stone Mountain Village, which is about a 15 minute walk from Stone Mountain Park.

In any case, definitely worth a stop here.
Written January 24, 2022
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