Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain is in Metro Atlanta. The town is named for Stone Mountain, the largest exposed granite dome in North America, featuring the largest bas-relief sculpture in the world, of Confederate Civil War heroes Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Understand

Downtown Stone Mountain

The town was incorporated in 1839 and has a population of approximately 7,000 people. The Stone Mountain Industrial Park is a large employer in the area. Stone Mountain retains its small town feel despite being so close to one of the biggest cities in the Southern United States. There is a concerted effort to revitalize and grow the downtown area, tapping into the legions of tourists at the nearby Stone Mountain Park.

Get in

Stone Mountain, the city, is due East of Atlanta on Stone Mountain Parkway, which is just north of Interstate 20.

MARTA buses and trains run to the Stone Mountain area; it's also possible to ride your bike from downtown Atlanta to Stone Mountain Village on the bike trail.

Get around

Public transport is very little or nothing due to its small size.

See

Stone Mountain

Other Parks

Do

Stone Mountain Park surrounds the mountain, and encompasses a series of attractions. The park promotes its One-Day Adventure pass which permits access to/use of all the attractions for $25 (Adult; ages 12 and up), $22 (Senior/Military), or $20 (Child; ages 3-11), and tries to minimize the usage of individual attraction tickets; however these do exist and may be a cheaper option depending on what you want to see/do. The attractions include:

Skyride

Stone Mountain Park is best accessed by car, there is an $10 per car one-day parking permit charge (or $35 annual parking permit) in addition to the attraction charges. There is no admission charge for those entering the park on foot; catch the MARTA rail system to Avondale and transfer there to MARTA bus route 120; disembark at the intersection of Ponce De Leon Avenue E and J.B.Rivers Memorial Drive and the park entrance is some 15 minutes walk east down J.B.Rivers Memorial Drive past the fire station.

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Routes through Stone Mountain

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