Fodor's Expert Review Stone Mountain Park
At this 3,200-acre state park you'll find the largest exposed granite outcropping on earth. The Confederate Memorial, on the north face of the 825-foot-high mountain, is the world's largest high-relief sculpture, measuring 90 feet by 190 feet. There are several ways to see the sculpture, including a cable car that lifts you to the mountaintop and a steam locomotive that chugs around the mountain's base. Summer nights are capped with the Lasershow Spectacular, an outdoor light display set to music and projected onto the side of Stone Mountain. There's also 15 miles of nature trails, historical buildings featuring household items from the 18th and 19th centuries, two golf courses, a campground with a pool, an inn, a resort, several restaurants, and a Civil War museum. The SkyHike is a family-friendly ropes course at 12, 24 , or 40 feet high.