7 Things to Know About Stone Mountain
From unique entertainment to living history, Stone Mountain is a fun stop for families. Don’t miss these events and attractions.
The Pumpkin Festival includes storytelling, a dance-a-long parade and meet-and-greet with Spookley the pumpkin weekends through Oct. 29.
The Tour of Southern Ghosts, features ghost stories brought to life on a lantern walking tour. These tours cost extra, but can be a fun and spooky experience.
Native American Festival and Pow Wow includes Native American dance, music, craft demos, cooking, storytelling and wildlife presentations. Nov. 2-5.
Stone Mountain Park is home to one of the largest family adventure courses in the country. On SkyHike, families can challenge themselves and each other on suspended bridges and vertical climbing features. And, for an optional get-wet adventure, Geyser Towers rope bridges and net tunnels connect to platforms that overlook a gushing geyser.
Ride the Skyride cable car 825 feet above ground to see wide-ranging views of Atlanta and the Appalachian Mountains. Kids love the journey as much as the destination. Walk back downhill, which is much easier with little ones than climbing up.
Restored historical buildings from around Georgia are situated in the Historic Square at Stone Mountain Park. Check out the working garden and cookhouse on a self-guided tour and learn more about the lifestyle and habits of 18th and 19th century Georgians. Don’t miss the Farmyard, where kids interact with animals and their trainers, who explain the roles livestock played in the early years of the state.
Go from land to water and back again on a history tour that makes a big splash! Cruise Stone Mountain Lake in open air “car-boats” that are really converted 1940s Army DUKWs amphibious vehicles. Dynamic tour guides tell stories set to background music.
Man-made cold stuff sets the stage for snow tubing and SnowZone play. Zoom down the mountain, dodge snowballs, and build snowmen or igloos. Two-hour snow play sessions are offered November-February, and they’re very popular! Reserve in advance to avoid disappointment.
This classic show, an Atlanta tradition, runs April-November. A nighttime activity for families features high-quality animation, music, water effects, drones, and lots of lasers!