Stone Mountain Park has changed so much over the years. If you haven’t been to Stone Mountain Park, or it’s been years since your last visit, this Summer is the perfect time to go. The park is so much more than a great hike. We’re already several visits in for the season and we are still discovering more fun each time we go.
I see nothing but smiles on kid’s faces when we go. It’s all about exploring, learning Georgia’s history and simply having fun. Since it’s located less than 45 minutes from Atlanta, it’s the perfect day getaway for the family. Stone Mountain Park has something for everyone, but here’s why Summer 2017 is a great time to go.
5 Reasons to Visit Stone Mountain Park in Summer 2017
The NEW Lasershow 2.0 Spectacular
Pack a blanket and find a spot on the grass for this amazing show. It’s an Atlantan must-do activity and it’s been completely revamped for 2017. It features new music, water effects, drones and state-of-the-art digital laser graphics. It’s patriotic, it’s got pop culture thrown into it and it makes you proud to be in the South. Guests can purchase a terrace seat as well for $10+.
Dinosaur Explore Area
Just available for Summer 2017, the new Dinosaur Explore area is very popular with little ones. You can walk through a trail and see life-like animatronics of 14 prehistoric dinosaurs, pet a baby dino and dig for fossils. It’s an Jurassic learning experience that the kids won’t stop talking about. It’s only here for Summer 2017 though!
The REI Boathouse
The outdoor gear retailer and experts are now at Stone Mountain at the REI Boathouse. You can rent a paddbleboard, take a class or rent a kayak. The rentals are $25-$140 depending on the length of the rental. The REI Boathouse also offers special social outings.
Fall in Love With Georgia History
Learn more about the Confederate Memorial Carving, that is on Stone Mountain, at the “Confederate Hall & Environmental Education Center.” Guests can learn about the Confederate heroes that adorn the mountainside and use interactive science exhibits to learn about origin of the mountain. If you’re keeping the kid’s learning skills sharp this Summer, Stone Mountain is the perfect history lesson.
World Class Golf Courses
Little known fact: Stone Mountain Park has two championship golf courses located inside the park. With views of the mountainside and the lake, you can tee off at either one of their courses. The golf courses also offers dining options and a pro shop. For tee times, visit the Stone Mountain Golf Club page.
Stone Mountain Park is an amazing way to unplug and reconnect with the family. It’s known for it’s amazing views after a great hike, but you’ll discover so much more beyond that. Grab the kids and get ready for Summer at the Rock – it’ll be an unforgettable summertime experience.
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