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Stone Mountain is an Excellent Attraction

Best Destinations, World Travel - Amanda - November 7, 2015

One of the foremost placing features of the greater Atlanta area, Stone Mountain is an Excellent attraction for kid and adult alike. The “mountain” itself doesn’t appear as if a traditional mountain – it’s no peaks, it rises a mere one,600 feet above sea level, and it is made entirely of stone,therefore the name. Guests typically compare the mountain to an enormous rock, and this comparison is more or less correct. Stone Mountain is, in fact, a quartz monzonite formed hundreds of millions of years ago. The mountain encompasses a steep face on one side and a shallow sloping face on the other, the latter of that contains an especially well-liked walking path resulting in the highest. If you propose on visiting Stone Mountain and physically able, walking to the top of the mountain is a must – the trail gives visitors an up-close look at the mountain itself, and the summit offers a impressive view of Atlanta and its surroundings.

Stone MountainMuch more recently, the residents of Georgia created their own mark on the mountain in the form of a enormous carving. The steep face of Stone Mountain bears a bas-relief of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Jackson. The bas-relief was graven throughout the Sixties and 70s and is that the largest Confederate memorial in the South.whereas feelings about the Civil War and its causes are naturally difficult by historical fact and the dramatic cultural changes of the past 150 years, most guests can most likely take an interest in the craft and the sheer size of the carving.

This open-air museum is easily missed, located as it is on a side leading faraway from the mountain, tourists interested in antebellum and Civil War history won’t want to miss it. This “plantation” consists of many antebellum homes and buildings transported from around Georgia to one spot. These structures used to house citizen and slave alike and served all kinds of other purposes, but they they currently fulfill a new role as memorials to a long-ago period of the nation’s history. The Plantation costs extra money to visit on top of the ten dollar ticket into Stone Mountain Park, but the expense is well worth the it.


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