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A Complete Guide to Stone Mountain

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The sight of the singular mammoth boulder rising 825 feet above the ground, just 10 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, is mind-blowing.  The geological phenomenon was formed over 300 million years ago when an up-swelling of molten magma from within the earth’s crust solidified as it cooled.  Since its designation as a State Park in 1958, the combination of natural beauty, historical significance and family attractions, has made Stone Mountain a favorite Atlanta getaway.

Cable Car in Stone Mountain Theme Park

The scenic 3,200 acre State Park has something for everyone – hiking trails, fishing and boating on Stone Mountain Lake, large camping grounds for tents and RVs, and a popular theme park.

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How to See Atlanta in 2 Days

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Atlanta is a dynamic business center and headquarters of major corporations whose residents are equally passionate about their sports teams and thriving arts scene.  Atlanta is trendy and urban with a distinct southern charm and confident vibe.  As the largest airline hub in the United States, visitors from all over the world pass through it.

Whether flying into Atlanta or arriving by car, MARTA, Atlanta’s comprehensive mass transit system can get you around the sprawling metropolis to areas with attractions, museums, restaurants and shopping.  On a 2-day visit, minimize the time you spend on MARTA and maximize your Atlanta experience by visiting highlights clustered in three distinct districts. Be sure to check out Atlanta CityPass for discounted access to some of the highlighted attractions below.

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Atlanta, GA Visitor Information

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Atlanta, Georgia is a city of contrasts. Sophisticated and simple, intense and laid back, satisfied and restless. Visiting there is like having to taste a hundred excellent dishes in one meal. Which is best? How do you decide? It’s better just to dive right in.

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Atlanta, the city, started as a railroad crossing in 1837. Transportation and commerce would forever define its economic success. Just prior to the Civil War, the city grew hard and fast mushrooming out of the Piedmont as a frontier town. All the vices and virtues of frontier living were alive and well in Atlanta at that time. The Civil War soon had an enduring impact on this rough and tumble place, changing it forever as General Sherman made his march to the Sea with the town smoldering in ruins. Only a few hundred buildings survived the devastation. Within five years, the town was rebuilt and the population doubled. Atlanta was on its way.

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Top 10 Family Things To Do In Atlanta

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historycenter1Atlanta gained worldwide fame as the host city for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Consider these top 10 family things to do when visiting The Big Peach.

  1. Zoo Atlanta is home to more than 1,500 animals. Located in historic Grant Park, the zoo has enclosures that simulate the conditions found in their native habitats. Visitors can observe gorillas, orangutans, clouded leopards, pygmy rattlesnakes, sun bears and giant pandas. Zoo Atlanta sponsors a variety of family friendly activities.
  2. Georgia Aquarium, located downtown, is the largest aquarium in the world. In addition to its aquatic displays, the facility sponsors family sleepovers, behind-the-scenes tours and other daily activities designed to captivate the minds of children. Visitors will see dolphins, penguins and a wide a variety of tropical fish as well as many other species of marine life.

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Medieval Times Atlanta Coupons and Review

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The most popular and longest-running dinner attraction in North America is Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Guests are invited to experience a delightful evening of family entertainment originally inspired by history of the 11th century. During your dinner experience, you will witness live swordplay, jousting, falconry, and horsemanship. You will be transported back in time and may even find yourself cheering for one of the Knights of the Realm as you feast on a decadent four-course banquet served in authentic medieval style.

Your visitor experience will begin as you enter a complex designed to completely reflect a European castle from the 11th century. Walk past the Hall of Arms and admire the medieval artifacts on display, including coats of arms from prestigious families and an impressive collection of medieval weaponry. The Museum of Torture details the various forms of punishment used during the Middle Ages.

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