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Stone Mountain Park Review & Groupon Deal
Last summer my family took a mini-trip down to Stone Mountain Park in Georgia. It was such a fun experience I wanted to share how much we enjoyed it! I had heard from many friends that this was a nice destination and that it would be perfect for my family – and they were right 🙂
ALSO – we just spotted a hot deal on Stone Mountain Park memberships today – check this out!
Hurry over to Groupon and snag these Stone Mountain Park Memberships for a HUGE discount!
- Adult Membership Pass – $44.95 (Reg $59.95)
- Child Membership Pass – $37.95 (Reg $49.95)
- Family of 4 Membership Pass – $149 (Reg $239.80)
Stone Mountain Park Review & Groupon Deal
We loved Stone Mountain Park! With 4 boys, it was the perfect blend of adventure, outdoor activity, cool things to see and rides (of a kind).
These are the things we enjoyed during our stay:
First we Rode the Summit Skyride up the mountain – and then hiked back down. (whew!!! I think next time I'll take the skyride back – it was just INSANELY hot that day!)
While on top we got a cool picture at this spot where it looks like you might be standing on the edge of a cliff 🙂 This is one my fave family pictures ever!
The kids did the challenging SkyHike – which is one of the nation's largest adventure Ropes Course. It's a whole giant section of the park with rock climbing walls and a little stream with sand to play in and just a ton of fun stuff to do.
We took the Wild West themed train ride around the mountain (more geared towards the littles – but still a nice ride!)
We walked through the little “town” and watched an awesome Glass Blowing demonstration, ate at a restaurant and browsed the gift shops. Be aware that the restaurants are a little pricey – you may want to pack a cooler lunch and have a picnic to save some money.
(There is a picnic area right outside the park where lots of families do just that!)
Because it was 104 degrees out – one of my favorite parts was the 4-D movie experience. It was a nice, short Ice Age film (maybe 10 minutes?) – but during it you got spritzed with water when the Mammoths sneezed, woooshed with air as you fell off a cliff, misted with rain, and all sorts of other effects. Just a surprisingly fun experience!
We drank SO many refills in our Souvenir cups – which were totally worth the price, I highly recommend getting those when you arrive! If you're a MEMBER (see groupon up top) you can bring these back and use them again every time 🙂
Maybe the kids favorite thing of all (which surprised me) was the Stone Mountain Duck Boat tour (so fun!) We got duck calls and the kids got to take turns driving. It was also just refreshing on such a hot day!
Things we didn't get time to do:
The famed Laser Light Show. It's why most people even GO to Stone Mountain park – it's supposedly SO COOL – but we were just so wiped out from hiking around in the heat all day that we unanimously decided to skip the grand finale of the whole park. (I know – we're so lame!)
The Geyser Towers Course – which takes visitors through a water-filled course of rope bridges and net tunnels that sporadically erupt water. We wanted to get to this – but noone wanted to walk around wet all day, so we kept saving it. And then – like I mentioned above – we were too phenomenally wiped to go back to it 🙂
Head over to get your Groupon today – so you your family can visit throughout the year! There are seasonal attractions as well – I'd love to go in the Fall when it's cooler!
Stone Mountain Park allowed my family to come visit in order to write this review. These opinions expressed above are 100% my own! (We REALLY DID have a great – albeit very sweaty – time 🙂 )
It looks so much fun! Thank you for sharing.
Kathy Ausburn says
Awww Jaime you should have camped at the campsites and gone back during the afternoon to rest. Then you could have headed over by 8:30 and gotten a good spot to watch the laser show at 9:30. We always take a blanket and a deck of cards or Uno to play while we wait . Maybe next time!I live right down the road from here .
Kathy I am ALL about that camping – but unfortunately my husband is NOT. Since I was dragging him out for a day of heat and adventuring (we left about 7:30), I compromised by agreeing to a nearby hotel stay. 🙁 I really do think we’ll try that next time – maybe I’ll just take the kids by my lonesome and camp!
What hotel did you stay at and did they have any deals on tickets into Stone Mountain?