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Enjoy A Extreme Summer Adventure At Stone Mountain Park
At the kids'
festival Extreme Summer Adventure you can explore the Antebellum Plantation
and Farmyard to experience the lifestyle of antebellum Georgians. Children
adore the Plantation's Farmyard, where they can pet animals roaming about
the shaded yard. After the stroll through the plantation, enjoy a leisurely
cruise on the 363-acre Stone Mountain Lake aboard the Scarlett O’Hara
Paddlewheel Riverboat, an authentic, 150 passenger side wheeler.
Meet fascinating townsfolk and skilled crafters in the Southern town of Crossroads®. where visitors become a part of the 1870’s community. Scents and sounds of the 1870’s like demonstrations of blowing glass, dipping candle tapers, and the pouring peanut brittle make the experience memorable journey through time. There's so much to experience at the Stone Mountain Park that each visit is a unique and memorable experience. Don’t forget to visit Stone Mountain Park's all-new Treehouse Challenge, located in Crossroads. This one-of-a-kind outdoor attraction is Atlanta's Ultimate Kids' Adventure. Groups of boys and girls work together as teams and compete against the opposite gender for bragging rights is the two dueling tree houses.
The Great Barn may look like any other country barn from the outside, but step inside and you find Atlanta's newest and most exciting children's attraction. Kids have a blast exploring four floors of fantastic 21st century fun! Along with rope nets to climb, mazes to explore, and super slides, the main attraction is the world's coolest computer game. Visitors become characters in Harvest Quest and once they earn enough points their name appears in lights on the huge scoreboard in the center of the Barn. Whether you stay at the 92-room Stone Mountain Inn, the elegant Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort or onsite at the Camp Grounds, there's an abundance of activities to enjoy at Stone Mountain year-around.
During Stone Mountain's Extreme Summer Adventure you can also catch performers like The Fabulous Wallendas, who do breathtaking stunts on the Wheel of Destiny, which is a high-turning, whirling, and twirling steel device. Another favorite events is The Schmackos Extreme Canines Show that offers everyone more thrills as large to small breed dogs perform amazing big air stunts and more entertaining acts that keeps the crowd cheering. For the adventurous at heart visit the Camp Highland Outpost where the whole family can face outdoor challenges together, including rock walls to climb, a low ropes course with three line bridges, tube nets and zip lines.
Step into the Summit Skyride’s Swiss cable car and take a trip up 825 ft. above the surrounding area to the top of the mountain for a breathtaking view of the Confederate Memorial carving. While at the top enjoy a guided tours during the summer and catch an incredible view of Atlanta, the Appalachian Mountains and surrounding countryside.
Stone Mountain Park's Fantastic Fourth Celebration is a four-day salute that begins on July 1st. Gather family and friends for fun in the Park and then relax on the lawn as it is transformed into a natural amphitheater for the Lasershow Spectacular and Fireworks Display each night. The Lasershow begins at 9:30 PM and is immediately followed by an incredible traditional Fourth of July firework display that will delight all ages. The One-Day All Attractions Pass will also provide guests with access to all of the Extreme Summer Adventure Activities shows and the Camp Highland Outpost.
By Melody Schubert
Stone Mountain Park is located 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta, GA on Highway 78. For current prices, reservations and event details for Stone Mountain Park call: 1-800-317-2006 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com.