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Travel snapshots: Georgia

By: Catie Leary on Jan. 25, 2010, 10:54 a.m.
Stone Mountain

Photo: Kelvin Kay

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Stone Mountain

Home to the largest bas relief sculpture in the world, Stone Mountain Park is centered around — you guessed it — a stone mountain. To be exact, it’s an intrusive igneous body of rock that was formed as a result of an upwelling of magma underneath the surface of the Earth. The mountain is over 5 miles in circumference at its base, and the top can be reached by a steep walking trail or a skylift. Don't forget to check out the nightly laser show!