My family moved to Georgia from Pennsylvania whenI was 11 years old. We lived in the suburb of Stone Mountain which is named after a 500+ foot dome of granite that sticks out of the ground about 25 miles east of downtown Atlanta. In the early part of the 20th century the largest bass-relief sculpture in the world was carved into the flat face of the mountain featuring Confederate States of America Generals Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and CSA President Jefferson Davis.
The rock is now surrounded by a privately-owned park that includes a lake, golf courses, retreat center, historic displays, recreational areas, and it hosted the speed cycling events in a velodrome built specifically for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Each summer a laser and light show is presented on the face of the mountain that includes fireworks and music. It's a definite place to see if you visit Atlanta.