ByRebecca Raymer, writer at Creators.co
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Stone Mountain Park is located just outside of Atlanta, and is one of Georgia's most popular and utilized nature facilities. The mountain itself is not technically a mountain, but a gigantic mound of exposed granite surrounded by lush forest, creeks, fand lakes. Throughout the park are preserved manmade structures telling the history of the park and the area, such as the Grist Mill.

The Grist at Stone Mountain Park
The Grist at Stone Mountain Park

Granite from Stone Mountain was mined and used in structures all over the world. Currently the Quarry Exhibit commemorates the removal of thousands of tons of granite from the site.

Entrance to the Quarry Exhibit
Entrance to the Quarry Exhibit

Circling the mountain is a rail line, used today for transporting park visitors via train on a beautiful scenic tour.

Trainspotting at Stone Mountain Park
Trainspotting at Stone Mountain Park
Wildflowers along the Scenic Rail Tour.
Wildflowers along the Scenic Rail Tour.

Stone Mountain's (in)famous Confederate Memorial Carving honors the "heroes of the Civil War." The Ku Klux Klan had a heavy hand in it's creation, and were rumored to hold cross-burning ceremonies under the carving for decades.

Confederate Memorial Carving, courtesy of the KKK.
Confederate Memorial Carving, courtesy of the KKK.

Water features similar to the one pictured below are recognizable in the pilot episode of Revolution, filmed partially at the park.

Water feature worthy of Hobbiton.
Water feature worthy of Hobbiton.

Other recognizable landscapes are also featured in the pilot episode: the next one pictured is similar to (and might actually be) the one in a scene depicting the characters traipsing through the forest on their way to Chicago.

Granite-y terrain.
Granite-y terrain.

Fun fact: According to Google Maps, walking to Chicago from Stone Mountain, a 683 mile trek, would take approximately 225 hours. It would also require a ferry ride, which, if we are being honest here, is a total deal breaker.

Google Maps route from Stone Mtn to Chicago.
Google Maps route from Stone Mtn to Chicago.

There are A LOT of things you can do during a visit to Stone Mountain Park. If you can get beyond the glory-days-of-the-old-south vibe, including the stars and bars flying above the path up the mountain, it is certainly a beautiful spot in which to indulge your Revolution fandom.

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