Underground, Atlanta

2 out of 5 stars 29 Reviews

50 Upper Alabama Street, Atlanta (404) 523-2311

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    Underground Atlanta Going Under?

    by mookster Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Since Underground Atlanta is located conveniently across from World of Coca Cola, you might as well go see it if you are already there. Maybe it was the time of day we went, early afternoon, but it wasn't as busy or lively as other member's tips have described it. There were a few interesting shops and a couple of restaurants and a food court. If your itinerary is not packed with stuff, go in for a wonder!

    Our taxi driver (great source of local information) advise us that Underground Atlanta maybe no longer once World of Coca Cola relocates next to the Georgia Aquarium as Underground Atlanta relied quite a bit on the tourists visiting the World of Coca Cola to wonder across. Well, I guess only time can tell what the future holds for Underground Atlanta.

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    Eh...

    by Brillemeister Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I've never really been completely crazy about Underground, but it's actually a nice place to stop after hiking downtown Atlanta for miles. I don't buy anything from the vendors, so I can't say much about those, but if you like shopping, get over here. You'll find yourself entertained for a couple of hours just looking at all the crap--er, stuff.

    The restaurants are just fine. Standard mall fare, mostly. After you eat, though, get yourself a candy apple or some Bavarian nuts from the stands. Well worth it.

    Sometimes amateur acts will perform music outside, below the fountains. Always entertaining, whether or not they have a slice of talent.

    All in all...eh. It's mostly a tourist place, but a good rest stop for the weary urban hiker.

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    Shopping Underground

    by Brijb20 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Underground Atlanta contains some of the original streets of Atlanta and over 100 stores. It was originally not underground until the new Atlanta was built over. It makes for a very pleasant shopping experience with some very interesting stores.

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    Underground

    by amybrooke Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We mostly go for the free concerts. A local station 99X puts on concerts all the time. Get a Freeloaders Card and enjoy the good music. The bands are usually well known and the crowds are huge.

    There are lots of shops, Johnny Rockets, cool restaurants and bars all inside. The concerts take place outside.

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    Underground Atlanta

    by Tom_Fields Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Shopping, bars, restaurants, and nightlife are the main attractions of this place. It is the very center of Atlanta's exciting culture. Something is ALWAYS happening at Underground Atlanta.

    Before the Civil War, this was the center of the city. During the Battle of Atlanta, most of it was burned by General Sherman's Union Army. But many of its old features and points of interest are noted by historical markers. For example, Humbug Square is where old-time hawkers, hustlers, and con artists once plied their nefarious trades. Today, modern street performers continue to attract crowds.

    Entrance to Underground Atlanta The courtyard Plenty of shops and restaurants The former location of Humbug Square A juggler
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    The Underground

    by sulu88 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Where this underground "mall" now stands was where the original Atlanta once stood. There are lots of tourist shops, place to eat, and clubs. I wouldn't recommend planning to stay here for very long, but just a quick walk through.

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    Cheesy Underground Atlanta

    by Redlats Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Between the Five Corners MARTA bus/subway stop and the Coke museum is Underground Atlanta. There are a six blocks of stores and vendors (not just underground) -- typical tourist fare -- restaurants, souvenirs, shirts, etc. etc. -- just like the area near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

    Back before the Civil War, Atlanta thrived because of the railroads. To get away from the maze of tracks, Atlanta built viaducts over the tracks, and moved the city upstairs. The original center of the city was all but forgotten. Atlanta Underground was rebuilt in the late 1960's and there are a series of information plaques pointing out historic buildings and facades, etc.

    Entrance to Underground Atlanta - MARTA end

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    A Visit to Underground Atlanta

    by Jackiekg Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is an underground shopping mall full of pushcart vendors, casual eateries and stores. At the time I was there, November 2003, there was an exhibition of life size cows painted by various artists, to be auctioned (see my Atlanta travelogue).

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    Atlanta Underground

    by dustmon Updated Jan 26, 2011

    Underground Atlanta used to be a lot more lively, but is still a fun place to go for a drink,
    or just to walk through if Downtown.
    Located near Five Points Marta Station, there is food, drink, shopping and games all underground Downtown Atlanta.
    Also walking tours of the area begin here.....

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    Underground Atlanta

    by seagoingJLW Written Apr 1, 2003

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    Located in the heart of the city, Underground Atlanta offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and activities.

    While there visit the APEX (African American Panoramic Experience) Museum.

    See the Good Old Days model train exhibit which has more than 200 reproductions of the city's most recognizable buildings.

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    Underground Atlanta

    by Always7696 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Nice assortment of shops and vendors. The Atlanta vistor's center is on the top level with helpful information about what to do while in Atlanta. There is a convienence store that sells Powerball tickets near the food court.

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    Underground Atlanta

    by acemj Updated Apr 26, 2004

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    Underground Atlanta is right in the middle of town and is a mall full of shops, restaurants and nightclubs. There are over a hundred shops and plenty of good restaurant and food court options.

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    Visit the Atlanta Underground...

    by morgandk Written Sep 2, 2002

    Visit the Atlanta Underground and Coca Cola Museum.
    Mall built in old train tunnels under the city and everything about Coke.

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    Underground Atlanta

    by aldo007 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    A shopping centre (or 'mall' as called by our American counterparts) that's located below ground level.

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