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.
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.....
I have a memory many years ago of Underground Atlanta having lots of unique shops and restaurants, with the cool sensation of being underground on a street. When we recently returned, I was disappointed to find the unique shops being mostly gone and replaced with strip-mall type stores. I found chain restaurants. The sensation of being underground on a street is still there, since, that is what it is. There is a history walk that directs you to the numbered plaques - the coolest one being a cast-iron streetlight with a hole at the base which was made when it was hit by a shell during Sherman's march through Atlanta.
Underground Atlanta is a touristy shopping mall, but what makes it special is its history. In the last century when the roads became to small for cars and trains, many bridges were built with trains going under the bridges and the cars on top. The trains are no longer running, but the "underground" has been revived by creating a rather unusual shopping mall.
It's not really that great for actually going shopping, though, unless you are looking for Atlanta souvenirs. There are also lots of shoe shops for some reason, and of course restaurants of every description catering for every taste.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A shopping centre (or 'mall' as called by our American counterparts) that's located below ground level.
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.
Visit the Atlanta Underground and Coca Cola Museum.
Mall built in old train tunnels under the city and everything about Coke.