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January 8, 2007
From journal Heart of the Peachtree State
San Francisco, California
July 18, 2006
Once you are there, there is tons of stuff to do. You can visit some of the historical exhibits to learn a little bit about the history of Atlanta. There is a very nice quilt museum there, which has a number of very pretty quilts with interesting stories that go with them. There are also usually special events, and I believe you can check the online calendar to find out if there is an event going on when you are visiting—everything from traveling historical exhibits, to book signings at one of the book stores.
Even if there is nothing interesting going on as far as events, there is still plenty to do in Underground Atlanta. There are shops to meet every desire—you can buy clothes, or gifts or souvenirs of Atlanta. You can buy books or any number of other items from some speciality stores or some more generic stores like you would find in any mall.
Underground Atlanta also has a pretty good food court, as well as other restaurant options—you can almost definitely find something to please everyone. There is Chinese food, American cuisine, barbecue, Quiznos, Johnnny Rockets—everything you would expect to find in traditional shopping mall fare. The Chinese place was really quite delicious though—the prices were good, the portions were good, and the food had a very nice taste and wasn't greasy.
Overall, I'd highly recommend spending an afternoon in Underground Atlanta. It's a pretty easy metro stop on your way to the airport (which is very convenient to get to by metro).
From journal Atlanta
Charlotte, North Carolina
February 18, 2005
Today, only one of the levels actually sits above the ground. Upper Alabama Street is a 2-block, pedestrian-only street situated between Peachtree Street and Central Avenue. Here you will find trees, sculptures, benches, and stores. This level is where you can find a visitors information office.
The second level, Lower Alabama Street, actually sits under the ground level. The lowest level is an entertainment strip knows as Kenny’s Alley. This once rowdy section was home to Kenny’s Tavern. It was so wild that the police set up a precinct for crowd control in the 1880s! Today, it is more along the lines of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Here you can find a variety of entertainment, from a comedy club to a number of nightclubs. Dance the night away to country, rock, jazz, or whatever your pleasure.
Today, the Underground serves as a world-class entertainment complex. Here you can chose from over 100 vendors, including chain stores, such as Footlocker, to specialty stores, such as one of my favorites, Kandelstix. There are dozens of food vendors here. Cuisine outlets range from pushcarts to fine dining to fast-food branches to a branch of Johnny Rockets and places such as the Bread Factory. Wine lovers will want to make sure to check out the Habersham Winery. Entertainment, from nightclubs to rock wall climbing and face panting, can be found in this unique shopping complex. You can even take a historical tour of the complex. Tours run Friday and Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Prices are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students. If you’re in town for a Braves game, then shop here and take their Braves Shuttle. For more information, visit them on the web at www.underground-atlanta.com
From journal Weekend in Atlanta- Six Flags and a Coke.
January 7, 2001
Supposedly the most popular tourist attraction in the entire state of Georgia, Underground Atlanta is bustling with activity and throngs of people. But the experience is not so much about soaking up the rich cultural heritage of the Old South as looking for sale items at Banana Republic. While the dark corridors continue to have a spooky resonance and a number of historical displays are presented in the main thoroughfares, the folks here definitely are more tuned in to the commercial aspect of this attraction / mall.
There are some Atlanta and Deep South themed stores, but most of these are little more than glorified souvenir stands. You will find an outlet for purchasing tickets to local cultural events and shows during your stay in Atlanta. And a number of the restaurants are good for a quick bite, if not matching the yummy fare offered by more traditional restaurants around the city.
From journal Georgia: Atlanta
December 25, 2000
From journal Atlanta, home of the Braves