"Underground Atanta" Underground Tip by TexasDave

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This is always on the list of tourist's Must-See's and many first time tourists ask What is it? and Why?
Answers: What is now the Underground was originaly street-level Atlanta with Train tracks and trolley cars. When the city modernized it was decided to build streets up on on a network of bridges and viaducts to get out of the way of the trains and trolleys. The elevated street provides the ceiling for the Underground and the whole 4 block area is now a climate-controlled street fair. There are many touristy shops, food outlets, and several late-night music/dance clubs. As many VTer tips indicate, late at night and on Summer weekends this place can get a heavy "Ghetto" vibe and makes some people uncomfortable. It is well patrolled and there are surveillance cameras, so it's not unusually dangerous- just use normal precautions and trust your instinct.

Address: 50 Upper Alabama Street, Atlanta
Directions: Please see website for directions
Phone: (404) 523-2311
Website: http://www.underground-atlanta.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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