Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ATLANTApix: Underground Atlanta

Underground Atlanta
Underground Atlanta
Underground Atlanta, a once buried section of the original Atlanta city streets, is today a vibrant shopping, dining, entertainment complex. There's a lot to do at Underground Atlanta including a tour! The "From Civil War to Civil Rights" tour is offered at Underground February through September on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays several times throughout the day.

Underground was originally opened in 1968 and closed in 1980 due to rapid transit, MARTA, build out. It was reopened in 1989.

Underground is also the site of the 800-pound "Big Peach" that ceremoniously drops every New Years Eve to ring in the new year for thousands of Atlantans and visitors.

Unrelated, on this day in 1853, Harriet Tubman started the Underground Railroad, which would aid the escape of some Georgia slaves, especially those in the northern part of the state.

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!

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