Adventures in the Underground Highway of Atlanta International Airport

Adventures in the Underground Highway of Atlanta International Airport

 

Recently I found myself with some time to spare, wandering through the walkway that connects the terminals within the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International . It’s really a well-planned and easy-to-navigate airport. It has earned the “Global Efficiency Excellence Award” for thirteen years now. There are 7 terminals (including the international terminal – F), and a walkway (with optional train) that connects each of them in the order: T-A-B-C-D-E-F.

 

Adventures in the Underground Highway of Atlanta International Airport

The train moves quickly, but if you’re traveling between consecutive terminals or have some extra time yourself, I would Adventures in the Underground Highway of Atlanta International Airportrecommend the moving walkways of the underground highway.

 

Between Gates T and A, you will find the Zimbabwe Sculpture Exhibit.

 

My favorite is the one between Gates A and B, the Rainforest Exhibit. The colors were extremely cool and the corridor was filled with frogs chirping, owls hooting, and just generally relaxing forest noise. About halfway through, there was a rain storm—which I did worry at first would get me wet. It was only a light show though.

 

 

 

Adventures in the Underground Highway of Atlanta International Airport

 

 

The third exhibit is between Gates B and C. It’s the “Atlanta History” Exhibit. The walls chronicle the noteworthy happenings in Atlanta from the inhabitation of the Creek Indians, the arrival of European explorers, and then on up to the Civil Rights Movement. Television screens on the ceiling play on loop the inspiring words of Dr. Martin Luther King.

 

The rest of the corridors do not have exhibits yet. I walked them all to be sure. What they do have, however, is an overabundance of Public Service Announcements.

 

 

 

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