Underground Gardens

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kristincre8s
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Underground Gardens

Postby kristincre8s » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:11 pm

Anyone remember the old Underground Gardens out at the end of Shaw by the old Levitz Furniture? We had at least a couple of school field trips there. I still have vivid images in my head of the hallways and the Grand Ballroom. That was an amazing place. I also remember the Lesterburger hovercraft ride that they had out in the parking lot for awhile. LOVED those deep fried burritos!
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kristincre8s
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Re: Underground Gardens

Postby kristincre8s » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:37 pm

No kidding?! I need to take my husband there, he's heard so many stories of it! Thanks for the info!

kmcc01
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Re: Underground Gardens

Postby kmcc01 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:26 am

I grew up not to far from there and I never visited the place.Back in the 60's there was Levitz furniture and fig orchards out there. I can't remember what was in Highway City, it had a feel of something like the 30's or 40's in that little area. And further on down at Herndon and 99 there was this tall missile, don't remember what it advertised.

Steve H.
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Re: Underground Gardens

Postby Steve H. » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:25 am

The "missle" around Herndon advertised a gas station. The thing was some sort of petroleum storage tank painted to look like a rocket. It said: "U.S. Air Force/Pioneers in Space."

Steve H.
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Re: Underground Gardens

Postby Steve H. » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:24 pm

I was wrong! The tank actually said: "U.S. ARMY/PIONEERS IN SPACE.'

Lost Fresno
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Re: Underground Gardens

Postby Lost Fresno » Mon May 04, 2015 2:19 pm

Drove by this sign at least 500 times but only visited the attraction once! How about you?
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Re: Underground Gardens

Postby Lost Fresno » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:30 am

Spent a wonderful few hours at the Underground Gardens. Highly recommend a return visit even if you've been before! Tell 'em Lost Fresno sent you.

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Re: Underground Gardens

Postby Lost Fresno » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:04 am

Here is a vintage photo from 1963!
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