Itinerary

See Where The Walking Dead Was Filmed in Georgia

Walker stalkers, these sites are for you.

Set in an alternate reality, a rural Georgia cop wakes up in the hospital in Atlanta only to discover that the world he knows has ended. He soon faces his first "walkers," or the dead reanimated, and goes in search of his wife and son. His gang of survivors face not only the undead, but also the living groups of other humans out to take them down. "The Walking Dead" is the most-watched television series in basic cable history, based on the graphic novels by the same name, and has filmed exclusively in Georgia. It put locations in Atlanta, Senoia and beyond on the map for fans of the show.

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Walker stalkers, these sites are for you

Downtown Senoia & Senoia Welcome Center

The Alexandria set for The Walking Dead is a real neighborhood in Senoia

The quaint small town of Senoia was incorporated in 1860, but it was the film industry that put it on the map. The main street is lined with shops and restaurants as well as historic homes and inns. Senoia has also been home to two of Southern Living’s Idea Houses. The street has stars to indicate various film and television productions that used the town as a backdrop or were filmed at nearby Raleigh Studios. Hang out long enough and you might just see filming of "The Walking Dead," whose Alexandria set is a real neighborhood in town.

Nic and Norman's

Owned by producer, director and special effects master Greg Nicotero and fan favorite Norman Reedus (“Daryl Dixon”), Nic and Norman’s is a Southern eatery in downtown Senoia. It’s one of only a handful of dining options in the small town. The menu focuses on seasonal Southern fare with their favorite dishes added in. Gourmet burgers, grilled flatbreads and even vegetarian options are all available. Pair your meal with a craft cocktail or Georgia-brewed beer.

Atlanta Movie Tours

Atlanta Movie Tours take Walking Dead fans to the Jackson Street Bridge for iconic photos of the Atlanta skyline. The original Atlanta film tour company, Atlanta Movie Tours makes it easy for visitors to geek out at their favorite filming locations.

They operate a number of themed tours from their Castleberry Hill office, including "The Hunger Games," "Gone With the Wind" and "Captain America" tours. But it’s their "The Walking Dead" tours that set them apart, as they have not one, but three different experiences that take fans to filming locations from the series’ history. The company takes fans to the Jackson Street bridge for iconic photos of the Atlanta skyline, and it has access into locations like the Caldwell Tanks in Newnan and the shed where Rick and the Governor met in Haralson.

The Woodbury Shoppe

Every trip to Senoia should include a visit to The Woodbury Shoppe, which is the go-to location for "The Walking Dead" memorabilia and fan gear. The owners are none other than creator of the graphic novel and executive producer of the show Robert Kirkman, executive producer David Alpert, Riverwood Studios co-owner Scott Tigchelaar and shop executive manager Brian Jagt. They’ve filled it with items like signed photos, cardboard cutouts and officially licensed products. There’s even a small museum of props from the set downstairs and the Waking Dead coffee shop. Atlanta Movie Tours leave from this location. 

Georgia Tour Company

Georgia Tour Company also runs tours of Senoia, but they are two-hour walking tours rather than driving tours. They visit locations used in "The Walking Dead," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Pet Sematary II," "Drop Dead Diva" and more. They’ll point out the base camp used for filming of "The Walking Dead" and test visitor knowledge. You have your choice of three different themed tours, all of which leave from Senoia.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in The Walking Dead

This distinctive building overlooking I-75 just south of I-285 played the role of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in episode five of the show's first season. In real life, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is a premier venue for Broadway shows, concerts, opera, ballet and more. The actual CDC is located in Atlanta and has a free museum with exhibits that tell the story of the agency and its life-saving work.

Woodbury Zombie Geocache

Meriwether County has joined the geocache trend, an activity for all ages that resembles a good, old-fashioned treasure hunt. But what makes the Woodbury Zombie Geocache different is the zombies wandering around as you search for body parts and weapons in 12 caches to fill your passport. Your quest even includes a visit to one of the filming locations: the radar station where some of the Saviors lived. The name is a nod to the fictional town used in "The Walking Dead" as well as the real-life town of the same name located in west central Georgia.

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