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Lennie James (Morgan) and Andrew Lincoln (Rick) in The Walking Dead, filmed in Senoia, Georgia

See Where The Walking Dead Was Filmed in Georgia

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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, nearby Senoia and beyond on the map for fans of the show.

The Walking Dead's Alexandria is a real neighborhood in Senoia, Georgia

The set for Alexandria is a real neighborhood in Senoia, Georgia.

Downtown Senoia & Senoia Welcome Center

The small town of Senoia was incorporated in 1860, but it was the film industry that put it on the map. Located just 45 miles south of Atlanta, 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 Riverwood Studios, the studio that helped bring "The Walking Dead" to life.

Greg Nicotero and Norman Reedus at Nic & Norman's in Senoia, Georgia

Greg Nicotero and Norman Reedus opened Nic & Norman's restaurant in Senoia, Georgia.

Nic & Norman's

Owned by producer, director and special effects master Greg Nicotero and fan favorite Norman Reedus (“Daryl Dixon”), Nic & Norman’s is a Southern eatery in downtown Senoia. It's one of 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 available. Pair your meal with a craft cocktail or Georgia-brewed beer.

Fans gather for a photo in front of the Woodbury Shoppe in Senoia, Georgia

Shop for memorabilia and gifts at The Woodbury Shoppe in Senoia, Georgia.

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 the creator of the graphic novel and executive producer of the show Robert Kirkman, executive producer David Alpert, former 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.

Fans pose in front of Alexandria on a tour with Georgia Tour Company in Senoia, Georgia

Hear tales from behind the scenes on tours from Georgia Tour Company in Senoia, Georgia.

Georgia Tour Company

Georgia Tour Company offers two-hour walking tours of Senoia, visiting locations used in "The Walking Dead," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Pet Sematary II," "Drop Dead Diva" and more. They 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.

A scene from The Walking Dead filmed at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia

In the first season of The Walking Dead, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta played the role of the CDC.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

This distinctive building overlooking I-75 just south of I-285 in Atlanta 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, located just minutes from The Battery Atlanta, 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.

Two people walking inside a covered bridge in Woodbury, Georgia.

Hunt for The Walking Dead filming locations with the Woodbury Zombie Geocache in Woodbury, Georgia.

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.

Published: May 2023
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