The Swan House

A Mockingjay Tour of Georgia

Parts of the final installment of the "Hunger Games" movie series, "Mockingjay, Part 2," were filmed right here in Georgia, and you can visit those film locations through tours like the Victory Tour given by Atlanta Movie Tours.  However, with a little creativity, you can create your own "Hunger Games" tour of Georgia. Here are three places around the state of Georgia to experience the "Hunger Games" just like in the movie "Mockingjay, Part 2."

Archery at Panola Mountain State Park
Archery at Panola Mountain State Park

Battle with Bows: In the final “Hunger Games,” the heroine Katniss Everdeen’s weapon of choice is still a bow and arrow. Learn to shoot at Panola Mountain State Park with archery classes. The class uses compound bows that are much easier to handle than Katniss’ recurve bow. To take things to the next level though, join friends on Nov. 14 for Archery Tag. Think paintball with low-pound bows and cushioned arrows.

Visit the Capitol: President Snow’s grand mansion in the movies is actually the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center. If you aren’t close to Atlanta, Georgia has plenty of other opulent mansions too. Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island could be a coastal version of Snow’s house, or the Hills & Dales Estate in LaGrange, or Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville.

Test Your Survival Skills: In “Mockingjay 2,” Katniss, Peeta, Gale and Finnick are no longer in the arena, but they are still facing arena like obstacles at every turn. Prepare yourself with some ninja-like training at Slingshot Entertainment in Peachtree Corners. Slingshot has the largest indoor ninja obstacle course in the United States.

If you can’t get enough of the Hunger Games, visit this post on Field Trips with Sue  on other ways to bring the fantasy of the Hunger Games to life.

Published: November 2015