Want to experience a zombie apocalypse without the fear of turning into one? The popular AMC television show "The Walking Dead" has many filming locations in Georgia that you can see for yourself.
Grab your fellow "The Walking Dead" super fans and head out to some of the hit show's most iconic filming locations in Georgia.
1. Rick's House
This 19th century Grant Park home on Cherokee Avenue was used as Rick Grimes’ residence in the very first episode of "The Walking Dead" back in 2010. If you really like the house, you're in luck: the Victorian home is up for sale.
How to get there: 817 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
2. Atlanta skyline
In arguably one of the most iconic "The Walking Dead" scenes, Rick Grimes heads toward Atlanta on a lone horse after running out of gas in search for his family. You can take in a similar but less morose view of the Atlanta skyline from Jackson Street Bridge on Freedom Parkway in downtown Atlanta.
How to get there: Jackson St NE (over Freedom Pkwy NE), Atlanta, GA 30312
3. The "hospital" where Rick wakes up
The pilot scene depicts a hospital where Rick wakes up from a coma to a zombie apocalypse. In reality, however, the building at 2352 Bolton Road in Atlanta is the administrative campus of the Atlanta Mission, a local non-profit serving the homeless population.
How to get there: 2353 Bolton Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
4. The survivors' campsite
Rick's eventual reunion with his family and "best friend" in the third episode occurred at the Bellwood Quarry. Bellwood Quarry was also used as a filming location in the television shows The Vampire Diaries and Stranger Things.
5. Tank in the street/When Rick meets Glenn
Remember when Rick met everyone's favorite character, Glenn, at an abandoned military blockade? It all happened between the intersection of Forsyth Street NW and Walton Street NW in downtown Atlanta.
How to get there: Forsyth Street NW and Walton Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
6. The "Centers for Disease Control" (CDC)
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is headquartered in Atlanta, "The Walking Dead" cast and crew did not film big scenes there. Instead, the nearby Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway actually doubled as the exterior for the show's "Center for Disease Control."
How to get to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre: 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
How to get to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333
7. Morgan's home
Remember those crazy traps Morgan laid for the zombies? Well, it all happened in another quaint town about 24 miles southwest of Senoia in Coweta County, Georgia. You can find Morgan's apartment on Main Street and even take a tour inside as part of Grantville's Walking Dead Tour or join the Atlanta Movie Tours' experience.
8. The prison
Several scenes in the series feature a prison called the "West Georgia Correctional Facility." In reality, the crew was just filming in the back lot of Raleigh Studios Atlanta. Disclaimer: You probably won't be able to get too close to the lot on Chestlehurst Road in Senoia, Ga. According to AJC's Rodney Ho, the studio is private property and private citizens can’t just stroll in.
How to get there: 600 Chestlehurst Rd, Senoia, GA 30276
9. Hershel's farm
The episodes filmed at the farm were some of the most heart-tugging shots. The scenes at Hershel's were also shot in Senoia, not too far from the prison itself.
How to get there: Lone Oak Dr, Senoia, GA
Like the prison, the town of Woodbury was shot in Senoia approximately 25 miles southeast of Atlanta. The quaint town also features several tourist shops and restaurants, so be sure to make a pit stop or two.
11. The arena (Woodbury)
Remember those disturbing staged fights at Woodbury? The gruesome scenes from the show's third season were shot at 5 Perry Street in Newnan, Ga. Above is a photo by AJC's Rodney Ho when he joined Atlanta Movie Tours' host Kent Wagner.
How to get there: 5 Perry St, Newnan, GA 30263
All of the episodes shot at the action-packed "Terminus" portion of the show were filmed at this rail yard at 793 Windsor Street SW in Atlanta. But there's no "Terminus" sign up anymore, unfortunately. And the business that's stationed there (Collier Metals LLC) has called the area home for the last 16 years, according to a representative of the company. We recommend snapping shots of the massive structure from the street.
13. Steve's Pharmacy
14. The graffiti barn
Goodbye Woodbury, hello Brian Heriot? The Governor came across this icon after burning his community to the ground and before adopting his new identity. In the show, the barn had messages and names graffiti'd on the front. In reality, the barn is clear of any mysterious messages and stands at 434-592 Rover Zetella Road in Williamson. Above is a photo of the white barn from roadtrippers.com.
How to get there: 434-592 Rover Zetella Rd, Williamson, Georgia 30292
Want more? Check out this ultimate filming locations guide (by season!) we found online:
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