Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Travel

Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations!

Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 100


Stranger Things Season 3 won’t be debuting for another year, but I’m already excited about it. It’s ultimately one of my favorite shows. The costumes, storylines, and the characters are all so entertaining. The coolest part is that they shot the entire show in Atlanta as well as the surrounding towns. I always felt like a smarty pants every time I recognized a building in various scenes from our hometown.

Today, we took a little road trip to check out some of our favorite ATLwood filming locations from the show. If you love Stranger Things as much as we do, keep reading for our guide to the 11 best Stranger Things filming locations. We’re also including a sneak peek of a location from the new upcoming season.

11 Best Stranger Things Filming Locations You Should Visit Now // Local Adventurer #atlanta #georgia #usa #travel #tv #movies #filmlocation #strangerthings

This post may contain affiliate links, where we receive a small commission on sales of the products that are linked at no additional cost to you. Read our full disclosure for more info. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Local Adventurer possible.

Last Updated:

11 Best Stranger Things Filming Locations

Spoiler Alert: If you’re not completely caught up, you’ve been warned!

1. Hawkins Middle School

109 S Lee St, Stockbridge, GA 30281, map

There are several shots of Hawkins Middle School in both Season 1 and 2, where the boys attend school. In Season 2, Episode 2, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and Mike dressed up as Ghostbusters as they enter the school. The actual schools used are Stockbridge Elementary and High School.

  1. Hawkins Middle School
  2. The Wheeler’s House
  3. Bradley’s Big Buy
  4. Hawkins National Laboratory
  5. Hawkins Police Department
  6. Palace Arcade
  7. Downtown Hawkins
  8. Benny’s Burgers
  9. Hawkins Library
  10. Melvald’s General Store
  11. Hawk Theater
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 101
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 102
2. The Wheeler’s House

2530 Piney Wood Ln, East Point, GA 30344, map

Mike and Nancy Wheeler’s house is located right outside of Atlanta in East Point, Georgia. You might remember their house from Season 1 with a Reagan/Bush ‘84 campaign sign staked in their front yard.

Note: If you visit, make sure you’re not trespassing. The homeowners only allow fans to take photos from the street. After all, it is private property.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 103
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 104
3. Bradley’s Big Buy

506 Center St, Palmetto, GA 30268, map

I love this scene in Season 1, Episode 6 where Eleven steals a bunch of frozen Eggos from Bradley’s Big Guy grocery store. Eleven’s personality and powers begins to show as she tears through Bradley’s nicely organized shop. You can find the real life Piggly Wiggly store in Palmetto, Georgia. The employees and manager there are so kind! They love hosting fans, as long as you’re not with a large tour group. Be sure to pick up some Eggos while you’re there.

Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 105
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 106
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 107
4. Hawkins National Laboratory

1256 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, map

This iconic building is located on the same street where I grew up. The exterior is an old, deserted psychiatric hospital on Emory University’s campus. How fitting, right? This is where the main action took place in both Season 1 and 2. Hopper goes into the Upside Down from the lab to save Will, and it’s also where Bob meets his demise. The building is closed off to the public, but you can see parts of it from the street.

Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 108
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 109
5. Hawkins Police Department

Douglasville, GA 30134, map

Hopper is frequently coming in and out of the Hawkins Police Department. The shoot location is a small building in Douglasville, which isn’t too far from Esther’s parents’ house.

Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 110
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 111
6. Palace Arcade

8415 Campbellton St, Douglasville, GA 30134, map

Season 2 opens up with the boys meeting at Palace Arcade. The bright neon lights and colorful games make the arcade one of my favorite Stranger Things film locations. You can still see the paint job on the facade of the empty building, which used to be a laundromat. If you peek through the windows, you’ll notice that the checkered floors and blue ceiling tiles are still intact.

Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 112
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 113
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 114
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 115
7. Downtown Hawkins

Jackson, GA, 30233, map

Several scenes of downtown Hawkins are actually shot in downtown Jackson, Georgia. Joyce works at Melvald’s General Store in Season 1. The Hawk Theatre is also located further down at the end of the block.

Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 116
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 117
8. Benny’s Burgers

7413 Lee Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122, map

Benny’s Burgers is the little diner where Eleven first appeared in the show. Benny, the restaurant owner rescues and feeds her and tries to figure out who or what she’s running away from. The original restaurant, Tiffany’s Kitchen is located in Lithia Springs, Georgia. If you have time, we recommend grabbing a bite to eat here for the full effect and experience. It seems to be a popular spot.

Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 118
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 119
9. Hawkins Library

25 3rd St #7, Jackson, GA 30233, map

This building is certainly one of the spookier ones from the show. You might recognize it and the upside down version from Season 1, as seen below. At the present time, the building is the Butts County Probate Court in Jackson, Georgia. It’s definitely a farther location from Atlanta, but worth the drive.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 120
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 121
10. Melvald’s General Store

4 2nd St, Jackson, GA 30233, map

This is where Joyce Byers worked. In the show, it’s located in downtown Hawkins, next to the RadioShack where her boyfriend, Bob works. You can find the original Jackson Drug store in downtown Jackson, across from the public library. During our visit, the signs for Melvald’s and RadioShack were still up since they are currently shooting Season 3.

Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 122
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 123
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 124
11. Hawk Theater

2 Oak St, Jackson, GA 30233, map

You might remember Nancy running toward Hawk Theatre to see the slander written about her on the theatre’s marquee in Season 1, Episode 6. It’s also the area where Joyce and Jonathan argues about Will’s funeral earlier in Episode 4. You’ll notice that Hawk Theatre in fact, is not a theatre at all, but Bradley’s Olde Tavern.

Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 125
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 126
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 127
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 128

Stranger Things Map

More Stranger Things Film Locations

  • Starcourt Mall (2100 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096, map) – If you’ve already seen some previews of Season 3, you’ll recall the Starcourt Mall. It looks like there will be a few storylines created around this shopping center, which in real life is Gwinnett Place Mall. It’s pretty deserted now but once was a popular mall where Josh and I hung out (actually, mostly loitering) in middle school.
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 129
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 130
  • Hawkins General Hospital (2813 E Point St East Point, GA 30344, map)
  • Sinclair House (2550 Piney Wood Ln East Point, GA 30344, map)
  • Henderson House (2886 Piney Wood Dr East Point, GA 30344, map)
  • Holland House (2980 Piney Wood Dr East Point, GA 30344, map)
  • Harrington House (8253 Carlton Rd Riverdale, GA 30296, map)
  • Hargrove/Mayfield House (5280 Moore St Stone Mountain, GA 30083, map)
  • Lonnie Byers’ House (930 Garibaldi St SW Atlanta, GA 30310, map)
  • Ives House (424 Lees Lake Rd Fayetteville, GA 30214, map)
  • Hideaway (112 N Berry St Stockbridge, GA 30281, map) – Smokin’ Cues
  • Fair Mart (7703 US-78, Winston, GA 30187, map)
  • The Quarry (Chappell Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318, map)
  • The Railroad Tracks (1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, map)
  • Cemetery (Bethany Cemetery Fayetteville, GA 30214, map)

Are you all caught up? What are your favorite Strange Things episodes?

Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 131
Take a Little Road Trip to Visit Real Stranger Things Filming Locations! 132

Josh + Macy

Josh and Macy are southern creative kids who love exploring local and international cultures. They’ve long believed that traveling is all about getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things. They are currently based out of Atlanta.

First appeared on localadventurer.com

READ MORE UK trip to Manchester – 15 Incredible Things That You Shouldn’t Miss

READ ALSO Learn About REAL Places That Could Be PORTALS To Another DIMENSION

READ The Length Of This Finger Is The Secret To Your Personality

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Comments

You May Also Like

Health

Long ago honey is considered the most useful product that people add not only to food, but also use it as a therapeutic panacea,...

Style

Pants and jeans are in the closet of each of us, and for the cold season, more practical clothes cannot be found. But how...

Beauty

The simplest and most comfortable hairstyles for every day are different types of buns. This styling is relevant for both home and office, and...

Food

The taste and benefits of tea directly depend on how correctly the tea is brewed. It is worth checking if you are doing everything...

Advertisement