One-Day Stranger Things Filming Locations Tour (Including a Map!)

If you know anything about me, you'll know that I am obsessed with Stranger Things . Seriously, I even wrote a review of the show a...




If you know anything about me, you'll know that I am obsessed with Stranger Things. Seriously, I even wrote a review of the show as soon as it aired more than three years ago now (wow, I can't believe it's been that long). While my thoughts haven't really changed since that initial review (besides the fact I probably love it more now than ever), I hadn't travelled around to see any of the filming locations, even though a few of the locations are only about 15 minutes from my house (I know! What's my deal!?).

After we all finished season three, we needed more, so my nephew, sister, and friend made a plan and decided to spend a day traveling to locations from all three seasons. There are still plenty of other locations to visit and we plan to do so over the next few months, but these are the locations we visited during our first round of touring Stranger Things filming locations. (*This article was a huge help in finding most of these locations.)


This post has spoilers through season three. 


We started around the Douglasville area, so we drove further out and visited the Douglasville locations last, since they were closest to home. This is the route we took to see the sights. Points labeled on the map are listed below in the order they were visited.







A. Your favorite Hawkins residential neighborhood, including the residences of Mike & Nancy Wheeler, Lucas & Erica Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, and Barbara Holland. 
The Wheeler House @ 2530 Piney Wood Ln, East Point (in the cul-de-sac)
The Sinclair House @ 2550 Piney Wood Ln, East Point (right next door)
The Holland House @ 2980 Piney Wood Dr, East Point (turn right onto Piney Wood DRIVE)
The Henderson House @ 2886 Piney Wood Dr, East Point (follow down to Dustin's house)

You'll know the Wheeler house and the Henderson house from all the "NO TRESPASSING" signs, but pictures from the street are okay. (A house in the neighborhood is actually for sale right now. I tried to convince my husband to buy it, but that was a no-go.)










B. Hawkins General Hospital 
First Baptist Church of East Point @ 2813 East Point St, East Point

You'll go to the back of the building, down the left side of the building on Thompson Avenue and turn right between the two church buildings to park and see the scene from the show. Hawkins General is only from season one (instead, there's Hawkins Memorial in season three) - you'll remember it specifically from where Hopper walked out the doors to have a smoke before getting into the creepy, black Hawkins Lab car.







You can add in these stops along the way, in this order, without going too far out of the way (and are next on our list!):

Hawkins Town Hall 
East Point City Hall @ 2757 East Point St, East Point

Brimborn Steelworks (where Billy wrecks his car in season three)
Atlanta Utility Works @ 2903 RN Martin St, East Point

Hawkins Community Pool
South Bend Pool @ 2000 Lakewood Ave SE, Atlanta (basically in East Point)

The Harrington House 
Residential house @ 8253 Carlton Rd, Riverdale

Hideaway (where Hopper gets in a fight with the the trooper that found fake Will's body)
Smokin' Cues @ 112 North Berry St, Stockbridge



C. Hawkins Middle & High Schools
Old Patrick Henry Adult Education building @ 109 South Lee St, Stockbridge

This was one of my very stops of our entire day. The gym still has Hawkins Middle School across the top of the building. The high schools are located behind the Middle School gym. When we got there, there was security setting up barriers because they're starting to set up for production (so much excitement!). I wish we could've explored more, but it was so incredibly cool to give Hawkins Middle a visit.









Great one to add in here:

The Hawkins Post
Lithonia Farmer's Market @ 6980 Main St, Lithonia



D. Starcourt Mall
Gwinnett Place Mall @ 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth

There is so much stuff I could say about this location. I am so upset they have torn down most of the set instead of turning it into a museum (at least temporarily). Gwinnett Place has been dying for years, and it didn't help a girl's dead body was left to rot in the back of the food court's Subway for a few weeks before anyone ever found it. There are less than 10 functioning stores, and if you give this mall a visit, the random closed down stores throughout the mall are not part of the set - they're just closed down. The set was all housed within the food court and the floor directly above it. It's guarded and there are so many barriers, it's tough to see anything (unless you want to be sneaky, which I was way too chicken to do). Your best best is going to the bottom floor barrier, where you can look into the food court, where both an ESPRIT and Taco Bell are "Coming Soon." We also tried going into Beauty Master and trying to look into the area, but it wasn't very helpful at all. If you go to the Food Court entrance, you can't get in, but you can still still some Starcourt signage, which was seriously so cool.

If you're into the Scoops Ahoy ringer tee I'm wearing, get your own from Totally Good Time for 20% off with code KAYLA20 (the shirt I'm wearing was received complimentary from TGT).









E. Hawkins National Laboratory 
Georgia Mental Health Institute at Emory @ 1256 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta

When we visited the Georgia Mental Health Institute at Emory (which is used as the exterior of Hawkins National Lab), it was around 6 pm on Saturday. It's supposedly open daily, but when we went the gates were down. I plan to try again sometime during the week before 5.


F. Sattler Quarry
Bellwood Quarry, Atlanta
Bellwood Quarry was used as Sattler Quarry (and has been in a ton of other shows/movies), but you can only get to it by breaking the law and doing some incredibly sketchy stuff, so we didn't get a chance to view it. Where GPS takes you is not a location where the quarry is actually visible, but they're turning the area into a park, so we'll see in the next couple of years.


G. Benny's Burgers
Tiffany's Kitchen @ 7413 Lee Rd, Lithia Springs,

I've driven past Tiffany's so many times, but it looks like such a hole-in-the-wall. I've yet to eat inside, but both inside and outside was used for Benny's Burgers in season one.






H. Merrill's Pumpkin Farm
Sleepy Hollow Farm @ 628 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Powder Springs

We tried to visit Sleepy Hollow Farm (which I've driven past countless times, but never gone to), which is where Hopper's Cabin is located, as well as the rotten pumpkin fields from season two. Unfortunately, it's on private property and you're required to have an appointment to visit. We'll be visiting in October for an actual Stranger Things tour and an escape room (I'm terrified, but the things I'll do for ST!) of Hopper's Cabin (exterior of actual escape room is used for filming), so stay tuned.


I. Palace Arcade & Family Video
Vacant old laundry mat @ 6501 Church St, Douglasville

Season two introduces us to Palace Arcade, and Family Video is not totally seen until season three, but they're actually side-by-side in Douglasville. Right now, there's nothing inside except a random recliner, but the door of the video store still says "Family Video," and has the store hours listed.













J. Hawkins Police Department
Vacant downtown municipal building @ 8485 Courthouse Square West, Douglasville, GA 30134

Located about a quarter of a mile from Palace Arcade is the Hawkins Police Department, perfect for morning coffee and contemplation. It's got some construction going on right now, so I'm wondering if they're getting ready for production, and does this give us hope for our friendly neighborhood Hawkins Police Chief?









This post is missing basically all of Downtown Hawkins, because it's mostly located in Jackson, Georgia, which is a bit out of the way from the rest of the locations we visited. I do plan to make a visit to Jackson soon to see some of those locations.


I'm hoping to go back out and visit more of these places over the next couple of months. Fingers crossed to see some production action. And I am thrilled for the Stranger Things tour at Sleepy Hollow, which is a steal for $20 per person. Tickets are limited, so if you can make it to the area during that time and you're an ST fan, I highly recommend participating in the tour. I'll have more information in October about how that goes.


Have you visited any of these locations? Which would you look most forward to visiting?
















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