On-location | Visiting Spots Seen On The Netflix Show Stranger Things in Atlanta, GA

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Are you a fan of Stanger Things? Originally filmed just around the corner in Atlanta, you can visit the filming locations of iconic scenes from the first seasons of Netflix’s Stranger Things.
The next Stranger Things season is probably Netflix’s most-anticipated title in the works. By the time the 80s science-fiction hit returns, it will have been well over two years since the last season’s release. Production was shut down for the season due to Covid-19, and safety concerns. You can still safely visit almost all of the locations we’ve included from production of Stranger Thing’s first three seasons, and maintain a social distance while doing so.

For more fun activities in the Atlanta area, check out the suburbs of Dunwoody and Decatur, Georgia.

Disappearing children, secret laboratories that harbor a gateway to a parallel world, young ladies with an affinity for waffles, these all amount to some pretty scary stuff going on in Hawkins, Indiana.

For fans of the 1980’s science fiction hit “Stranger Things” a weekend trip to the troubled Indiana town would sound like fun, except for the driving distance. The good news for fans of the Netflix hit Stranger Thing, is that it’s filmed just around the corner in Atlanta. The even better news is that there are a good number of recognizable locations that you can visit!

“Hawkins National Laboratory” is really part of the Emory University Campus

Hawkins National Laboratory, Evil Ground Zero on Stranger Things

1256 Briarcliff Road Northeast, Atlanta GA 30306
Seasons 1-3
This is a working set and there were crews filming when we visited. In reality, this is a former psychiatric hospital. Making this location all the more interesting and unnerving to visit.

Starcourt Mall

Startcourt Mall

2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth GA 30096
Season 3
Reader Kristen cautions that the Gwinnett mall doesn’t want people taking photos or videos down the vacant wing of the mall that was used for filming. However, they do sometimes allow it.

Hawkins Middle School, Photo by Kristen B

Hawkins Middle School & Hawkins High School

109 South Lee Street, Stockbridge GA 30281
Seasons 1-3
The Building is locked, but the “Upside hole” is still in the wall for photo ops. Reader Kristen says when visiting this location, someone was playing an episode shot at the school on their phone, so locations could be recognized.

“Downtown Chicago”

Fairlie-Poplar neighborhood of downtown Atlanta.
Used to recreate the city of Chicago in numerous scenes

Stone Mountain Locations

Stone Mountain Cemetery – Barb’s funeral scene in season 2
1025 Silver Hill Road, Stone Mountain GA 30087
Access to the cemetery does NOT require an entrance fee for Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park – Hawkins woods
Seasons 1 and 2
Access requires an entrance fee for Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Cherokee Trail – Railroad tracks
Seasons 1 and 2
Access requires an entrance fee for Stone Mountain Park

Residential Scene Locations

Steve Harrington’s Family Residence

8253 Carlton Road, Riverdale GA 30296
Season 1
The pool where Barb entered the Upside down in season 1

Barb Holland’s Family Residence

2980 Piney Wood Drive, East Point GA 30344

Will Byer’s Family Residence

The interior of the home was shot on a sound stage. The exterior shots were done at a residence, and that the location has not been made public at the owner’s request.

Lucas Sinclair’s Family Residence

2550 Piney Wood Lane, East Point GA 30344

“Mad” Max Mayfield and Billy Hargrove Family Residence

5280 Moore Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Lonnie Byer’s Residence – Will’s estranged father

930 Garibaldi Street Southwest, Atlanta GA 30310

The Ives Family Residence – Eleven’s Aunt and Mother

422 Lees Lake Road, Fayetteville GA 30214

Hopper’s Trailer

2300 Daniel Road Southwest, Atlanta GA 30331
Located on private property and not viewable from the street.

Hopper’s Cabin aka Escape Woods

628 Sleepy Hollow Road, Powder Springs GA 30217
Seasons 2 & 3
This location was a huge part of seasons one and two. The cabin was built on the property of a seasonal attraction and then left there when filming wrapped. The owners have turned the cabin into an escape room attraction based on the show.

Iconic Scenes

Supernatural Locations

Merrill’s Pumpkin Patch – Sleepy Hollow Farm

628 Sleepy Hollow Road, Powder Springs GA 30127
Season 2
Scenes with rotting pumpkins that Hopper investigates

Location of scene where Eleven Flips the utility van

3782 Sarahs Lane, Tucker GA 30084
Season 1

Chicago Hideout – Industrial Park

315 McDonough Boulevard Southeast, Atlanta GA 30315
Season 2
Where Eleven and Eight develop their power. The building is occupied, and surrounded with a perimeter fence.

Alley Near Chicago Hideout – Apartment Complex

125 Ted Turner Drive Southwest, Atlanta GA 30303
Season 2
Eleven passes through this alleyway on her way to the Chicago Hideout.

The Tunnel where a collapse was faked to lose the cops

531 Glenn Street Southwest, Atlanta GA 30314
Season 2

Secondary Scene locations

Hideaway Bar – Smokin Cue

112 Martin Luther King Sr Heritage Trail, Stockbridge GA 30281
Season 1
Hopper visits a State trooper to discuss the case at this bar.

Ravi’s Food Mart – Oscar’s Gas N’ Go

7705 Covington Highway, Lithonia GA 30058
Season 2
The main characters rob this convenience store.

Enzo’s Restaurant – Dominick’s

95 South Peachtree Street, Norcross GA 30071
Season 3

Hawkin’s Town Hall – East Point City Hall

2777 East Point Street, Atlanta GA 30344

Hawkins Community Swimming Pool – South Bend Pool

2000 Lakewood Avenue Southeast, Atlanta GA 30315
Season 3

Hawkins Library, Photo by Kristen B.

Hawkins Library – Butts County Probate Court

25 3rd Street, Jackson GA 30233

Melvald’s General Store – Jackson Drug

4 2nd Street, Jackson GA 30233
Seasons 1 & 3

Hawkins Police Department – Courthouse In Douglasville

Courthouse Square West, Douglasville GA 30134

Benny’s Burgers – Tiffany’s Kitchen

7413 Lee Road, Lithia Springs GA 30122
Season 1
Diner where Eleven hides out at the beginning of the series

Store where Eleven buys Eggo waffles

504 Center Street, Palmetto GA 30268
Season 1
Bring some empty Eggo waffle boxes for an awesome photo opp

The Arcade

6501 Church Street, Douglasville GA 30134

Sattler Quarry – Bellwood Quarry

Location Will’s “body” was found in season 1

I have purposefully left the address absent from this location for two reasons.

  • The location is closed to the public and trespassers have been arrested.
  • The address listed for this location elsewhere on the internet takes you to a closed to the public service entrance.

Here’s the good news. Once this location is open to the public it will be amazing.
I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at what is being done. The city of Atlanta is spending millions of dollars to turn this quarry into a park visitors can enjoy. The Quarry will also supply the city with 2 billion gallons of drinking water.

Fans of the AMC show “The Walking Dead” will recognize the quarry from the first season of the series. It was also featured in the Hunger Games movie.

The park was scheduled to have the first phase complete for the opening, April of 2020. However, due to the pandemic, the opening is now pushed back for safety reasons. Once the opening is announced, we plan to be there to cover it. The drive from Atlanta will be worth it to spend the day there, and personally, I can’t wait.

Awesome Fans

It’s no secret that we have some of the best fans around. I would like to thank Kidding Around reader Kristen B. for her help with this article. She helped with tips for some of the locations and her enthusiasm for this topic encouraged me to find all these locations!

Kristen says “The best thing we did was talk to other fans doing the same thing. Some had been where we were going next and gave us tips. Some showed us things we never would have noticed… I wish I would have taken a photo of my son with all the people who helped us, it would have made a more personal fan connection later so we could remember what each of them helped us with.”

We hope fans of the show enjoy visiting the locations listed here and come back to the comments section to share your “Stranger Things” adventure with us. Please note that not all locations are always open to the public, and some locations require a fee to enter. Please use caution and follow the law when visiting these locations.

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About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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4 years ago

So glad we could help contribute to this article. This would have come in handy for our trip. 😁. My son will be very excited to see this. I have already printed it for his scrapbook. I’m so glad to have found Kidding Around Greenville, it has really helped us have an adventurous summer.