Senoia, Georgia near Atlanta
Set in an alternate reality, a rural Georgia cop wakes up in the hospital in Atlanta only to discover that the world he knows has ended. He soon faces his first “walkers,” or the dead reanimated, and goes in search of his wife and son. His gang of survivors face not only the undead, but also the living groups of other humans out to take them down. “The Walking Dead” is the most-watched television series in basic cable history, based on the graphic novels by the same name, and has filmed exclusively in Georgia. It put locations in Atlanta, nearby Senoia and beyond on the map for fans of the show.
Downtown Senoia & Senoia Welcome Center
The small town of Senoia was incorporated in 1860, but it was the film industry that put it on the map. Located just 45 miles south of Atlanta, the main street is lined with shops and restaurants as well as historic homes and inns. Senoia has also been home to two of Southern Living’s Idea Houses. The street has stars to indicate various film and television productions that used the town as a backdrop or were filmed at nearby Riverwood Studios, the studio that helped bring “The Walking Dead” to life. Hang out long enough and you might just see filming of “The Walking Dead,” whose Alexandria set is a real neighborhood in town.
The Woodbury Shoppe
Every trip to Senoia should include a visit to The Woodbury Shoppe, which is the go-to location for “The Walking Dead” memorabilia and fan gear. The owners are the creator of the graphic novel and executive producer of the show Robert Kirkman, executive producer David Alpert, former Riverwood Studios co-owner Scott Tigchelaar and shop executive manager Brian Jagt. They’ve filled it with items like signed photos, cardboard cutouts and officially licensed products.