When people think of touring memorable filming locations, their minds immediately go to New York and Los Angeles, two powerhouse cities that have long stood as the hub of culture and film. But there’s another booming movie metropolis destined to join that vanguard: Atlanta.
Imbued with history and culture and abound with year-round sunshine, sprawling landscapes, and lush greenery, filmmakers far and wide have cultivated the Big Peach for some of the biggest blockbusters in cinema, having functioned as the go-to locale for more than 250 films—and many more projects in counting. To that end, Giggster researched Atlanta filming locations and highlighted 10 places (addresses included) across the city from famous movies you can visit on a cinematic pilgrimage.
While a large share of the filmmaking done in Atlanta has taken place in the 21st century and on working studio lots that can’t be visited, there are still some notable locations you can tour right now. President Snow’s towering mansion as seen in the “Hunger Games” films, the newly developed fairgrounds that once acted as a backdrop in “Smokey and the Bandit,” and the Beverly Hills mansion where the survivors of “Zombieland” sheltered from the undead are among the countless sites waiting to be explored.
Read on to discover 10 significant filming locations you can tour in Atlanta today.