So you binge-watched three consecutive seasons of Stranger Things and still want more? Visitors to the city of Atlanta, Georgia in the United States can now take a tour of the outdoor locations where the successful Netflix series is filmed. The Stranger Things Tour, organized by Civitatis, takes you to various points of interest within Hawkins, Indiana, the fictional town where the paranormal adventures of Mike, Eleven, Will, Lucas, Dustin and their relatives take place.
Stranger Things in Real Life
The Stranger Things Tour bus picks you up from your hotel and takes you through several Atlanta-adjacent places used as exteriors in the series.
Stops include Hawkins Laboratory (actually the old Georgia Mental Health Institute building at the Emory University campus); Hawkins Middle School (currently Patrick Henry High School in Stockbridge); Starcourt Mall (formerly Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth); the library; various suburban character homes; Hawk Cinema; Melvald’s General Store and Radio Shack. The tour concludes outside EUE Screen Gems Studios in Atlanta, where the show’s interior scenes are shot.
A Tribute to the Eighties
Created and produced by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, Stranger Things tells the story of four friends who meet a girl with superpowers who escaped from a lab. With the help of their family, friends and grumpy Sheriff Jim Hopper, they must protect their small town, and themselves, from secret government agencies, as well as horrendous supernatural creatures from a dark dimension known as the Upside Down. The series takes place during the eighties to pay tribute to the horror and fantasy stories of storytellers of that era such as Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter and Stephen King.
The Stranger Things Tour lasts four hours, will set you back 150 dollars and includes an English-speaking tour guide. To reserve your seat, visit the Civitatis website.