Atlanta is now the second largest film and television location site in the US.
Atlanta has slowly become the Hollywood of the South, and there are some incredible credentials to prove it. From the Marvel franchise to The Hunger Games, from Stranger Things to Anchorman. The ATL is responsible for so many iconic scenes and unforgettable cinematography! Here’s a round-up of six must-see filming locations in Atlanta:
1. The Swan House
Owned by the Atlanta History Center, this stunning mansion made a cameo in The Hunger Games. Featured in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay: Part 1”, the house was President Snow’s mansion. There’s so much to do at the Atlanta History Center! From the enchanting Swan House to this unmissable Olympic exhibit, you should check it out whether you’re a movie buff or not!
2. Sleepy Hollow Farm
If you’re a super fan of Stranger Things, then you’re no stranger to Hopper’s Cabin in seasons 2 and 3. Hopper’s Cabin is located at this awesome farm in Atlanta, and they’ve transformed it into an escape room in the woods. There’s even a Stranger Things escape room!
3. Sweetwater Creek Park
Another location used for The Hunger Games and Stranger Things, Sweetwater Creek Park is Hollywood’s favorite park in Georgia. The Walking Dead also used this location to film, with the hit show filming throughout the state of Georgia during its run.
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4. Atlanta Marriott Marquis
It would be rude to ignore this architecturally breathtaking building when searching for some locations. Perfectly selected for the dystopian Hunger Games, this unique ATL gem was also used recently in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.
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5. Piedmont Park
As one of Atlanta’s most iconic and beloved parks, of course Piedmont Park has made its way onto the silver screen. It’s been used in films “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” You can even catch glimpses of the park Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War”.