Where was Stranger Things filmed?

The horror has been unleashed in a small town of the Midwest. Mysteries, adventures, sci-fi and romance enveloped by an outstanding soundtrack with a retro sound of classic synths. However, the key feature of the show is the fact that it's wonderfully set in the 80's. The story is a delicious cocktail that mixes references from The Goonies to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Alien or Twin Peaks.

Stranger Things was filmed in Atlanta and in other locations around Georgia, that were doubling as the small town of Hawkins in Indiana. As usual, we try not to show spoilers, so we don't give many details about what's going on in these locations:

Stranger Things Location
It all started one dark evening in the Hawkins National Laboratory, where a military experimental research was taking place. The exterior of the lab was shot in a building on Emory University's Briarcliff campus in Atlanta.
Image courtesy of Netflix


Stranger Things Demogorgon
This evil structure gets extra gloomy points when you get to know that it's a former psychiatric hospital. The interiors of the lab, and also Wheelers and Byers family homes interiors were created on set at Screen Gem Studios in Atlanta.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Elle Jaye Dee




Stranger Things Forest
Lots of action is happening in the woods. Many scenes have been filmed in the scenic Stone Mountain Park (like this one pictured where the kids are walking through the tracks), and Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.
Image courtesy of Netflix


Stranger Things filming locations quarry
Bellwood Quarry in Atlanta can be seen in three episodes, when police is looking for Will and later on when the... hey, we said no spoilers! Image courtesy of Netflix and Lincolnh


Stranger Things upside down world
The next four locations can be found in the center of the small town of Jackson, that was used for the scenes of downtown Hawkins. Pictured, the Library of Hawkins upside down version, and Butts County Probate Court at the right in the real world. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Stranger Things Filming Locations
In a corner of this square there's a store that can be seen in the series where Joyce (Winona Ryder) acquires a brand new landline phone. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Stranger Things town location
At the other end of this block of buildings was filmed the scene where Nancy runs to the cinema.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Stranger Things Georgia
And this is the corner where Hawk movie theater once stood.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Stranger Things House
The exterior of the house of Mike and Nancy Wheeler, that is shown in almost every episode, is located at 2530 Piney Wood Lane in East Point. (Tip: you can open most of the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions here =>) Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Stranger Things scene
This is what we can see from the street of Steve’s house in Google Maps at 8253 Carlton Rd in Riverdale. Here is where the events of the swimming-pool party take place. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps




Stranger Things Police
The Police's Department flagpole is still standing at 48 Pray Street in Douglasville.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Stranger Things school
Other important filming locations are the facilities of the Stockbridge elementary and high schools. Both exteriors and interiors served as Hawkins middle and high school. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Stranger Things Season
Steve seating in front of a Fair Mart located at 7703 US-78, Winston.
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Where is Stranger Things Filmed
Benny's Burgers is the fast food restaurant where Eleven entered in the first episode. All the shots related to these sequences were filmed on location at Tiffany's Kitchen, 7413 Lee Road in Lithia Springs.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Where is Stranger Things set
The store where El goes shopping Eggo waffles can be found at 504 Center St. in Palmetto.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Stranger Things Funeral
The cemetery and the church in the background from the funeral is the Bethany United Methodist Church at 607 Rivers Rd in Fayetteville. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Stranger Things Flip Van
The street where takes place the scene of the flying van is Sarahs Lane in Tucker.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

For further information, there is not (yet) much merchandising or books available about this TV show. Maybe no one expected such a success?
Anyway we totally recommend the two volumes from the Original Series Soundtrack. Did you enjoy the pop songs played during the show? We found in Amazon this peculiar compilation called The Complete Fantasy Playlist. All the 20 tracks are covers from original 80-90's hits... this may explain why we are missing this one.
This Drew Struzan-Style poster also looks very cool. Finally, the short fan book The Companion is an interesting read about where the inspiration comes from, like this video comparing scenes from Stranger Things with references from 70-80’s movies.

  

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