Where was Stranger Things filmed? Guide to ALL the Filming Locations: Hawkins, Indiana, & the House

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The horror has been unleashed in a small town of the American Midwest. Mysteries, adventures, sci-fi, and romance are 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 '80s.

Stranger Things was filmed in and around Atlanta, Georgia. The story is a delicious cocktail that mixes references from The Goonies to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Alien, or Twin Peaks, taking place in the fictional town of Hawkins (Indiana).

Welcome to Hawkins Indiana

The third season of the Netflix hit series pick up a year after the second season left off. The adventurous gang of kids will continue exploring the dangers of the Upside Down dimension, and we will learn more about the slimy Demogorgon.

Congratulations. You’ve made it to the best guide to the filming locations of Stranger Things. Stay tuned for season four updates on this page!

Click here to go directly to the new Season 2 or Season 3 locations. If you are looking for the Season 1 locations and the ones that are featured in the series from the beginning, just keep reading:

Welcome to Hawkins, Indiana

Where is Stranger Things filmed
It all started one dark evening at the Hawkins National Laboratory, where military experimental research was taking place.

The exterior of the lab was shot in a building on Emory University's Briarcliff campus in Atlanta. This evil structure gets extra gloomy points once you learn that it's a former psychiatric hospital.

The interiors of the lab, and also the Wheelers and Byers family homes, were created on a set in the studios.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Upside down world
The next few locations can be found in the center of Jackson, GA, the town where most of the scenes of downtown Hawkins take place. The Hawkins Library is the Butts County Probate Court.

NOTE from the author: I realized 3 years later, after publishing the first version of this post, that this image is the only one on the WHOLE website that is upside down. In Atlas of Wonders the screenshot goes ALWAYS first and the image of the actual location, below. What a strange thing that my subconscious left the image of the Upside Down world... upside down!
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Hawkins Indiana
Melvald's General Store, where Joyce works (played by Winona Ryder) is located on a corner of this central square.

At the other end of this block of buildings, the scene where Nancy runs to the cinema was filmed. The Hawk movie theater is situated at 2 Oak Street.
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The Stranger Things House

Nancy Wheeler House
The exterior of the house of Mike and Nancy Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard and Natalia Dyer) is located at 2530 Piney Wood Lane in East Point.
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Swimming-pool party house
Steve’s house (Joe Keery), where the events of the swimming-pool party take place in season one (sorry Barb), is situated at 8253 Carlton Rd in Riverdale.
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Will Byers house
Our friend, David Singleton, discovered where the Byers House is located. However, the owners are not very happy about publishing the full address in Stockbridge, although it has been already posted somewhere else anyway.

The interior was filmed in a soundstage at Screen Gems Studios.


Dustin cabin in the woods
Dustin Henderson's house (Gaten Matarazzo) is at 2886 Piney Wood Drive in East Point, right around the corner from where the Wheeler and Sinclair houses are located.
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Lucas Sinclair house
Lucas Sinclair's house (Caleb McLaughlin) can be found at 2550 Piney Wood Lane, also in East Point.
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Barb house
Barb's parent's house (Shannon Purser) is in the same neighborhood, at 2980 Piney Wood Drive.
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Hargrove Mayfield Family Home
Max and Billy's house (Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery) is at 5280 Moore Street in Stone Mountain.
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Hawkins High School
Both the exterior and interior of Hawkins Middle and High School were shot in a closed-down school in Stockbridge.

You can’t get in the building, but it is possible to walk around and maybe you’ll see the Upside Down hole from the second season still in the wall.
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Hawkins Police Department
The Hawkins Police Station was shot in a building at Courthouse Square West in Douglasville.
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Stone Mountain Park Forest
Lots of action happens in the woods. Many scenes were shot in the scenic Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta (where the kids walk through the tracks), and at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.


Quarry lake jumping point
Bellwood Quarry in Atlanta can be seen in three episodes of the first season when the police are looking for Will and later on when... Hey, we said no spoilers!
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Fair Mart Season 2
The Fair Mart from episode seven, "The Bathtub", is located at 7703 US-78 in Winston.

Do you know that Outer Banks stars Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline had small roles in the series? Chase plays a jerk in season 1 episode 6, and Madelyn appears briefly as Tina in the two first episodes of season 2.

Atlas of Wonders has the best locations report about where Outer Banks was filmed on this side of the dimension!
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Bennys Burgers
Benny's Burgers is the same fast food restaurant where Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) entered in the first episode.

All the shots related to these sequences were recorded on location at Tiffany's Kitchen, 7413 Lee Road in Lithia Springs.
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Eggo waffles shop
The store where El goes shopping for Eggo waffles in Chapter Six, "The Monster", can be found at 504 Center Street in Palmetto.

The shop, named 'Bradley's Big Buy', makes a cameo in S03E07.
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Stranger Things drehort
The cemetery from the funeral scene in chapter five, "The Flea And The Acrobat", is the Bethany United Methodist Church at 607 Rivers Road in Fayetteville.
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flying van street
The chase and the flying van scene from the seventh episode, "The Bathtub", was filmed on Sarahs Lane in Tucker.
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New Season 2 Locations
Stranger Things Arcade
The production built The Arcade set in what had been a laundromat in Douglasville.

Also, the exteriors of the hospital in season two were filmed in the back of the First Baptist Church in East Point.
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Hopper Cabin
Hopper's Cabin in the woods and Merrill’s pumpkin patch are located at the Sleepy Hollow Farm near Powder Springs. It is possible to visit this spot on a guided tour.
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Shoot in Atlanta
The intro of the first episode of season 2, "Trick or Treat, Freak", was filmed on Peachtree Place in Midtown Atlanta.

The skyscrapers from Pittsburgh in the background were digitally added in post-production.
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Bridge collapse sequence
The bridge where Kali fakes the collapse to lose the cops is on Glenn Street in Atlanta's West End, between Northside Drive and Humphries Street.

The tunnel was CGI'd to make it look longer than it actually is.
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Chicago scenes
According to MovieMaps, some minor locations set in Chicago were actually shot in metro Atlanta.

The hideout from episode seven, "The Lost Sister", is a warehouse at 315 McDonough boulevard. The gas station where the gang stops in the same episode is Ravi's Food Mart in Lithonia.
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New Season 3 Filming Locations

Starcourt Mall
The Starcourt Mall is Hawkins's premium shopping center. The location scout team found a half-abandoned complex with many storefronts vacant called Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth (north of Atlanta).

A wing of the mall was completely transformed to recreate the colorful retro-eighties place where Scoops Ahoy and the cinema are located.

This mall is used from time to time in the cinema industry: it also appeared as one of the Holidate movie filming locations.
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Hawkins Community Pool
The Hawkins Community Swimming Pool was filmed very close to the studios, in South Bend Pool at 2000 Lakewood Avenue SE in Atlanta.
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Hawkins Town Hall
The Town Hall exterior was filmed at East Point's City Hall.

Hopper's restaurant in the third episode, "The Case of the Missing Lifeguard", is Dominick's Italian Of Historic Norcross.
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Fun Fair
Mayor Kline's Funfair rides from the sixth episode, "E Pluribus Unum", were provided by the family-owned company Forever Young Amusements based in Conley.

The traveling carnival was set at the Georgia Renaissance Festival grounds in Fairburn.

The beach from the season finale, "The Battle of Starcourt", was filmed in Malibu, California.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Funfair - Malibu

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13 comments
  1. Anyone know the dimensions of the Emory University Building A (Hawkins lab)? I want to make it in sketch up.

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    1. You can use Google Maps to measure distance (RMB > measure distance > place the pointers where you need)

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  2. Anyone know where Hopper's cabin is?

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    1. It's off Daniel Rd west of Greenbriar Mall and 285, but I read it's on private property. It looks heavily wooded on the map (across from Ben Hill concrete plant).

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  3. can you share the link of the website publishing the Byers House location?

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    1. Sorry, they also deleted the address.

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    2. Hopper's cabin, the pumpkin field, and the corn field were all apparently filmed at Sleepy Hollow Farm, 628 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127

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  4. I visited several of the locations from Stranger Things. Pics and address info can be found at:

    https://rtrlocations.blogspot.com/2017/12/stranger-things-2016.html


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  5. Where was the Chicago scenes filmed ?

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    1. I know one is Norfolk Southern line on Spring Street, about 2 blocks from Mercedes Benz Stadium. Another is just SE of Turner Field, but I can't remember the road name. I think I saw it listed on moviemapsdotorg. It's very detailed.

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  6. where is the 7/11 in the Season 3 4th episode ?

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  7. How come there is nothing on the Mayor’s house and it’s location?

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    1. I'd love to know this one too.

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