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

Posted by Ra Moon

The horror has been unleashed in Hawkins, Indiana, a small (and fictional) town in the American Midwest.

Stranger Things was primarily filmed in and around Atlanta, Georgia. The new fourth season also takes the action to Lenora Hills, California, shot in New Mexico, and Lithuania, doubling as Russia.

Welcome to Hawkins Indiana

The Netflix hit series is a delicious cocktail that mixes references from The Goonies to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Alien, or Twin Peaks.

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.

The adventurous gang of kids is growing up, but they 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. You’ll find the locations more or less in order of appearance, with the new season 4 updates below in the report.

Welcome to Hawkins, Indiana

Hawkins National Laboratory
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.
(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 worked (played by Winona Ryder) is located on a corner of this central square in Jackson.
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Hawk movie theater
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.

The fight alley scene in "Chapter Six: The Monster", is located on W 2nd Street, between Oak and Pittman Streets, also in Jackson.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Cinema / Alley


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.

The Wheelers and Byers family homes, and also the interior of the lab, were created on a set in the Screen Gem Studios in Atlanta.
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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, located somewhere between Fairburn and Fayetteville.

Lonnie Byers's House from chapter two, "The Weirdo on Maple Street", was filmed at 930 Garibaldi Street SW in Atlanta.
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Where is Stranger Things filmed
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 Road in Riverdale.
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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 School and Hawkins High School were shot in a closed-down school in Stockbridge.

You can’t get into 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.

The Smokin' Cues pub in Stockbridge doubled as the Hideaway bar in episode four, "The Body", and also in the season two finale, "The Gate".
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps / Bar Map


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
The 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 fast food restaurant of the scene with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) from 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 season three, chapter Seven, "The Bite".
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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.

Also, the exteriors of the hospital in chapter eight, "The Upside Down", were filmed in the back of the First Baptist Church in East Point.
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New Season Two locations

Season two Madmax
The intro of the first episode of season two, "Madmax", was filmed on Peachtree Place in Midtown Atlanta.

The skyscrapers from Pittsburgh in the background were digitally added in post-production.

The car chase was filmed at Cone Street, Williams Street, and Williams Street
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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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Stranger Things Arcade
The production built The Arcade set in what had been a laundromat in Douglasville.

The Halloween house in the second episode, "Trick or Treat, Freak", when the kids dress up as Ghostbusters, is located at 2545 Piney Wood Lane in East Point.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps / House Map


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.

But according to one of our readers, in season one the cabin was located on private property off Daniel Road across from the Ben Hill concrete plant, west of Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Farm / Old Cabin


Motor Motel
The Motor Motel where Nancy and Jonathan spend the night in chapter five, "Dig Dug", is the Scottish Inns in Stone Mountain.

The funeral of the season finale was filmed at the Stone Mountain Cemetery.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Motel / Cemetery


Chicago scenes
According to MovieMaps, some minor locations set in Chicago were actually shot in metro Atlanta.

The bus stop scene from episode seven, "The Lost Sister", was filmed at Marietta NW and Forsyth Street NW. Broad Street NW. El walks on Broad Street NW and the time-travel scene ends up at 1660 Jonesboro Road SE.

The hideout, pictured on top, is a warehouse at 315 McDonough boulevard. The gas station Oscar's Gas n'Go where the gang stops in the same episode is Ravi's Food Mart in Lithonia.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Bus stop / Modern Chicago / Warehouse / Gas station


Season Three

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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Brimborn Steel Works
The blog Reel to Real reported a few more locations. The Brimborn Steel Works old warehouse in chapter one, "Suzie, Do You Copy?" is located at 2903 RN Martin Street in East Point.
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The Hawkins Post
The exterior of The Hawkins Post, where Nancy and Jonathan worked, was not filmed in Jackson but in a vacant building at 6981 Main Street in Lithonia.
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Hawkins Town Hall
Hopper's restaurant in the third episode, "The Case of the Missing Lifeguard", is called Dominick's Italian Of Historic Norcross at 95 S Peachtree Street.

The Hawkins Town Hall, pictured, was filmed at East Point's City Hall.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps - Restaurant Map


Memorial Hospital
The Memorial Hospital scenes in episode four, "The Sauna Test", were filmed in a building behind the Emory University Hospital Smyrna in the city of Smyrna.
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Milstead Food Mart
The 7-Eleven in episode five, "The Flayed", is the Milstead Food Mart gas station at 1355 Milstead Avenue NE in Conyers.
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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

Stay tuned for season four updates on this page!

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9 comments:

1- Winner - November 19, 2017 at 10:47 PM
Does anyone know the dimensions of the Emory University Building A (Hawkins lab)? I want to make it in a sketch-up.

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   2- Anonymous - November 22, 2017 at 10:53 AM
   You can use Google Maps to measure distance (RMB > measure distance > place the pointers where you need them).

3- Anonymous - November 27, 2017 at 7:42 PM
Does anyone know where Hopper's cabin is?

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   4- Anonymous - May 14, 2019 at 10:01 PM
   It's off Daniel Road west of Greenbriar Mall and 285, but I read it's on private property. It looks heavily wooded on the map (across from the Ben Hill concrete plant).

5- Anonymous - November 28, 2017 at 9:22 AM
Can you share the link to the website publishing the Byers House location?

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   6- Ra Moon - November 30, 2017 at 12:55 PM
   Sorry, they also deleted the address.

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   7- Anonymous - December 14, 2017 at 3:21 PM
   Hopper's cabin, the pumpkin field, and the cornfield were all apparently filmed at Sleepy Hollow Farm, 628 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127.

8- Anonymous - May 5, 2018 at 10:05 PM
Where were the Chicago scenes filmed?

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   9- David - May 14, 2019 at 9:49 PM
   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.


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