Friday, December 1, 2017

Stranger Things (2016-)

A tv series set in the 1980s?  A show with an actual theme song?  Winona Ryder chewing copious amounts of scenery?  Sign. Me. Up.  Geeks and outcasts rejoice as Netflix presents Strangers Things, a sci-fi drama inspired by several films of the Reagan era including E.T. (1982), Poltergeist (1982), The Goonies (1985) and Stand By Me (1986).  Set in Hawkins, Indiana, the first season focuses on the disappearance of Will Byers after some shady goings on at the Hawkins National Laboratory.  His friends ban together with a mysterious girl with psychokinetic abilities to help bring Will home.  

Stranger Things was a hit with fans and most critics.  The season 2 trailer that debuted at San Diego Comic Con 2017 gave hope that a sophomore slump would be avoided.  And for the most part it was.  Season 2 dealt with the aftermath of the first as well as introducing a few new characters and a God-awful trip to The Windy City.  But that could be overlooked since we finally got Justice for Barb!

Season 3 saw the opening of The Starcourt Mall, which was really a front for a Russian base.  Tween romances heated up the summer while bad boy Billy becomes the first victim of The Mind Flayer, taking possession of Hawkins residents over at Brimborn Steel Works.  An epic battle ensues in front of Sam Goody and Orange Julius, leaving a destroyed mall, a powerless Eleven, The Byers departing Hawkins, and an American in a Russian prison.

The Byers settled in Lenora Hills, CA during season 4 with Eleven in tow.  But back in Hawkins, teenagers are dying mysteriously.  Dustin, Steve and the rest of the gang conclude that the killings are the works of Upside Down resident Vecna.  Meanwhile Joyce and Murray head to Russia to find the no longer presumed dead Hopper while Eleven tries to regain her powers.

Stranger Things is filmed in East Point, Lithia Springs, Powder Springs, Winston, Palmetto, Fayetteville, Riverdale, Lithonia, Stone Mountain, Stockbridge, Tucker, Jackson, Norcross, Duluth and Atlanta, GA

Location: The Byers House
Address: 149 Coastline Rd, Fayetteville, GA

Thanks to Robert Patterson at for tracking down this location...

Location: The Wheeler House
Address: 2530 Piney Wood Lane, East Point, GA

Location: The Sinclair House
Address: 2550 Piney Wood Lane, East Point, GA

Location: The Henderson House
Address: 2886 Piney Wood Drive, East Point, GA

Location: Hawkins National Laboratory
Address: 1256 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA Emory University Building A

Location: Hawkins Middle School
Address: 109 S Lee Street, Stockbridge, GA

What would a little location hunting be without police interaction?  Ten minutes before I arrived, someone had set the alarm off trying to get into the school.  I only took a few photos before having to hand my license over. After I was given the okay, there was still heavy police presence so I made my visit brief so I will have to return at a later date for better coverage...

Location: Hawkins High School
Address: 109 S Lee Street, Stockbridge, GA

This is the same location as Hawkins Middle School...

Location: Hawkins Police Department 
Address: 48 Pray Street, Douglasville, GA

Location: Hawkins Public Library
Address: 22 2nd Street, Jackson, GA

The interior of the library was shot at 1629 Linwood Avenue & McGee Way, East Point, GA

Location: Melvald's General Store 
Address: 4 2nd Street, Jackson, GA

Location: Hawkins Woods
Address: 1000 Robert E Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain, GA   Stone Mountain Park

Season 1, "Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Beyers"

Location: Tiffany's Kitchen
Address: 7413 Lee Road, Lithia Springs, GA  Tiffany's Kitchen

Season 1, "Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street"

Location: Lonnie's House
Address: 930 Garibaldi Street SW, Atlanta, GA

Location: Steve's House
Address: 8253 Carlton Road, Riverdale, GA

Season 1, "Chapter Four: The Body"

Location: Downtown Hawkins
Address: N Oak Street b/w 2nd & 3rd Street, Jackson, GA

Location: The Hideaway
Address: 112 N Berry Street, Stockbridge, GA  Smokin' Cues

Production brought in booths during filming...

Season 1, "Chapter Five: The Flea and The Acrobat"

Location: Hawkins Cemetery
Address: 607 Rivers Road, Fayetteville, GA

Location: Hawk Cinema
Address: 12 Oak Street, Jackson, GA

Season 1, "Chapter Six: The Monster"

Location: Steve & Jonathan's Alley Fight
Address: South of 2nd Street & West of Oak Street, Jackson, GA

Location: Bradley's Big Buy
Address: 504 Center Street, Palmetto, GA  Bradley's Piggly Wiggly Express

I hope those produce boxes haven't been sitting there since the scene was filmed...

Eggos - The Reese's Pieces of 21st Century...

Location: The Van Chase & Flip
Address: starting at 1871 Joppa Lane, Tucker, GA

The kids race down the driveway 1855 Joppa Lane...

They head toward the cul de sac between 1832 and 1838.  I should've been one more house to the right :-/

The van flips between 3782 & 3788 Sarahs Lane...

Season 1, "Chapter Eight: The Upside Down"

Location: Hawkins General Hospital
Address: 2813 E Point Street, East Point, GA
First Baptists Church East Point

Season 2, "Chapter One: Madmax"

Location: Pittsburgh Apartment Building
Address: 81 Peachtree Place NE, Atlanta GA

Several shots had CGI effects to cover up the fact that filming took place in the Peach State...

Location: The Police Chase
Address: Cone Street b/w Marietta & Walton, Atlanta, GA

The chase continues turning onto Williams Street...

Then down an alley, which is Williams Street, b/w Fairly & Forsyth...

Location: The Tunnel
Address: Glenn Street SW b/w Metropolitan & Humphries, Atlanta, GA

The gang turns on Bluff Street b/w Murphy & Tift thinking they've lost the cops... 

Location: The Arcade
Address: 6501 Church Street, Douglasville, GA

Location: The Rotten Pumpkin Patch
Address: 628 Sleepy Hollow Road, Powder Springs, GA    Sleepy Hollow Farm

Something's rotten in the state of Indiana - their pumpkin patch!  Sleepy Hollow Farm conducted Stranger Things tours for a couple of weekends in November '17.  I found out on the last day and did not have time to for the full trek, but luckily the staff let me park and check out where the pumpkin patch and corn maze was...

Eleven sighting...

Some of Sleepy Hollow Farm's pumpkins suffered the same fate as Hawkins' pumpkins...

Location: Barb's House
Address: 2980 Piney Wood Drive, East Point, GA

Location: The Trick or Treat House
Address: 2545 Piney Wood Lane, East Point, GA

Season 2, "Chapter Five: Dig Dug"

Location: Driving to Murray Bauman's
Address: Margaret Street & Lakewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA

Location: Nancy & Jonathan's Motel
Address: 6255 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA

Season 2, "Chapter Six: The Spy"

Location: The Mayfield/Hargrove House
Address: 5280 Moore Street, Stone Mountain, GA

The backyard fence has changed, to keep out fans I'm sure.

Season 2, "Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister"

This episode sure gives The Golden Girls (1985-1992) backdoor pilot for Empty Nest (1988-1995) a run for it's money.  I, like so many, could've down without Eleven's trek to Chi-Town...

Location: Chicago Bus Stop
Address: Marietta Street NW b/w Forsyth & Broad, Atlanta, GA

The CGI continues...

Location: Downtown Chicago
Address: Broad Street NW b/w Marietta & Walton, Atlanta, GA

Location: Windy City Pawn
Address: Whatley Street SE & Jonesboro Rd SE, Atlanta, GA

Eleven travels into the future, landing in Chicago circa 2010 based on the skyline...

Location: Kali's Hideout
Address: 315-319 McDonough Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA

A reverse shot of when the gang is walking.  The yellow house clued me in...

Location: Oscar's Gas n Go
Address: 7705 Covington Highway, Lithonia, GA  Ravi's Food Mart

Season 2, "Chapter Nine: The Gate"

Location: Barb's Funeral
Address: 1033 Cemetery Circle, Stone Mountain, GA

This is toward the back left portion of the cemetery by the Tomason gravestone...

Season 3 

Location: The Starcourt Mall
Address: 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA  Gwinnett Place Mall

The portion of the mall where filming took place has been blocked off since filming wrapped in November 2018.  It is now finally being dismantled so hopefully fans will be able to wander around...

Location: Hawkins Community Pool
Address: 2171 Lakewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA
South Bend Pool

Thanks to Kim Schenck for finding this location...

Location: Brimborn Steel Works
Address: 2903 RN Martin Street, East Point, GA

Location: Hawkins Town Hall
Address: 2757 East Point Street, East Point, GA

Thanks to Kim Schenck for finding this location...

Location: The Hawkins Post
Address: 6981 Main Street, Lithonia, GA

Season 3, "Chapter Two: The Mall Rats"

Location: Hopper & Joyce's Restaurant
Address: 95 S Peachtree Street, Norcross, GA 
Dominick's Italian of Historic Norcross

Thanks to Justin Dustin for tracking down this location...

Season 3, "Chapter Five: The Flayed"

Location: Hawkins Memorial Hospital
Address: 3949 S Cobb Drive SE, Smyrna, GA  Emory Adventist Hospital

The part of the building that was used only has one floor so others were CGI'd in...

I loved the nod to Halloween II (1981) with the hospital signage...

Location: The 7-Eleven
Address: 1355 Milstead Avenue NE, Conyers, GA   Milstead Food Mart

Season 3, "Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt"

Location: Family Video Store
Address: Church Street, Douglasville, GA

Season 4, Episode 4: "Chapter 4: Dear Billy"

Location: The Creel Mansion
Address: 906 E 2nd Avenue, Rome, GA

The playground across the street was CGI'd...

Location: Pennhurst Mental Hospital
Address: 2277 Martha Berry Highway NW, Mt. Berry, GA

Berry College, Ford Complex

Location: Suzie Bingham's House
Address: 834 Oakdale Road NE, Atlanta, GA

Thanks to Kim Schenck for finding this location.

Locations Visited: August 2017, November 2017, January 2018, August 2018, June 2019, July 2019, September 2019, October 2020, June 2022


  1. Great stuff! I have always wondered what road is in that cover photo you see all the time of the actors stopped in the middle of the road with open/fenced hayfields on both sides. Also the road where they found Will's bike at the beginning. There's mention of "corner of Cornwallis and Kerley" referring to NC but i think that's a real intersection but not where it was filmed. Any ideas for either of these?

    1. Thanks! I assumed the road in the poster is not a real one just one that was created digitally, but I could be wrong. Not sure about the other two locations.

    2. 2483 Daniel Rd SW, Atlanta, GA Will Byers Bike location

  2. I've been digging for the location of the Motor Motel that Jonathan and Nancy stayed at. I have found that it is located in Stone Mtn, but cannot find any more information. Any leads?


    1. No, unfortunately I didn't have any information on that location. But it's good to know it's in Stone Mountain. Thanks for the tip! If I had to guess, I'd say near Barb's funeral and The Mayfield House for production's sake.

    2. Memorial Inn, Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA, United States

    3. Thanks for the information, Hasmet!

  3. Excellent spy work Brian!! My wife and I were born and raised in GA so it is very exciting to see exactly where episodes were shot. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Thank you! And you're very welcome!

    1. Omg did u really make this website! Omg if u did Great job! Btw pls read my comment 😀

    2. Thank you! Yes, I did, for fellow Stranger Things fans interested in the filming locations.

  5. Hi, I am very impressed by your work. However, a few locations are still missing. For Example the Train tracks, the Querry, the Fair Mart and Ives house. You can look for their adresses on this website:

    I prefer your website because you have added more and more accurate pictures

    1. Thanks! I usually only post locations that I've visited and have comparison shots for so that's why the ones you listed aren't on there. The Quarry is still closed I believe and the Fair Mart was torn down shortly after filming. I do hope to get to the others tho.

  6. After binge-watching season 1 and 2 and becoming a huge fan and living in the Atlanta area I was about to attempt to do what you've already done so my travels would have been in vain... Great job

    1. Lol thanks! You should still go and see them in person for yourself.

  7. Cool! Thanks so much. Some of the places like mikes house I found already but like Hawkins lab took so long to find! I was so mad when I saw the address on this website because I was taking forever to find it! Also it was funny because I saw barbs house but I thought maybe that was it but i didn’t save it, but when I saw it on this website I was like “Oh ya! I was right that is barbs house!” Also thanks for finding wills Byers house, lucas house, and dustens house! Also could you maybe considering trying to find elevens moms house? It would be cool to see that. other wise thanks for everything! I really appreciate it! :) I can’t think of anything else to ask you to find besides elevens moms house! So thank you for everything and if anyone is reading my comment and you haven’t watched Stranger Things please do! It’s a great show! Only one thing young kids shouldn’t be watching this film it can be scary, have some gory, and be disturbing so keep that stuff in mind Other wise thank you guys for everything! I be back to talk about season three! Bye! ;)

    1. You are welcome! I'm glad the post was useful for you. I will keep an eye out for Eleven's Mom's house.

    2. Terry Ives house is 424 Lees Lake Rd. in Fayetteville.

  8. FYI... Hawkins woods are inside Stone Mountain Park as well as the train tracks. All in the area between the lawn and the quarry exhibit. You can actually see the side of the mountain in the background of some shots.

    The quarry is Bellawood Quarry in north Atlanta. The city is working on getting it to be a park in the coming years. Also, the same location as season 1 of The Walking Dead

    Also FYI season 3 will also have a location at Mt Carmel Church on Old Stone Mountain Rd. Not sure if any outside scenes were filmed.

    1. Thanks! I was trying to figure out exactly where along the tracks they filmed. And patiently waiting for the quarry to reopen. Thanks for the season 3 tip.

  9. Any guesses for the Hess home? I know its in Palmetto, just dont know where.

  10. Replies
    1. I don't believe that's been discovered yet.

    2. this is what i want to know! i like going places and then either not making a note to have to go home and find out where i was on google maps, or finding it on google maps before i go there, but without actually inserting the physical location. but yes, the junk yard is so hard to find, vehicles could have been moved, but if not, they'd definitely shot on satellite view in maps, but still no luck yet.

  11. Loved your information!!! I’m actually staying right next to the mall on vacation, which I didn’t know was THE mall!
    My 12-year-old daughter pointed it out to me and I was able to go see it on Sunday before they tore it down ! And thanks to you I was able to go visit most of the other locations for my 12 yr old daughter and I’ve taken pictures for her! I’ve been on an adventure all day ! Going to go find the Byer house tomorrow!!

    1. Thanks Ellis26! Glad you got to visit a bunch of locations!

  12. anyone know where the 7 eleven is that hop, joyce and smirnoff (alexei) go to?

  13. 1427 Loganville Hwy in Conyers, Georgia

  14. Hello, do have this in a Powerpoint Presentation because I am trying make a fun for my Sons visiting Stranger Things filming locations in the Atlanta area. If do have all these information send to Once I complete, I'll send back completed Project.

    1. Sorry, I don't, just what's presented on this page.