Over six seasons The Walking Dead has developed some of the most fanatic and dedicated fans of any movie or TV series. Every week we dissect new episodes, and during the hiatus flood the internet with the rumors and hints about what the next season might bring, however that's nothing to the dedicated fans who have even gone as far as to construct a detailed map with all the real-life locations we see in the show!
Take a look at some of the real life locations used in The Walking Dead that might inspire your own Rick and Daryl-esque roadtrip:
Please note: some of these locations are on private properties and must only be observed from the road! Please respect the boundaries.
Senoia has been the home of The Walking Dead for some time now, and contains many locations that will be familiar to fans. Here are a few:
Alexandria Safe Zone
That's right, the Alexandria Safe Zone is an actual place, filled with actual houses where people actually live! In real life, Alexandria is a subdivision called the Gin Property which was developed by Scott Tigchelaar, the President of Raleigh Studios Atlanta (the studios used by The Walking Dead). The Gin was always intended to be used as a live set, and anyone intending to buy a home on the property has to agree to certain conditions.
Yes, Senoia not only acts as Alexandria, but its main street (the aptly named Main Street) appeared as Woodbury back in Season 3!
Carl's Pudding house
One of the lighter moments from an otherwise pretty bleak series, Carl's giant can of pudding delighted fans back in Season 4. While I'm pretty certain the walker and the can of pudding is now gone, the house where the scene was shot still stands on Pylant Street in Senoia. Please note that if you intend to visit this location it is indeed a private property, so no roof-based pudding eating attempts!
Bolton Rd NW in Atlanta, Georgia
After being shot and going into a coma, Rick awoke in hospital weeks later, quickly realizing that the world was very different than when he left it. In real life, the hospital that Rick stumbled his way out of in the show is actually the Atlanta Mission administrative offices and can be found on Bolton Rd NW in Atlanta, Georgia.
Freedom Parkway NE in Atlanta, Georgia
It's easily the most iconic image of the series — Rick riding into an abandoned-looking Atlanta on horseback. While the show added a few details (such as the railroad tracks), if you head into Atlanta via the Freedom Parkway, you'll still get a similar view that Sheriff Rick Grimes had in the pilot episode.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, Atlanta
Fans from the beginning of the series will remember the dramatic explosion of the Atlanta CDC building in Season 1. But while the building may have looked impressive as the Center for Disease Control, in real life it's actually a performing arts center! The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center is located on Cobb Galleria Parkway in Atlanta.
Window Street SW in Atlanta, Georgia
Carol may have burned Terminus to the ground in the Season 5 premiere, but in real life the building that houses all those cannibals is still very much standing. The building that served as Terminus is private property, however you can still get a decent view from the road on Windsor Street SW in Atlanta, Georgia.
S 6th Street in Griffin, Georgia
After their bus caught fire in Season 5, Episode 5, the members of GREATM eventually made their way to this fire station on S 6th Street in Griffin, Georgia where Big Red (Abraham) found his big red fire truck ride.
Elliot Street in Atlanta, Georgia
It was the most unlikely van tip in history, but somehow back in Season 5, Episode 6 Carol and Daryl tipped a van off this bridge and it landed on all four tires. To visit that site and have some of that van-tipping luck rub off on you, you'll need to head to Elliot Street in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cherry Street/James Street in Hampton, Georgia
There's no doubt that Glenn fans will remember this location, though it appears to be missing the infamous dumpster. That's right, the alleyway in front of the Cherry Street/James street intersection in Hampton, Georgia is where you can see the alleyway from Season 6 where the Glenn and Nicholas dumpster scene took place.
Cove Road in Woodbury, Georgia
You might not find any Saviors here, but if you head down Cove Road in Woodbury, Georgia (yes, there's an actual town called Woodbury and no they didn't film there!) you'll find the real location of the Savior hideout that Rick and the gang invaded in Season 5, Episode 12. However, unlike Rick and company, I wouldn't recommend bringing Johnny Depp's head along for the ride.
N 11th Street/W Solomon Street in Griffin, Georgia
After seeing the horrible scene that greeted Rosita, Daryl and Tara inside Edison's Apothecary in Season 6, Episode 14 I'm not sure if you'd ever want to check out the real-life location, but if you're brave enough, it does exist! You can clearly see that the series used the shop at the end of a strip mall for Edison's (the shop with the "For Lease" sign), which you can see on the corner of N 11th Street and W Solomon Street in Griffin, Georgia.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC with Season 7 in October.