New York and Los Angeles may have the market cornered on television and film production, but Atlanta has played host to its fair share of blockbusters, too. Visitors to this southern city will find enough nods to the industry to give Studio City a run for its money. See below for some of the top productions filmed here.
The Hunger Games
Parts of the second Hunger Games flick were filmed here, and visitors to the Atlanta History Center can learn about the city’s past while also taking a look at the Swan House from the film. The Atlanta Motor Speedway also served as the site of the Quarter Quell chariot parade and the nearby goat farm hosted the film’s famous reaping scene.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Much of this cult classic comedy was filmed in and around Atlanta. Travelers can spend an entire day checking out the Atlantic Civic Center, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Woodruff Park, and Midtown Cleaners & Laundry—all of which served as backdrops in this film.
Driving Miss Daisy
Visit Miss Daisy’s house on Lullwater Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood to relive this 1989 Academy Award-winning movie. You can also see the temple Miss Daisy attended on Peachtree Road.
The Walking Dead
Much of this contemporary zombie hit’s first season was filmed in historic Atlanta. Check out the historic Fairlie-Poplar district, the roof of the former Norfolk Southern headquarters (located downtown), and Morris Brown College, which was showcased in season four.
Although this Netflix hit is set in a fictional Indiana town, some of the show was actually filmed in Atlanta. See filming spots such as the site of Hawkins Laboratory, the middle school attended by the show’s pre-teen protagonists, and the homes of the Wheelers, Sinclairs, and Hendersons.
Captain America: Civil War
Much of this Marvel flick was shot in the greater Atlanta area. Filming sites include a Nigerian market featured in the movie’s opening scene, and Peachtree Christian Church, which stands in for an ornate English cathedral in Captain America.
CNN Media Company
The cable TV news giant is headquartered in the 14-floor Atlanta CNN Center. Open to the public, the center allows visitors to get an insider’s look at newsrooms, control rooms, production studios, and sets—plus see interactive exhibits that chronicle the network’s history.