10 Places to Take the Ultimate "Walking Dead" Selfie

  • Capture the Perfect "Walking Dead" Selfie

    AMC's hit series The Walking Dead is filmed entirely in the state of Georgia. In honor of the Season 7 premiere on October 23, we're walking you through 10 real locations from the show where you can capture that perfect selfie in the world of Rick and company.

  • Jackson Street Bridge | Atlanta

    In the series’ first episode ("Days Gone By"), after breaking out of the hospital, Rick Grimes sets out in search of his wife and son. As he heads toward Atlanta, he runs out of gas. He snatches a horse from a nearby farm and rides into Atlanta in one of the show’s most iconic shots. The scene can be recreated by heading to the Jackson Street Bridge, a spot with a gorgeous view of Atlanta’s skyline.

    Photo courtesy of Nick Moyer

  • Atlanta Mission | Atlanta

    In "Days Gone By," Rick wakes up in a hospital from a coma, only to realize the zombie apocalypse has begun. In real life, it's not a hospital. It’s actually the administrative campus of the Atlanta Mission, a local non-profit that combats homelessness.

    Photo courtesy of Roland Alonzi

  • Bellwood Quarry | Atlanta

    The quarry campsite location is where we are first introduced to the group of survivors and Rick is reunited with Lori and Carl in the Season 1 episode, "Guts." In the show, the location of the quarry is said to be on “the outskirts of the city,” and it's eventually overrun by walkers. In reality, Bellwood Quarry – a 100-year-old granite quarry – is on Atlanta’s west side. The quarry was bought by the city of Atlanta in 2006 and is being converted into a 300-acre park and reservoir. You can take an Atlanta Beltline tour and hike down to the bottom.

    Photo courtesy of Carson Matthews

  • Elders Mill | Senoia

    After Hershel’s farm is destroyed in Season 2, the survivors flee to a secluded camp by a waterfall. Here, in an episode titled "Beside the Dying Fire," Rick cements his position as the alpha male of the group. The location is Elders Mill Road Waterfall and Campsite, a campground featuring the stone remnants of old grist mills. The site is on gated private property, but with a $10 entry fee, you can get a selfie next to the famous waterfall.

    Photo courtesy of Phillip Lott

  • Main Street | Senoia

    After being captured in the woods, Andrea and Michonne are led to the rural town of Woodbury ("Walk With Me"), where 60-70 survivors have recreated a pre-apocalypse haven. The episode sets up the entire season and the survivors’ eventual battle with “The Governor” and his Woodbury crew. Fictional “Woodbury” is actually Senoia, Ga., a real life-town that experienced a huge revival thanks to the show.

    Photo courtesy of Phillip Lott

  • Esco Feed Mill | Haralson

    Castaway survivor Andrea arranges a meeting in an abandoned feed store to negotiate a truce between Rick’s group and The Governor in the episode "Arrow on the Doorpost." Instead of seeking common ground, The Governor makes a plan to destroy Rick and the group of survivors. At the mill, you can stand on the spot where Merle Dixon tries to take out The Governor. The actual location is the Esco Feed Mill. It appears in every episode in the opening credits, too.

    Photo courtesy of Lauren K. Roberts

  • Morgan's Apartment | Grantville

    In one of the most critically acclaimed episodes, "Clear," Rick, Carl and Michonne go on a supply run for the upcoming battle with The Governor. There they meet Morgan, who is dealing with the grief of losing his family and trying to “clear” himself of his demons. Most of the episode was filmed in the Grantville area. There’s also a guided tour, The Grantville Walking Dead Tour, where you can visit Morgan’s actual apartment used in the show.

    Photo courtesy of Matt Walljasper

  • Terminus Complex | Atlanta

    We all know how this turned out. After seeing signs for “Terminus” and hearing a brief radio broadcast promising “sanctuary for all,” the group find their way to Terminus, a pivotal location for The Walking Dead. Here in the episode "Us," the survivors nearly fall prey to Gareth and his group of cannibalistic tormentors. Thanks to Carol, the group moved on. The actual building – located by a train yard near downtown Atlanta – does not have the Terminus branding, but is immediately recognizable to any TWD fan. We don’t recommend you try the BBQ, however!

    Photo courtesy of Tiia Öhman

  • Rick Grimes' House | Atlanta

    After Sheriff Rick Grimes awoke from a coma in the hospital and made his escape, he frantically rode a bicycle back to his house ("Days Gone By") wearing just a hospital gown to look for his family. He didn't find anyone at home. In reality, the beautiful 19th-century Victorian home is located in Atlanta's Grant Park neighborhood, just steps from Zoo Atlanta. And if you're a really big fan of the show, and looking to relocate to Atlanta, you're in luck. The home is for sale.

    Photo courtesy of Roland Alonzi

  • Driftwood Beach | Jekyll Island

    In a scene to air during The Walking Dead's Season 7 premiere, four cast members are on Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach with a human corpse half-buried in a small tidal pool. Further down the beach, another person is washed ashore alive and carried to a drier section of the beach. After being revived, the survivor slips away from the rescuers while they're distracted and is seen moving inland. For more info on The Walking Dead in Georgia, visit ExploreGeorgia.org.

    Photo courtesy of Golden Isles CVB

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