If you’re bringing the family to visit Atlanta this spring, you’ll be glad to know there’s no shortage of fun things to do. There’s the Georgia Aquariuam, the Coca-Cola museum, the Atlanta History Center and art museums galore. And if you and your kids are movie buffs or fans of the AMC favorite “The Walking Dead,” there’s also a number of fun offerings from Atlanta Movie Tours.
What Is Atlanta Movie Tours?
Atlanta Movie Tours is an Atlanta-based company that takes visitors on tours of the sets of some of the over 1,200 movies and TV shows that have been filmed in the Atlanta area over the last 60 years. While it’s not exactly common knowledge, the Atlanta Metropolitan area has played host to dozens of hit movie and TV productions, including old favorites like “Driving Miss Daisy” and current classics like “The Hunger Games,” Fast and Furious,” and the popular TV series, “The Walking Dead” and “Stranger Things.” Atlanta Movie Tours leverages these successes into a series of “behind the scenes” guided tours that are bound to please die-hard fans and novices alike.
Atlanta Movie Tours curently offers nine different movie tours, each with a different theme. Here’s a quick run-down of what you can expect from each one.
Big Zombie Tours 1,2 and 3
One of the most popular of all Atlanta Movie Tours’ offerings, the Big Zombie tours take visitors on locations featured in the long-running AMC series “The Walking Dead.” Set in a post-apocalyptic world populated by zombies (“walkers”) and survivors, the show is entering it’s ninth season in 2018. A member of the show “cast” acts as a guide along the three-hour tour, which starts at 9:30 a.m. at Castleberry Hill in Downtown Atlanta and continues through a number of other locations featured on the show.
Tickets are $69 for an adult and $55 for a child as of April 2018 and include transportation in an air-conditioned bus to each featured location.
Note: Big Zombie Tour 2 and 3 start at The Walking Dead Cafe’ in Senoia, Georgia, which is about an hour south of the city. Visitors can make their own way to the location or ride with Atlanta Movie Tours at an additional cost of $30 per person. The tours each start at 12:30 p.m., after the conclusion of Big Zombie Tour 1.
Big Zombie Walking Tour
This short one-hour walking tour takes visitors through the fictional town of Woodbury, where “The Walking Dead” takes place. The tour starts at The Walking Dead Cafe in Senoia, Georgia, and covers all of the important destinations featured in the show, from the hospital where it all began to the Claimer’s House. Led by a professional actor, the tour gives visitors a look at “The Walking Dead” from an insider’s point of view.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children aged 7 to 12. Tickets for children 6 and under are free.
The Atlanta Heritage Tour
This three-hour guided tour introduces visitors to the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta, offering glimpses into the past mixed with visits to movie sets of current African American films, such as “Selma,” “Hidden Figures” and more. The tour travels to the Wren’s Nest and includes a private tour of the Oakland Cemetery’s African American Grounds as well as visits to the locations of historic Civil Rights events.
The price of the tour is $85 and includes lunch, travel and a donation to the Oakland Cemetery’s African American Burial Grounds restoration fund.
The Best of Atlanta Tour
This three-hour tour features locations from the movies “Ride Along,” “Triple 9,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Baby Driver,” and “Captain America: Civil War.” Like the Bog Zombie Tours, it begins at the Atlanta MovieTours office in Castleberry Hill, and is hosted by a tour guide who shares memorable stories about the films. Tickets are $55 per person.
The Hero Tour
One of the newest additions to the Atlanta Movie Tours’ repretoire, The Hero Tour takes visitors on a three-hour excusrion through the sets of some of the most popular super-hero movies of all time, including “Captain America: Civil War” and “Spider-man: Homecoming.” The tour is led by an insider from the film industry and begins at Atlanta Movie Tours headquarters in Castleberry Hill in Downtown Atlanta. Tickets are $55 per person.
The Victory Tour
The Victory Tour takes visitors through the world of Katniss and “The Hunger Games” to the sets of “Catching Fire” and “Mockinjay 1 and 2.” The three-hour tour begins at the Castleberry Hill headquarters of Atlanta Movie Tours and takes visitors to some of the most iconic locations in the Hunger Games including President Snow’s Mansion and the Districts. Tickets are $65 per person.
Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind Tour
Narrated and led by a live “Margaret Mitchell,” this three-hour tour is a must for die-hard “Gone with the Wind” fans. Visitors will walk through the sections of Atlanta where Mitchell lived while she wrote her novel and hear the history of one of the most beloved American movies of all time. The tour starts at the Atlanta Movie Tours’ headqurters and includes a visit to Maragaret Mitchell House, where Mitchell wrote “Gone With the Wind,” and where her typewriter, the first draft of the book, and her Pulitzer Prize are on display.
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