5 The Walking Dead Tours to Take Right Now

Halloween is right around the corner, and we’ve got zombies on the brain – or maybe it’s the return of AMC’s original TV series “The Walking Dead.” If you’re looking for a zombified fall adventure yourself (perhaps one that is a little less dangerous than what Rick Grimes and company are getting into), we recommend heading to North Georgia where the show’s filming locations bring to life the post-apocalyptic world of walkers. Below are some of our favorite walking tours for Walking Dead fans.

Walk Like a Walker in Haralson

With fewer than 200 residents, Haralson sets the scene for some of the show’s most dramatic scenes. Explore the Walking Dead Filming Location Tour here to relive the early seasons and see the Cherokee Rose retail store, where Glenn (played by Steven Yeun) risked his life to bring Lori prenatal vitamins, as well as the Esco Feed Mill Complex, where Merle was ambushed by walkers.

As part of the experience, you’ll also be able to transform yourself into a zombie with Hollywood-like makeup and practice your zombie lurch with guidance from someone who actually played a walker. Dress up as Daryl (Norman Reedus), complete with crossbow; Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) with a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat named Lucille; Michonne (Danai Gurira), complete with her famous sword; or any other character you like and recreate your favorite scene using green screens. During the tour, you’ll also get a chance to visit actual sets used on the show, and you’ll be able to see walkers who will appear throughout. You’re likely to walk away with a makeup artist-created walker bite no matter how careful you are.

Experience Post-Apocalyptic Atlanta

In the first season, the Atlanta provided key locations, including Rick’s house, the hospital where he awoke from his coma, the police station where he worked, and the goat farm from episode four. Take part in the Walking Dead Big Zombie Tour Part 1 in Atlanta to see all the top sights and test your knowledge against other super fans. Former extras offer insider tidbits about what it’s like to be a part of filming as tour guides.

Cross the Tracks to Terminus in Senoia

There is only a 6-mile (10-kilometer) drive from Haralson and a 35-mile (56-kilometer) drive from Atlanta to historical Senoia, the fictional town where Michonne and Andrea were taken hostage in season three. Since Beth was trapped in the hospital, and Morgan’s apartment are all nearby, this might be the most memorable filming location for TWD fans. Take the Walking Dead Big Zombie Tour Part 2, which also takes you across the iconic railroad tracks that the group followed to Terminus, to see them all. The walker-infested tunnel that Tara and Glenn had to go through will not be the one you have to navigate.

Travel from Woodbury to Alexandria

Fans know that two miles is nothing compared to what Rick, Carl, Maggie, and the other characters covered in this series. If you’re up for walking two miles (3.2 kilometers) on foot, the Touring Dead Walking Tour is a true adventure. Discover locations used to film scenes in infamous Woodbury, as well as the Alexandria community area led by actors dressed as characters. It is the only tour that visits Alexandria, where you can see the TV characters’ homes and the spot where Negan killed Spencer.

Unite with Fellow Walker Stalkers and Katniss-Loving Tributes

Private Atlanta Film Locations Tours are perfect for die-hard fans who want to see the Atlanta film sites at their own pace. Fans of pop culture will also love this tour’s visit to filming locations such as President Snow’s mansion, Katniss’ home, and the District 11 riot sites. In addition to seeing the Jackson Street Bridge and Morgan’s home, this tour also visits areas where filming took place for “The Hunger Games.”