Lisa Iannucci loves movies and she also really loves traveling. So, she combined those two passions into an a book that takes readers on a journey to tours that tie into movies and TV shows. Readers will get useful information about official tours, interesting museums, filming locations and tourist hotspots (and maybe a few tourist traps). Organized by state, these travel destinations feature museums and attractions for films such as The Big Lebwoski, Goonies, The Wizard of Oz, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, even Close Encounters of the Third Kind and many more.
So, to celebrate The Walking Dead’s return on AMC, Lisa has allowed us to share an excerpt from her upcoming book, On Location: A Film and TV Lover’s Travel Guide. Enjoy! We’re sure you’ll eat this book up.
The Walking Dead premiered in 2010 and has been going strong ever since. This AMC American horror show is a narrative-driven show about the zombie apocalypse based on the comic series and has built quite a large cult following. A companion series and prequel, Fear the Walking Dead, debuted five years later, in 2015.
Much of The Walking Dead series takes place in and around Atlanta, Georgia and Alexandria, Virginia. There are many fun tours and museums for Deadheads to see in Georgia, where most of the filming is done.
According to the Georgia Mercantile website, The Touring Dead Walking Tour is specifically geared for fans of The Walking Dead. The 2-1/2 mile walking tour from Woodbury to Alexandria takes you through four seasons of filming locations.
The Georgia Mercantile offers The Touring Dead II – Survive the Ride, described as an interactive, live-action theatrical production.
Info: Cost of the tour is $25 for The Touring Dead Walking Tour and $125 for The Touring Dead II – Survive the Ride tour.
Contact: The Georgia Mercantile, 60 Georgia State Bicycle Rte 45, Senoia, GA 30276; 770- 599-0091.
Stop in at The Official Walking Dead Store at the Woodbury Shoppe, located on 48 Main St, in Senoia, Georgia. It is dedicated to all things The Walking Dead. Visit http://www.woodburyshoppe.com for more information.
Don’t expect to see any zombies at Nic & Norman’s, the restaurant of Greg Nicotero & Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead. Located in Senoia, Georgia where the series is filmed, the eatery offers a menu of options such as Norman’s burger (a bison patty with beetroot, spinach, onions, fried egg and mustard—without a bun), homestyle meatloaf, pot pie, flatbread, and so much more.
Info: Nic & Norman’s is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Contact: Nic & Norman’s, 20 Main St, Senoia, GA 30276; 770-727-9432.
Reprinted with permission from On Location: A Film and TV Lover’s Travel Guide available on Amazon.