We are both HUGE fans of The Walking Dead, a television series based on a comic book series by the same name. It is filmed in the Atlanta, Georgia area. While on vacation, we took an afternoon to visit 2 well-known locations in the show.
“Alexandria” – the “town/community” outside of Washington, DC where the group ends up after attempting to get to DC. Having spent a fair amount of time in the real Alexandria, Virginia region, we knew it wasn’t filmed there. It is actual a small neighborhood in Senoia, Georgia. “Alexandria” is a real community in Senoia. The residents agree to have the walker wall in place – it’s probably for the best – can you imagine your neighborhood being overrun with crazy tourists???
If you cross the street from “Alexandria”, you are in “Woodbury”, another fictional “town/community” in the series. The real town of Senoia is small (population about 3,000) and has a couple of blocks to its “downtown” area. It appears that the TV show has allowed for some commercial growth due to tourism. We stopped in at Woodbury Shoppe – basically a Walking Dead souvenir store. John got a new t-shirt and Barb a new mouse pad!