I recieved a complimentary ticket through the travel campaign with New Creative Media. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. Any additional expenses incurred were my own.
A few days ago I told you about our stay in the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center. During our stay, we ventured out to local activities including the Southern Hollywood Film Tour.
The Southern Hollywood Film Tour is offered by The Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau. We were taken by van through the cities of Peachree City and Senoia. Throughout our tour, we were taken around the city and shown scenes from popular movies such as Fried Green Tomatoes, Sweet Home Alabama, and Joyful Noise. Several popular TV shows were also filmed in the area such as Drop Dead Diva and The Walking Dead.
Our guide, John, was very knowledgable about the area. He happily answered any questions that we had and pointed out sights along the way. First up, we visited The Fred, which is the local Peachtree City amphitheater. It is used in their summer concert series and also in the Joyful Noise movie.
My favorite part of the tour was seeing the beautiful Starrs Mill, which was featured in Sweet Home Alabama. It is absolutely gorgeous! While we were out there, several photographers were as well, shooting photos. There was a beautiful river that ran along behind it.
We also ventured around Senoia and saw one of the houses in Fried Green Tomatoes. It’s such a pretty house in a peaceful area.
Next we were shown fences that were being put up for a new Walking Dead scene. I admit, we have never seen the show, but it was kinda neat seeing stuff that other people were excited about. The Walking Dead is being filmed by Raleigh Studios in Senoia. After the tour, the driver dropped us off in Senoia so some of the tourists could visit The Official Walking Dead Store and so we could walk where Driving Miss Daisy was filmed. We walked around town a bit and then decided to stop by to see what all the fuss was about. We didn’t stay long, but took a few pictures to share with you guys.
In the Official Walking Dead Store, there was a couple jail cells that you could stand in for photos. There was also a set of doors chained together that said “DONT OPEN DEAD INSIDE”. Also displayed were several posters, writings on the walls from cast members, a motorcycle, and some full size cutouts of characters. Sorry I can’t elaborate more, I am very unfamiliar with the show.
After we left that store, we decided to try out some of the local foods. We visited Main Street Fudge & Ice Cream and tried their Deep Fried Oreos. Yes you read that right! Deep Fried Oreos! YUM! I definitely recommend stopping here if you go on the tour.
We were very thankful for this opportunity to see where some great actors have been and where movies were made. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to check out the Southern Hollywood Film Tour. I’m sure you’ll have as much fun as we did!
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