Four Hunger Games Atlanta Tours

The Atlanta History Center
The Goat Farm
The Goat Farm on Atlanta’s westside is where they filmed District 12. It’s also a stop on the Atlanta Movie Tour of the Hunger Games.

By Sue Rodman
The movie for Catching Fire, the second book in the Hunger Games series was filmed right here in Atlanta. If you aren’t familiar with the trilogy, young adults from the fictitious country of Panem are forced to fight to the death in an arena while televised. It sounds awful, and well, it is, but once you start watching, you won’t want to stop.

After you see the movie, bring it to life by visiting the filming locations around town, or creating your own tour. Here are four ways to experience the Hunger Games in Atlanta.

  1. Take a Tour of the Capitol  –The Atlanta History Center is hosting Swan House Capitol Tours. This is a guided tour showcasing the Swan House and the rooms used during filming. You’ll have access to a special behind-the-scenes exhibit showcasing photos from the filming and movie props, as well as an opportunity to take your own pictures in sets from the movie.  Tickets are $10 in addition to museum admission.

    Capitol Tours
    The Atlanta History Center is the site of President Snow’s mansion. Take a guided Capitol Tour, with photo opportunities with movie props. Tour goers are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters.
  2. Take a Tour of the filming locations – Step on a shuttle bus and explore the filming locations around Atlanta for Catching Fire.  The Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours and Atlanta Movie Tours will take you to Presidents Snow’s Mansion, District 12, The Victory Tour, and the beginning of the Games – tick tock! Included in the tour: guides, hands-on activities, entrance to all filming locations, and lots of photo opportunities. Note, this site doesn’t have the Atlanta information up yet. Here’s an overview from the Atlanta CVB. 

    Catching Fire
    Archery tag is one of the activities of the Hunger Games Adventure Weekends coming this spring to Atlanta.
  3. Enter the Games – My son is very excited about this opportunity. Coming in the spring you’ll be able to experience the Hunger Games in a weekend long adventure. During this immersive hands-on weekend from the Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours and Atlanta Movie Tours, you’ll spend three days and two nights in Atlanta walking in the footsteps of your favorite characters. The weekend includes lodging, meals, transportation to filming locations, tour guides and mentors, and hands-on activities like archery, food that your favorite characters would have experienced, a Gala Banquet and a final death-free game simulation.

    Panola Mountain State Park
    Try the Field Trips with Sue Hunger Games Experience, and learn to be an archer at Panola Mountain State Park.
  4. Bring the Fantasy of the Hunger Games to Life – For the DIY person, you can put together your own Hunger Games Experience. We’ve got everything you need in our post Experiencing the Hunger Games in Atlanta. Take an archery class, go underground in a mine, take your own Victory Train Tour and enjoy the excesses of the Capitol.

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Sue Rodman is the mom of 3 boys and publishes Field Trips with Sue, an award winning family travel blog about the Southeast and fun places to visit from the Southeast, covering outings, day trips, weekend getaways and family vacations. Field Trips with Sue is a Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick Winner, a Red Tricycle Best Family Travel Blog and a best blog nominee. Sue has been interviewed on Family Travel in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Northside Neighbor, Publix Magazine, and on all three major networks. For four years, Sue produced a Field Trips with Sue travel segment for CBS Better Mornings Atlanta, and has filled in for the host of WXIA Friday Freebies. Sue offers inside information about must-see Atlanta attractions and more in her popular book “100+ Free Things to do in Atlanta.”

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