5 Must-See ‘Walking Dead’ Destinations
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"Walking Dead" fans know exactly where to go if they want to immerse themselves into the world of the apocalypse - Senoia, Georgia. As the show's primary filming location, this small town has reinvented itself as the zombie capital of the world. Daily tours, set stalking, theme stores and a restaurant owned by one of the show's stars all keep a steady stream of TWD followers passing through. But, fans don't have to travel to Georgia to get a taste of their favorite show. Here's a look at five perfect destinations around the country for any diehard fan of "The Walking Dead."
The Walking Dead Mural, Cynthiana, Kentucky
This summer, for the first time ever, Cynthiana, Kentucky celebrated their prodigal son, "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman. "The Walking Dead Day" featured comic signings, costume contests, tours and the unveiling of a massive "Walking Dead" mural painted by Portuguese artist Sergie Odeith. Arts Council Board Member Emily Ammerman said, “We wanted this first mural to really make a statement and it’s great to honor 'The Walking Dead', because it has been such a big hit and people here are proud of the local connections.” You can check out the mural, located on S Walnut St in Cynthiana, any time.
The World's Largest Gathering of Zombies, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis isn't branded as a "Walking Dead" event, but for fans who love all things walkers there is no better place to let that (zombie) freak flag fly. Held in mid-October, this annual event was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies." The event, which takes place at over 20 venues and features more than 30 live bands, is open to all wannabe zombies over 21. Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased online.
Zombie Survival Camp, Whiting, New Jersey
Fans who would rather fight a horde of zombies than become one can sign up for New Jersey's Zombie Survival Camp. Here, Zombie survivalists will learn to use a crossbow like Daryl, become a team leader that would make Rick proud, find shelter like Carol and shoot a firearm as well as Carl. Right now, there are still spots open for an upcoming day camp taking place on Sept. 24. Day camps are open to adults and teens 15 and over and cost $179 per person.
The Walking Dead Cruise, Miami, Florida
Themed cruises seem to be all the rage so it was just a matter of time before the Walker Stalker folks brought their conventions to the high seas. The four-day Walker Stalker Cruise will depart Miami aboard the Norwegian Pearl and make its way to the private island of Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. Among the show's cast and crew who will be along for the voyage are Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Tom Payne, Greg Nicotero and Michael Traynor. Fans can into the spirit of the undead during the nightly theme and costume parties, too. There are still rooms available starting at $598, based on the number of guests per room. To book, visit walkerstalkercruise.com.
Universal's New Walking Dead Attraction, Los Angeles, California
Thanks to Universal Studios Hollywood, TWD fans don't have to wait for Halloween to get (safely) chased by zombies. The theme park has just opened the new "Walking Dead Attraction" which is described as "a fully immersive journey where you navigate through a world overrun by hungry walkers...and battle your way through nightmarish iconic landscapes that bring the most popular cable TV show in history to life!" The attraction is the first of its kind to be open year-round. Advance tickets can be purchased at universalstudioshollywood.com.
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