A few weeks ago, Savannah and I, along with our spoiled pups, Hunter and Chloe, packed up the SUV and headed east to visit the Sweet Home Alabama filming locations. Unlike our previous tours, we split this tour into two days since the 16 locations we were visiting were spread out across Georgia. On the first day we traveled to a small out-of-the-way town called Crawfordville where the majority of the movie was filmed. This town served as the backdrop for Pigeon Creek, Alabama and housed 12 of the 16 filming locations we visited. On the following day, we traveled north and south of Atlanta to visit the remaining 4 locations.
Recently I published a blog posted titled “Sweet Home Alabama: Then and Now – 12 Years Later” to share our journey through Pigeon Creek with our family and friends, as well as all the fans of the movie. The post includes more than 80 then-and-now photos, video of the filming locations stitched in with scenes from the movie, then-and-now slideshow, and behind-the-scenes photos. There’s a lot of great content in the post so check it out if you haven’t done so already.
The Travel Summary below includes everything you need to know to plan your trip. On the next two pages you will find a list of all the filming location addresses, as well as links to view their locations on Google Maps. It’s always a good idea to scope out the area you plan on visiting prior to your trip. Especially when some of these places are in the middle of nowhere. The very last page includes a list of the most notable scenes filmed at each location.
Have a great time exploring Pigeon Creek!
Number of filming locations visiting: 16
Number of towns visiting: 5
Number of counties visiting: 5
Estimated travel time: 8 hours
Estimated sightseeing time (pictures, videos, lunch, etc.): 5 hours
Total estimated trip time: 13 hours
Estimated travel miles: 392.1 miles
Tour date: Friday, July 18, 2014
Departure time: 10:00 a.m.
Approximate return time: 5:00 p.m.
Tour date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Departure time: 11:30 a.m.
Approximate return time: 5:30 p.m.