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Anchorman 2 Tour

Filmed in Georgia in spring 2013, "Anchorman 2" picks up the story of Ron Burgundy in 1980 as he moves from local San Diego news to the first 24-hour cable news channel, "GNN," fictionally located in Manhattan. 

Filming took place all around Atlanta and surrounds, including a mansion in Buckhead, the fictional GNN stages--built in a West side warehouse--and underwater scenes filmed at a public safety training facility. Why not jump in the car and take a look at some?

  • The Silver Skillet: Ron gets an offer he can't refuse (and an envelope of money to go with it).
  • The Olympic Flame:  Champ’s “Whammy Chicken.”  No chicken of the cave here really!
  • Livingston Restaurant (at Georgian Terrace Hotel): Linda and Ron have a fancy meal, and he loses his ability to control the volume of his voice.
  • Peachtree Center: 30 Rockefeller Center, complete with ice rink.
  • Decatur Cemetery: Mourners, including Brick, gather to say goodbye to Brick.
  • Trader Vic’s and Manuel’s Tavern: In quick cuts, bar patrons watch Burgundy’s segments on GNN and sing his praises (in American).
  • Piedmont Park: Ron takes his son Walter for a father-son afternoon, and talks a little voodoo.
  • Old Georgia Archive building: Completed in 1965, this now-empty state building has a variety of looks, including the large wood-paneled offices of GNN (NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC).
  • Midtown Cleaners & Laundry: Brick and Chani have their first date at a soda machine here.
  • Atlanta Civic Center: Quick footage of Ron accepting an award.
  • The beaches of St. Simons Island: Ron lives in a lighthouse (built for the film, not the historic one), trains a shark, and reconnects with his family here.
  • Woodruff Park: Site of an epic battle as Burgundy struggles to make it to his son’s piano recital on time.
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway: You can just catch a glimpse of the grandstand as Ron’s RV flips across the roadway.

Tour At a Glance

The Silver Skillet

The Silver Skillet has been serving Southern style lunch and breakfast dishes since 1956. Local and national celebrities, politicians, Tech students and businesspeople frequent this 14th Street landmark.

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Olympic Flame Restaurant

Family owned and operated since 1970, the Olympic Flame restaurant, located on Marietta Boulevard, serves breakfast and lunch six days a week. It may or may not be proud of its starring role in "Anchorman 2" as Champ Kind's "Whammy Chicken," home of "chicken of the cave"... Scenes...

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Livingston Restaurant at the Georgian Terrace

The Livingston Restuarant and Bar, located in midtown Atlanta's historic 1911 Georgian Terrace Hotel, offers a dramatic setting for any occassion (or movie or TV show...).

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Peachtree Center

Peachtree Center is actually comprised of multiple buildings designed by famed Atlanta architect John Portman. A hallmark of the project is its numerous sky bridges, once criticized for discouraging the vitality of downtown streets.

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Trader Vic's

The oldest Trader Vic's in the US, the Atlanta location is situated inside the Hilton Atlanta on Courtland Street downtown. It is truly a tiki-lover's paradise.

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Manuel's Tavern

Manuel's Tavern has been family-owned and operated since opening on Highland Avenue in 1956.

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Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park is a 189-acre urban park with amenities that include miles of paved paths, picnic areas, playgrounds, soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, beach volleyball, dirt running path, swimming center, lake and fishing, dog parks, and more. It's a popular spot for filming...

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Old Georgia Archives Building

The old Georgia Archive building is 14 stories, clad in marble, and was completed in 1965. The collection was moved to a new building in Morrow in 2003, and the old building has been empty since that time. With its classic mid-century institutional look, it might be a stretch to say...

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Midtown Cleaners & Laundry

Like its neighbor across the street, Manuel's Tavern, entering Midtown Cleaners & Laundry is like traveling back in time.

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The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center

The 4,600-seat Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center is owned by the City of Atlanta and is self-supporting. When completed in 1967, the facility also acted as the city's first convention center. That portion of the campus later became Sci-Trek - a science museum - and is now...

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The beaches of St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island, one of Georgia's "Golden Isles," (with Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and privately owned Little St. Simons Island), is 80 miles south of Savannah on the Atlantic coast.

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Woodruff Park

Woodruff Park is a 6-acre park in the heart of downtown Atlanta, named for its donor, former Coca-Cola president Robert W. Woodruff. The park includes two fountains, a performance pavillion and several monuments and works of public art.

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Atlanta Motor Speedway

Not only is Hampton's 125,000-seat Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) a world-class oval track and site of NASCAR races, it has been featured many times in films and TV shows. Scenes from "Smokey and the Bandit 2," "Stroker Ace," "Six Pack," "Zombieland,"and "Necessary Roughness," have...

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Decatur Cemetery

The City of Decatur's 58-acre cemetery dates to 1823, making it a full decade older than the City of Atlanta.

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