Stranger Things

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The Plot

Set in the state of Indiana in 1983, Stranger Things follows the journey of a group of friends searching for Will Byers, who went missing near a top-secret government laboratory. After befriending a peculiar loner girl, Eleven, the team go on the hunt to find Will and are faced with supernatural things happening in their town, and the mysterious Upside Down.

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Shows Released

2016 – 2019

Filming Locations

Indiana, USA

Destination why you should visit

Why You Should Visit

Get a taste of the Upside Down before the eagerly-anticipated third series of Stranger Things and enjoy a range of tours to show you around Hawkins.

Destination Film Facts
  • Did You Know?

    The show’s creators used photos of Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road to convince Millie Bobby Brown to cut her hair short.

  • Did You Know?

    An average of 8.8 million people watched Stranger Things 2 in its first three days on Netflix and 361,000 people watched all nine episodes in its first 24 hours.

  • Did You Know?

    A flight to Indiana would take 11.5 hours from the UK. That’s enough time to watch all of season one and half of season two.

  • Did You Know?

    Whilst you won’t be able to visit the Upside Down, you can visit the sites of Hawkins Laboratory (where Eleven was experimented on), Hawkins Middle School, Hawkins High School, and other favourites from the series.