The fan-favorite Stranger Things Experience opened at 1345 Montebello Boulevard last November, gracing the venue with thrilling decor and adrenaline-filled storylines. If you’re planning on taking the trip down to 1986 Hawkins, you might have a few questions about the location. Read on to learn more about the imposing venue, access to the experience, parking space and surrounding restaurant options that make 1345 Montebello Blvd. the ideal location to host the experience.
Journey through Hawkins right here, in L.A.!
For starters, the venue is 140,003-square-feet large! That leaves a gigantic amount of space for the world of Stranger Things to come to life. Life-sized recreations of the show sets take up all the space they need, including the Lab and Rainbow Room, as well as Palace Arcade, the Byers’ Living Room, Scoops Ahoy and Surfer Boy Pizza in the Mix-Tape area of the experience.
The venue is also in direct proximity to The Shops at Montebello, a 160-store regional mall, so you can grab a quick bite or do some shopping before or after heading to the experience. There’s a large free parking lot on site for easy access, and the experience is convenient to find on the highway (just keep an eye out for that Stranger Things Experience sign!)
Now that you have all the deets on location, here’s what you can expect from the experience itself: shocking surprises. If you think you already know the ins and outs of the experience, think again. While the Mix-Tape area provides all the thrill you may need (I mean, what do we need aside from photo-ops, cocktails, ice cream and pizza?), the real jaw-dropping moments come during the first half of the adventure, as you uncover your special powers to save a member of the gang from Vecna and rampant demogorgons. We won’t spoil, but it’s a wild experience unlike any other, developed with the actual show creators!
Now it’s time to take all that knowledge with you over to the Stranger Things Experience at 1345 Montebello Blvd. Multiple ticket options are available:
🎫 Standard Admission includes admission to the Hawkins Lab immersive experience and the free-roam Mix-Tape medley of locations.
🎫 VIP Admission includes admission to the Hawkins Lab immersive experience and the free-roam Mix-Tape medley of locations, a complimentary drink, a special Stranger Things gift, and priority access.