The Office might just be one of the most iconic TV sitcoms to come out since Friends or Seinfeld. It’s been watched by millions of people around the world and continues to be a fan favorite that people meme, quote, and put on in the background while they sit on their phones.
Even if you’ve only seen The Office once, you know how many memorable scenes and settings there are. That said, you might be surprised to learn that the show was essentially filmed solely in different parts of California. That’s right, the whole “Scranton” thing was a scam. Here are 19 filming locations from The Office you can actually visit in real life.
Note: Remember that these locations are businesses, educational facilities, places of worship, or private homes. Do not be a nuisance if you plan on trying to visit any of them, and you should always respect the owner’s wishes. Fans of The Office that cause trouble ruin it for everyone and make the others look bad.
Dunder Mifflin Scranton and The Warehouse
Address: 13927 Saticoy Street, Panorama City, CA 91402
The signature office building of Dunder Mifflin Scranton (and The Michael Scott Paper Company Inc.) is an actual building you can visit in Panorama City, California. Well, you can take a picture of it from nearby because it’s part of a gated complex with security, but still, you can visit it. The exterior is instantly recognizable.
The Rite Aid Where Pam Hijacks the Intercom
Address: 7239 Woodman Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91405
Remember when Jim dares Pam to talk over the intercom at Rite Aid? Well, if you ever wanted to visit that same store, you can head on over to Van Nuys, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, and do just that. It is pretty much just a Rite Aid, but hey, it’s another stop to add to your The Office filming locations bucket list.
Skating Rink Where Kevin Finds Out He Doesn’t Have Cancer
Address: 1001 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506
Michael learns that a negative result can actually be a positive in season 2, episode 19, when Kevin finds out that he doesn’t have skin cancer. It is nice to see that Michael is supportive and genuinely cares about the employees he so effortlessly torments with his shenanigans. Micahel also absolutely checks Toby into the glass in this episode too.
Pam and Roy’s Final Goodbye
Address:13359 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605
Okay, not necessarily their final goodbye, but after losing his job and getting pepper-sprayed, Roy wants to have one final talk with Pam. The diner that they end up at is actually a real-life restaurant you can visit today called The Hungry Fox. The table they sat at was immediately to the left of the front door if you plan on sitting where those two sat.
The High School Where We Find Out Andy Might Be a Pedophile
Address: 465 East Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91501
Andy has had some weird romantic relationships over the course of the show, but the weirdest (and creepiest) relationship is easily the one where we find out he’s romantically involved with a high schooler. That high school is 100% real, but thankfully everyone in that scene was just an actor. We wouldn’t recommend you go and visit a high school if you’re kid isn’t enrolled there, but you can drive past St. John Paul II Catholic High School in Burbank, CA.
Dwight’s Brunch Scheme to Takeover Dunder Mifflin
Address: 10001 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91602
Dwight is definitely a schemer, a lawful evil D&D character, and his ultimate plan to takeover Dunder Mifflin Scranton would have worked—had he not been grossly underqualified for a managerial position and attempting to backstab his boss. The diner he and Jan met at can be found in Northern Los Angeles in a neighborhood called Toluca Lake.
Lake Scranton isn’t Actually in Scranton
Address: 11700 Foothill Boulevard, Sylmar, CA 91342
Andy would probably still be out there floating if it weren’t for… wait, who saved him? Anyways, when Michael takes the staff to Lake Scranton for some beach fun and team building, he actually somehow brings them halfway across the country to Hansen Dam Recreation Area in Northern LA.
Dunder Mifflin Company Picnic
Address: 327 Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265
Next time your company is throwing a picnic, try and talk them into having it at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. Alright, that’s probably impossible for 99.9% of people, but it’s still worth a shot. This was the episode where we find out Pam is pregnant and further solidifies that Charles Miner is kind of a dick.
Address (Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch): 19802 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91321
Address (Underwood Family Farm): 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, CA 93021
You’re not going to be able to spend a night and experience the Irrigation Room or the America Room, but you can still drive by and say you were nearby. Schrute Farms is actually two separate locations. The farmhouse is mostly from Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch, while other scenes featuring beet fields are more than likely from Underwood Family Farm in Moorpark.
Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch has been the filming site of a ton of different movies and other TV shows like Joe Dirt, The Muppets, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
A Benihana Christmas
Address: 16226 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91436
Benihana is a fun restaurant anyways, but the fact that an episode of The Office was filmed at the one in Encino on Ventura Boulevard makes it even more special. It still is a Benihana, so go in and have an onion tornado and watch the chefs do tricks. Just please don’t try and take the waitresses home; they’re just trying to do their jobs.
Jim and Pam’s Church Wedding
Address: 14115 Magnolia Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
You can visit the same church where Jim and Pam get married at. It’s right off of Western Magnolia Boulevard in Sherman Village, a neighborhood in LA. The church itself has beautiful grounds and great architecture; just be sure they’re okay with visitors before you go strolling around. The name of the church is The Congregational Church of the Chimes.
Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration and Phyllis’s Church Wedding
Address: 4390 Colfax Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91604
The church where Bob Vance from Vance Refrigeration and Phyllis got married is easily found in North Hollywood. The church is very picturesque and will be 100 years old in 2024. If you do want to take a peek inside, remember that it is a church, and you should respect their wishes. It’s best to call ahead and see before planning anything.
Jim and Pam’s First Home Together
Address: 13831 Calvert Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401
You can actually drive by the nice, quaint house that Jim secretly buys to surprise Pam. If you remember, it was actually his parent’s house that he grew up in, and he couldn’t think of a better first home for them to start their family. Just remember that it is a house, and you should respect the neighborhood, neighbors, and the owner of it if you do decide to take a peek.
The Steamtown Mall
Address: 14006 Riverside Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
A lot of things happen at The Steamtown Mall throughout the series, so if you want to visit this stronghold of The Office action, just take a drive over to the Westfield Fashion Square Mall. This is where Michael takes the girls on Women’s Appreciation Day, where Pam and Phyllis buy their matching outfits, and where Sue Grafton made Phyllis cry.
Michael’s Condo Next to Johnny Depp
Address: 7303 Bonnie Place, Reseda, CA 91335
Michael purchases a condo in the same neighborhood as who he thinks is Johnny Depp, which Jim sarcastically shoots down since Johnny Depp is clearly not looking for a condo in Scranton, PA. However, Johnny Depp might be looking at condos in Reseda, CA. Okay, no, he wouldn’t, but you can still visit Michael’s condo if you so please. Damn, Johnny Depp would’ve been a great guest star on The Office.
Meredith and Darryl’s Houses
Address: 14142 and 14152 Emelita Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401
Meredith and Darryl were neighbors, even though it wasn’t ever mentioned in the show. Both of them lived in houses that were located at Emelita Street in Van Nuys. It’s interesting that they filmed scenes right next to each other but never thought to use that fact in the plot of the show.
The Trivia Bar
Address: 5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
The Federal Bar in North Hollywood is where Oscar and his trivia team lost to Kevin, Erin, Meredith, and Kelly in an amazing display of pure knowledge and prowess. The bar offers food, drinks, and even a trivia night if you want to relive the show.
Jim’s Awkward Daycare Scene
Address: 2030 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90041
We’ve probably all opened a bathroom door without knocking, which made for an awkward situation. You might remember Jim doing just that when they were looking for a daycare, but the interviewer ultimately couldn’t look past it, and Jim and Pam weren’t “as charming as they think.” We don’t suggest visiting a daycare, but you can drive past it if you want. It’s called Peekaboo Playland in LA.
Do the Scarn in the OG Bar
Address: 4354 Woodman Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
In the “Threat Level Midnight” episode, Michael and the rest of the crew do a dance he calls the Scarn at a bar. It was also turned into a Billie Eilish song that was pretty popular a few years ago. Anyways, the bar from that scene in the show is called The Chimnewsweep Lounge and can still be found in Sherman Oaks, CA.