Where Is Point Place Based On? Here Are Fan Theories Behind The Wisconsin City

The series That '70s Show was first aired on 23 August 1998
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Point Place is a fictional town based on Racine and Green Bay cities in Wisconsin states. Point Place served as the primary location of That '70s Show.

The American television series That '70s Show falls under the genre of a period teen sitcom that first aired on Fox network on August 23, 1998, and ran until May 18, 2006. The series aired for eight seasons and 200 episodes, each lasting 22 minutes.

The series was created by the known writers Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, and Mark Brazill and produced by production companies including Carsey-Werner-Mandabach Productions, 20th Century Fox Television, and Carsey-Werner Company. 

The show mainly focused on teenagers living in the fictional town of Point Place, Wisconsin, USA, during the mid to late 1970s.

According to IMDB, the series has a good viewers rating of 8.1 out of 10 based on 175k viewers. Moreover, the series has also won one primetime award in 1999, fifteen other different awards, and eighty-two various nominations during its run time.

Where Is Point Place Based On?

The fictional town Point Place is based in Racine and Green Bay city of Wisconsin state. The fictional town is the central location for the series.


Racine is one of the cities in Wisconsin, United States. The city is situated near the Root River's mouth on the edge of Lake Michigan. 

Racine City is located in the Wisconsin state
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According to a Reddit debate, fans believed that Racine was one of the cities on which the fictional town of Point Place may have been based.

Ashton Kutcher's character Michael Kelso said in the show that Racine was 2 hours away from Chicago when he was at the bus station with Jackie.

Moreover, the city also has a street named High St. and a house on that street with the address 420 High St near the community college, as mentioned in the show. 

Green Bay

Green Bay is one of the cities in Wisconsin state of the United States. It serves as the central city of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto territories.

The Ariel view of Green Bay city
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One of the fans thought Green Bay was one of the cities that the fictional town Point Place might be based on in the comments section of a Reddit. He mentioned the "FAQ" on the program's official website claiming that Point Place is a fictional suburb of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Where Was That '70s Show Filmed?

That 70s Show was filmed on Stage 2, CBS Studio Center 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City in Los Angeles. The series first aired in 1998.

The IMDB page of the series announced the filmed location. The series was shot in one of the famous sites, which was also used for filming other known movies and Tv series, including Roseanne, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The New WKRP in Cincinnati, The Betty White Show, and The Good Guys. 

That '70s Show was shot in the CBS Studio Center Los Angeles, California
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In the studio, the fictional town Point Place was created in the north-Midwestern state of Wisconsin. The series revolves around teenagers living in the fictional town of Point Place, Wisconsin, during the mid to late 1970s.

In the series, Point Place was described as a typical, boring Midwest town, as often pointed out by the Gang. The city is somewhere between Green Bay and Milwaukee.

The writer and creator of the series also formed fictional Houses, Educational institutions, Businesses, and Landmarks which helped to make Point Place town more realistic for the fans.