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12 Imaginary Destinations From Films That You Can Actually Visit

Some of the most iconic film sets in the history of cinema can be experienced firsthand. And with Buick's 24 Hours of Happiness Test Drive, you can enjoy the experience of owning a Buick firsthand by taking it home for an entire day.

The Ghostbusters Headquarters (Ghostbusters)

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The Hook & Ladder #8 firehouse in Tribeca once served as a home base for everyone's favorite wraith wranglers. Today the building at 14 North Moore Street remains an active location for some of New York City's bravest.

The Overlook Hotel (The Shining)

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Guests may recognize the Timberline Lodge in Oregon as the place where all work and no play made Jack a dull boy. Exterior shots of the Timberline helped establish the setting for Stanley Kubrick's creepy masterpiece.

Punxsutawney Town Square (Groundhog Day)

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Nakatomi Plaza (Die Hard)

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Fox Plaza in Los Angeles has housed Twentieth Century Fox and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. It also provided the perfect backdrop for Bruce Willis' unique brand of vigilante justice in the 1988 hit Die Hard.

OCP Headquarters (RoboCop)

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To flesh out his dystopian vision, director Paul Verhoeven chose Dallas City Hall as a model for the headquarters of Omni Consumer Products.

Görlitz Department Store (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

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Normally one might be hard-pressed to find a real-world example of the trademark aesthetic found in Wes Anderson's films. But the distinct layout of this now-defunct department store on the German–Polish border fit the bill for 2014's The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The Tenenbaum Residence (The Royal Tenenbaums)

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Similar to the Görlitz, this unique corner property in Harlem set the stage for Wes Anderson's third film, in which the building lent its charm to a complex portrait of family drama.

Top Notch (Dazed and Confused)

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This burger joint was one of several venues that enabled Dazed and Confused to capture the spirit of teenage life in the '70s. Visitors to the Allandale neighborhood in Austin can still visit this site where some of the film's most memorable lines were delivered.

Napoleon's High School (Napoleon Dynamite)

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High schools are notorious incubators for awkwardness, and Preston High School in Idaho depicted perhaps one of the best examples. Napoleon may have graduated, but his alma mater still stands.

Ray's Farm (Field of Dreams)

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The Lansing Family Farm was once an unassuming piece of property in Iowa. But the success of Phil Alden Robinson's poetic baseball narrative quickly launched this site into mainstream consciousness.

Port Royal (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)

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While Port Royal is a real city in Jamaica, the place where Captain Jack Sparrow made his mark was actually in Wallilabou Bay on the island of Saint Vincent.

The Parker Residence (A Christmas Story)

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The home where Ralphie pined after a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle sits on a quiet block in Cleveland and is open to tourists. Visitors looking for the house can keep their eyes peeled for the warm glow of a leg lamp in the front window.

​Leave your car and drive off in a brand-new one for 24 hours? Seems imaginary, but it's real. The new 24 Hours of Happiness Test Drive lets you bring home any new Buick for a full day.