19 Movie Landscapes You Can Totally Visit
Get your bags packed. It's going to be a wild ride.
1. King's Landing from Game of Thrones
The entire Croatian city of Dubrovnik was used as the set for King's Landing. You can even take a walking tour of all the filming locations around the city.
2. Shawshank Prison from The Shawshank Redemption
Shawshank Prison isn't real, but the Ohio State Reformatory is. Not only was this site used for Shawshank, but it is now also out of use and haunted! You can take either Shawshank or ghost tours.
3. The Entirety of Hobbiton from The Lord of the Rings
The entirety of Hobbiton was built in Matamata, New Zealand. You can still take a complete tour through the set.
4. The Very Large Array from Contact
The Very Large Array is simply the Very Large Array. If you like Contact, or satellite dishes, you can always check them out in Socorro, New Mexico.
5. Quick Stop Groceries from Clerks
There's not much to do here besides buy food or pretend to be either Jay or Silent Bob. There's even a Yelp page. So if you're ever swinging by Leonardo, New Jersey...
6. The mental institution from 12 Monkeys
Although set in Baltimore, the mental hospital from 12 Monkeys was actually Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Now a museum, it is apparently haunted and offers ghost tours through the fall.
7. Klendathu from Starship Troopers
Klendathu, the bug home world, was beautifully out of this world. If you have any desire to reenact Starship Troopers, you can always visit the shooting location at Hell's Half Acre in the Wyoming Badlands.
8. The Devil's Tower from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Devil's Tower is another amazingly out of this world landmark located in Wyoming. It gained particular fame for its use as an alien landing site in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
9. The Cuban satellite dish from Goldeneye
The Cuban satellite in Goldeneye is actually the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. Fun fact, this was also used as a shooting location in Contact and The X-Files.
10. Yavin 4 from Star Wars: A New Hope
Anyone looking to get a real life Star Wars fill can check out Tikal National Park in Guatemala. It has the dual honor of being a Mayan UNESCO site and being the location of Yavin 4.
11. Also Luke Skywalker's home in Star Wars: A New Hope
Luke Skywalker's family home on Tatooine, though alien looking, is actually the Hotel Sidi Driss in Matmata, Tunisia.
12. Deckard's Apartment from Blade Runner
Blade Runner broke ground by presenting the future as a dark and dystopian place. But Deckard's apartment is actually the Ennis House, a mansion built by Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles that's up for sale.
13. The stairs from The Exorcist
Remember those creepy stairs in The Exorcist? Well you can totally visit them in Georgetown! In fact, you can visit pretty much anywhere in that film.
14. The island from Jurassic Park
Now you can finally visit Jurassic Park!... Kind of. Although the sets are gone, who doesn't want an excuse to go to Kauai, Hawaii? Also, there are Jurassic Park-themed helicopter tours.
15. Dead City from Skyfall
Dead City, the hideout of Silva, from Skyfall is actually the completely visitable Japanese ghost city of Hashima Island. Although scenes actually taking place on the island were shot in a studio, the views of the island were completely real.
16. The scenes of Rome from Gladiator
Amazingly, the shots of Rome from Gladiator were never filmed in Rome, but instead in the ruins of Fort Ricasoli, Malta. Extensive CGI was then used to make the ruins seem like ancient Rome. Of course, you could also see the actual ruins at Rome.
17. The beach from The Beach
The island paradise from The Beach is a totally reachable destination. The filming took place almost entirely on Ko Phi Phi Leh Island in Thailand.
18. The summer palace from Anna and the King
A replica summer palace was built in Langkawi, Malaysia, for the film Anna and the King. Sadly it was affected by the 2004 tsunami, and now sits mostly dilapidated. Still, you can visit!
19. The apartment building from Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby is widely considered a horror film classic. The haunting apartment block was actually The Dakota in New York City.