September 10, 2020 2 min read
If you consider yourself a movie buff, you likely can recite lines from your favorite films by heart. You’ve attended events for fans or even created a playlist on YouTube based on one of your favorite characters. If you haven’t thought about visiting the exact locations where the filming of some of your favorite movies occurred, you’re in for a treat. You can stand in an iconic film location where cinematic history took place.
Below, we’ve listed some of the most incredible famous movie locations that you can visit throughout the world. Many are free and allow you to take a self-guided tour of them. Others charge a nominal fee to visit.
Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? If you ever felt tempted to skip school, sing on a parade float, visit beautiful works of art, and ride in a sports car as a kid, you’ll love making your Ferris Bueller’s Day Offdreams come true. The iconic museum featured in the film is no other than The Art Institute of Chicago. Open to visitors, it’s a place where you can go to check out incredible works of art without the need to play hooky.
North Hollywood, California’s Circus Liquor, can be seen in the movie Clueless.It’s where the main character Cher gets robbed. Complete with a giant replica clown sign, it’s sure to make any 90’s rom-com fan’s heart skip a beat. Just remember to come to a full stop at the stop sign instead of ‘totally pausing.’ As if!
You don’t need to be a sports enthusiast to enjoy The Field of Dreams. The 1989 film featuring Kevin Costner has seen its fair share of visitors throughout the years. It’s one of the most visited movie landmarks in the States. If you’re passing through Iowa, stop and take a few photos.
Fans of Bridget Jonesfilms can recreate their own rowing adventure with a love interest in Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire, England. It’s a location featured in many films, including James Bond’s Tomorrow Never Dies.You can write about the experience in your own travel-themed diary right away.
Combine your love for movies and movement by planning a trip that includes at least one famous film location to visit. Prepare for the occasion by doing your research. Learn as many facts about the movie before visiting the area where producers filmed some of your favorite cinematic scenes.
This list is just a sample of the many locations you can visit that have movie tie-ins. Think about your favorite film and learn something about its history and geographic location. Then, see if you can visit the same spot where your favorite scene played out. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to feel more love and appreciation for your favorite movies when you’re standing in the location where the actors stood.
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