The iconic settings and locations where a movie unfolds contribute significantly to its memorability. In many movies, the settings are either fictional or CGI, but in some of your favorite films, you can actually visit the real-life locations. Here are ten movie sets you can explore in person:
1. The Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand
If you’re a fan of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata, New Zealand is a must. You can walk through the picturesque Shire, see the Hobbit holes, and even enjoy a pint at the Green Dragon Inn.
2. Alnwick Castle, England
Harry Potter fans will recognize Alnwick Castle as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Located in Northumberland, England, this stunning castle offers tours where you can explore the grounds and even take broomstick flying lessons.
3. Petra, Jordan
The ancient city of Petra in Jordan served as the backdrop for “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Explore the stunning architecture carved into the rock and retrace the steps of Indiana Jones himself.
4. Nakatomi Plaza, Los Angeles
If you’re a fan of action movies, you’ll recognize Nakatomi Plaza as the setting for the iconic film “Die Hard.” While the building’s real name is Fox Plaza, located in Los Angeles, you can still visit and relive some of the movie’s most thrilling moments.
5. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando
Step into the magical world of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. Explore Diagon Alley, visit Hogwarts Castle, and even enjoy a butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks. This immersive experience brings the beloved books and movies to life.
6. Matmata, Tunisia
Star Wars fans will recognize Matmata as the home of Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” The unique underground dwellings in this Tunisian town were used as the set for the iconic Tatooine scenes.
7. The Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina served as the grand mansion in the movie “The Hunger Games.” Explore the stunning gardens, opulent interiors, and imagine yourself in the world of Panem.
8. The Overlook Hotel, Oregon
If you’re a fan of horror movies, you’ll recognize the Timberline Lodge in Oregon as the exterior of the infamous Overlook Hotel in “The Shining.” Take a trip to this stunning location and relive the eerie atmosphere of the film.
9. King’s Cross Station, England
Step onto Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station in London, England, and immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter. Take a photo with the trolley disappearing into the wall and relive the magic of the beloved series.
10. The Painted Hills, Oregon
The Painted Hills in Oregon served as one of the stunning backdrops for the movie “Wild.” Explore the vibrant colors and breathtaking landscapes that captivated audiences in this powerful film.
This article was updated 2 weeks ago