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10 Famous TV & Movie Locations You Can Visit
Nov 03, 2016
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Ever wish you could sip a latte with Gunther or kick back in Frodo's hometown? Well hold on to your wizard hats because ... you can! Whether you're a wannabe mutant or a prospective Hunger Gamer, there's an accessible film location for you to visit. Prepare to step into your favorite fictional worlds and become the star of your own A-list adventure. Start practicing your Oscar acceptance speeches, people.
Central Perk from
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wbstudiotour.com[/caption] As part of the Warner Brothers studio tour, visitors can actually sit in the famous hangout spot from the beloved TV show. Could this
any cooler? Props to anyone who plays
on their phone when they get there.
Camp Firewood from
Wet Hot American Summer
Tragically, Camp Firewood isn't a real place but the 2001 cult classic was filmed at Camp Towanda in Honesdale, PA. It's still an active sleepaway camp, although I'm told they don't have any talking cans of vegetables.
The Baseball field from
Field of Dreams
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fodmoviesite.com[/caption] Kevin Costner built it in 1989 and 27 years later they're still coming. The crew created the baseball field for the movie on two different farms in Dubuque County, IA. Legend says the Ghost Players are still known to play a few innings every now and then.
Xavior's School from
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casaloma.ca[/caption] Who knew Professor Xavior was Canadian? Okay he isn't but the mansion they used for his school for gifted youngsters in the movies, Casa Loma, is located in Toronto. It's a beautiful destination for visitors both human and mutant alike.
District 12 from
The Hunger Games
I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!! I'm sorry, I don't know why I just yelled that. President Snow may have destroyed it but you can still visit Katniss's hometown at the abandoned textile village Henry River Mill Village in North Carolina. (Insert Hunger Games whistle here)
Monk's Cafe from
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tripadvisor.com[/caption] So you're just walking around New York City and yada, yada, yada you end up outside the
Diner. While they filmed the interior scenes in California, the exterior shots for Monk's Cafe took place at Tom's Restaurant in the big apple. If you don't go here then you can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister!
The Hobbit Shire from
Lord of the Rings
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Lord of the Rings
trilogies can tour the magical recreation of the Shire.
Kellerman Resort from
Ladies, you can finally use the caption, "Nobody puts baby in the corner." The Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, VA is where Baby, along with every other human (male and female), fell in love with Patrick Swayze's Johnny Castle character. The lodge (which, in the flick was located in the Catskills) even has
weekends with themed activities.
Luke Skywalker's Home from
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cnn.com[/caption] George Lucas used centuries old subterranean dwellings that were converted into a hotel for the Jedi legend's childhood. The Hotel Sidi Driss in Matmata, Tunisia is still operational and stocked with props from
Attack of the Clones
Platform 9 3/4 from
When you finally receive your Hogwarts acceptance letter, head over to King's Cross Station in London. They've got a replica of the secret magical entrance that's been delighting tourists and Instagram feeds for years.
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