Everyone loves the movies and we all have our favorites. Have you ever wondered what happens to the sets after the film has been completed? And, what about those real life buildings and locations that are always there? Well, here are a few of the choicest movie sets from years gone by that are still there today where you can visit and even take tours. Seen above is Kings Cross Station in London where there actually is a Platform 9 3/4 from the legendary Harry Potter films.
If you head down to Virginia, you can visit the Mountain Lake Lodge which was the scene of that memorable summer vacation for Baby in the New York Catskills.
Field of Dreams
Yes, the Field of Dreams is actually in Iowa. In Dyersville, Iowa to be exact. The movie’s producers left the field intact on the owners property and, not only can you visit it, but you can play on it. I guess they knew that if they built it, we would come…
Yes, the fire house used in the original and beloved movie from the 1980’s exists in New York City in Tribeca. It is the Hook and Ladder #8 and you can take all of the pictures you want.
The Shawshank Redemption
One of the greatest movies of its time, it took place in an old and creepy prison in Maine. The building itself, however is located in Mansfield, Ohio and it is called the Ohio State Reformatory. It was a real prison but was closed in 1990. Tours, however, are available every day.
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
Steven Spielberg made this Indiana Jones film in the breathtaking city of Petra, Jordan. It is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in the world and is a must see on any travel bucket list.
The Lord of the Rings
Peter Jackson’s memorable film was made entirely in New Zealand. The entire set for the film was built special and it remains there as a huge sort of park complex. It is on New Zealand’s North Island at Matamata.
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