Movies play a big role in a lot of people’s lives because they are inspirational and entertaining. This allows a great film to have a lasting impact on your life. A great way to enhance the impact of a film is by visiting where it was shot. While a vast majority of movies are created on sound stages, this is not always the case. These are four real-life movie locations that you can visit at any time.
The Overlook Hotel
There is no denying that “The Shinning” is a horror masterpiece. The film is still able to frighten viewers today because of haunting setting and Jack Nicholson’s amazing performance. While the interior shots were filmed on a set, all of the exterior shots of the hotel were filmed at Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon. You can also experience writer Stephen King’s inspiration for the book by staying at The Stanley in Estes Park, Colorado.
“Die Hard” is widely considered to be one of the best action movies of all-time. This is a huge accomplishment considering almost the entire film takes place in a single building called Nakatomi Plaza. You can see this historic film landmark by making a trip to Fox Plaza in Los Angeles. This famous 34-story building was also the main setting for the film “Airheads.”
The Field of Dreams
When it comes to baseball movies, nothing can top “The Field of Dreams.” In order to get the perfect setting for the movie, Universal Studios created a baseball diamond on a patch of farm land in Dyersville, Iowa. The field was left to a local family after the movie was done shooting, so it is now open to the public every day. Visitors will get a chance to take a tour of the location and play a game of catch on the field.
A Christmas Story House
Christmas is a special time in the lives of a lot of people, so it only makes sense that we love movies about the holiday. No Christmas movie was able to resonate with the viewers quite like “A Christmas Story.” The Parker’s home in the film is located in Cleveland, Ohio. The house was recently restored and turned into a museum dedicated to “A Christmas Story.”