13 Places Every Movie Buff Has to Visit
Want to see the real-life places your favorite silver screen scenes were filmed? Grab your passport, pack your bag, and head out to one of these 13 famous places:
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1. Jurassic Park – Kauai, Hawaii
Best approached by helicopter, the green slopes of the Kauai Na Pala coast are the legendary hilltop views that welcome paleontologists Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant to the dinosaur-filled island of Jurassic Park. Dinosaurs are not the only beasts that roam this island however, in the 1976 version of King Kong, Kauai was the setting of Skull Island where the simian giant was born.
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2. The Amityville Horror – Long Island, USA
The infamous house that spawned the creation of numerous books and movies about the terrifying murders committed by one of its inhabitants can be seen at 112 Ocean Drive in the small Long Island neighborhood of Amityville. In the fall of 1974, Butch DeFoe murdered both his parents and four siblings claiming “the voices in the house made me do it.” The next owners of this creepy landmark lasted only 28 days before fleeing in fear. Only the bravest movie buffs are recommended to visit this truly haunted house.
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3. Home Alone – Winnetka, Illinois
Every year when the holiday season hits many of us gather round to watch our favorite Christmas classics. One of the most memorable childhood hits has to be Home Alone and you will all be happy to know that Kevin McAllister’s famous house is actually real. Located in the small town of Winnetka Illinois, at 671 Lincoln Avenue, the house is frequented by nostalgic movie lovers year round.