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Television and Movie Locations

Television and movie production facilities and landmarks that have been used as backdrops in TV shows, films and videos.


Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102
Opened in 1857, the building is the oldest grand opera house in America used for its original purpose. It is the home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philadelphia Opera Company.



New York, New York
First opened in 1962, Astroland covers 3.1 acres on Coney Island.


Bellagio Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, 89109
The Bellagio was one of the three casinos that Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his friends robbed in the movie Ocean's Eleven.


Biltmore House

Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, 28803
Built between 1888 and 1895 for George Washington Vanderbilt II, this French Renaissance-inspired chateau is the largest privately-owned home in the United States at 175,000 square feet.


California's Great America

Santa Clara, California, 95054
California's Great America is a 100-acre (40 ha) amusement park located in Santa Clara, California. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair, it originally opened as Great America in 1976 as one of two parks built and operated by the Marriott Corporation.


Chicago Water Tower

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60611
In 2004, the Chicago Water Tower, home of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau Visitor's Welcome Center, was featured in the finale of The Amazing Race 6.


Copley Square Hotel

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02116
The Copley Square Hotel was built in 1891 and is Boston's second-oldest hotel in continuous operation. The seven-floor hotel is mainly constructed of brick, and recently was given a thorough remodeling.


Devils Tower National Monument

Crook County, Wyoming
Devil's Tower rises 1267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding land and is part of the United States first official National Monument. It played a large role in the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."


Empire State Building

New York, New York
It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until the construction of the World Trade Center North Tower in 1972. It is now once again the tallest building in New York.


Fillmore Theater

Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 33139
Originally known as the Miami Beach Auditorium, the 2700-seat Fillmore Jackie Gleason Theater offers a year-round season of Broadway shows, concerts and dance performance!


Flatiron Building

New York, New York, 10010
The Flatiron Building was designed by Chicago's Daniel Burnham in the Beaux-Arts style. The 22-story building, with a height of 285 ft (87 meters), is one of the oldest surviving skyscrapers in Manhattan.


Flushing Meadows Corona Park

New York, New York
The park was the site of two world's fairs. It is also famous for its part in the movie "Men In Black."


Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, 33315
Once the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, the airport ranks as one of the 50 busiest airports in the world. The airport's close proximity to cruise line terminals has made it popular among tourists bound for the Caribbean.


Foster Auditorium

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 35487
This multi-purpose facility was built in 1939 and is most famous as the site of of the "stand in the schoolhouse door" incident. On June 11, 1963, Governor George C. Wallace blocked the entrance to prevent registration of African Americans.


Fox Studios

Los Angeles, California, 90035
Fox is one of the six major American film studios. The company was founded in 1935, as the result of a merger of two entities, Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures.


Fox Theatre

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, 48201
Both the interior and exterior of The Fox Theatre were used in a Chrysler commercial for its Chrysler 200, featuring Eminem, that aired during Super Bowl XLV in February 2011.


Gamble House

Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, 91103
Built for one of the owners of the Proctor and Gamble Company, the house is a notable example of the Arts and Crafts style of architecture. It played the part of Dr. Emmett Brown's home in the movie "Back To The Future."


George Washington Masonic Memorial

Alexandria, Virginia
The tower is fashioned after the Lighthouse of Alexandria, in part because of town's namesake, and the masonic interest in great buildings of the ancient world.


Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

Kearney, Nebraska, 68847
The Archway is a museum of and monument to Nebraska's and the Platte River valley's role in westward expansion. The Archway is directly over Interstate 80 three miles (5 km) east of Kearney, Nebraska.


Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles, California, 90027
Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park.


Hall of Fame for Great Americans

New York, New York
The "Hall of Fame" is an open-air colonnade, 630 feet in length. Placed along the colonnade are bronze busts of American-born people who have contribute to the economic, political, or cultural life of the nation.


Hotel Roosevelt

Los Angeles, California, 90028
The hotel was named after President Theodore Roosevelt. On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards were presented at a private dinner held at the Roosevelt Hotel.


Iowa State Capitol

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 50319
The Capitol was constructed between 1871 and 1886. It is the only five-domed state capitol in the country. The main dome of the capitol is gilded in tissue-paper thin sheets of pure 23-karat gold and is 275 feet (84 m) tall.


Louisiana State Capitol

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana, 70802
At 450 feet (137 meters) tall, with 34 stories, it is the tallest capitol building in the United States, the tallest building in Baton Rouge, and the seventh-tallest building in Louisiana.


Mall of America

Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 55425
Mall of America has a gross area of 4.2 million sq ft. (390,000 m2), with over 520 stores. The Mall is organized into 4 different zones, each with its own decorative style.


Monument Valley

Multiple States
The valley was carved out of the Colorado Plateau by ancient rivers which left the majestic buttes rising above the valley floor.


Myrtles Plantation

St Francisville, West Feliciana County, Louisiana, 70775
In 2002, Unsolved Mysteries filmed a segment about the alleged hauntings at Myrtles Plantation. According to host Robert Stack, the production crew experienced technical difficulties during the production of the segment. The Myrtles was also featured on a 2005 episode of Ghost Hunters.


O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60666
In "My Best Friend's Wedding," Julia Roberts' character meets her friend's fiancee at O'Hare. In the movies "Home Alone" and "Home Alone 2," The McAllisters live in a suburb of Chicago and are seen departing from O'Hare in both movies.


Oaks Amusement Park

Lake Oswego, Multnomah County, Oregon
Oaks Park is a small amusement park located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of downtown Portland, Oregon, U.S. Known as the "Coney Island of the Northwest" after its opening in May 1905, it is one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the country.


Owen J. Bush Stadium

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
In 1987, Bush Stadium was dressed up in different ways to be used as the stand-in for both Comiskey Park and Crosley Field during the filming of Eight Men Out, which was about the "Black Sox Scandal", the throwing of the 1919 World Series.


Paramount Pictures

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, 90038
Founded on May 8, 1912, Paramount is the oldest functioning movie studio in the United States. It produced many of the early movie stars including Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson, and Rudolph Valentino.


Paris Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, 89109
Owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment, this hotel-casino's theme is the city of Paris in France. It contains replicas of many famous landmarks in Paris, including a 540 ft. (164.6 m) replica of the Eiffel Tower.



Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, 37203
The Parthenon served as the location for the political rally in the climactic scene of Robert Altman's 1975 film Nashville. It was also used as a backdrop for the battle against the Hydra in the 2010 film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.


Pennsylvania Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 19130
Designed by John Haviland and opened in 1829, Eastern State is considered to be the world's first true penitentiary.


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130
The Art Museum stands on 10 acres that was formerly the reservoir for the Fairmount Water Works. It is one of the largest art museums in the country and holds over 225,000 objects.


Randy's Donuts

Inglewood, California, 90301
Randy's is one of four surviving buildings that feature the giant donut sculptures created by Robert Graham. The drive-in donut shop is open 24 hours a day.


Reading Terminal

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
The Reading Terminal is a complex composed of three parts: the Reading Terminal Headhouse, the Reading Terminal Trainshed, and the Reading Terminal Market. The station opened on January 29, 1893.


Redwood National and State Parks

With an area of 112,512 acres (45,500 ha), the parks protect 45% of the remaining groves of coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees, the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth.


Renaissance Center

Detroit, Michigan, 48243
The Renaissance Center (also known as the GM Renaissance Center and nicknamed the RenCen) is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Downtown Detroit, Michigan.


Rhode Island State House

Providence, Rhode Island, 02903
The Rhode Island State House served as the United States Capitol exterior in the 1997 film Amistad. It also served as the City Hall of Capital City in Disney's Underdog.


Silver Dollar City

Branson, Missouri, 65616
Silver Dollar City gained much public notice when the Clampett family of CBS-TV's The Beverly Hillbillies decided to pay a visit to the park (treated as an actual town, rather than a theme park) to start off the 1969-1970 season.


The Alamo

San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
The full name of the site was San Antonio de Valero Mission. It was build by the Spanish in the 1700's for the education and conversion of local Native Americans.


U.S.S. Alabama (BB-60)

Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
A South Dakota-class battleship, the U.S.S. Alabama served in World War II. The vessel is currently a museum and memorial docked in Mobile Bay.


Universal Studios

Universal City, California, 91608
Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the Universal City community of the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.


Utah State Capitol

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84103
In Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003) the Utah State Capitol was used for exterior and interior pictures of the U.S. Capitol. In Drive Me Crazy (1999), the Centennial prom scene was filmed in the Capitol Rotunda.


Valleyfair Amusement Park

Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota, 55379
Valleyfair Amusement Park appeared in a scene in the film Little Big League, with rides such as Corkscrew, Enterprise, High Roller, and The Wave being visible in the scene.


Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, 89109
The Venetian stands on the site of the Sands Hotel, which was imploded on November 26, 1996. It officially opened on May 3, 1999. Built at a cost of $1.5 billion, it is one of the most expensive resorts of its kind ever built.


Villisca Ax Murder House

Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa, 50864
The Villisca Ax Murder House was investigated by the Ghost Adventures Crew (GAC). During the episode, electronic voice phenomena (EVPs) were carried out. One EVP is believed to have picked up the voice of a man saying, "I killed six kids". The voice was described as if someone were swinging an axe as they said, "six kids".


Washington Monument (Baltimore)

Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
Designed by Robert Mills who also designed the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., construction began in 1815 and was completed by 1829.


Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40272
Opened in 1926 for tuberculosis patients, the hospital was often overcrowded. It was also used as a geriatrics hospital, but was closed in 1981 allegedly due to patient abuse. It is claimed to be the most haunted hospital in the eastern United States.


West Virginia State Penitentiary

Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, 26041
This gothic structure operated as a penitentiary from 1876 to 1995. Courts ruled that the 5 x 7-foot (2.1 m) cells were cruel and unusual punishment and the prison was closed. The site is now maintained as a tourist attraction and training facility.


Windsor Ruins

Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi, 39150
Windsor's ruins have appeared in two motion pictures�Raintree County (1957) and Ghosts of Mississippi (1996).


Woodstock Opera House

Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois
The Opera House was built in 1889 to house the library, council room, justice court, fire department & auditorium for the City of Woodstock.


Woolworth Building

New York, New York, 10007
The Woolworth Building, at fifty-seven stories, is one of the oldest skyscrapers in New York City. It is still one of the fifty tallest buildings in the United States as well as one of the twenty tallest buildings in New York City.

Top 10 Most Popular Television and Movie Locations Landmarks

  1. Devils Tower National Monument
  2. The Alamo
  3. U.S.S. Alabama (BB-60)
  4. Randy's Donuts
  5. Redwood National and State Parks
  6. Biltmore House
  7. Louisiana State Capitol
  8. Mall of America
  9. Chicago Water Tower
  10. Washington Monument (Baltimore)