20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Famous Movie Locations

The worlds that filmmakers build are pretty amazing -- from the design to the population, they pretty much have to be in order to keep the audience fully immersed in the movie experience.

But, more often than not, those worlds are built from actual places you can visit. And, more often than not, those places end up being a lot cooler than the movie universes they're featured in. We're talking about places like ...

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MATRIX CRACKEDCOR RELOADED The Wachowskis built a 1.5 mile long replica of a freeway on an old Naval base in Alameda, California to shoot the famous c

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The Atoll in Waterworld was a 1,000-ton set that floated off the coast of Hawail. The set had to be rotated for certain shots so that only open water

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TOP TIP ORE The Tip Top Cafe, where After shooting wrapped, however, it much of the action takes found enough customers to become place in Groundhog D

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LOCATIONS AROUND THE TUNISIAN CITY OF TATAOUINE SERVED AS SETS FOR THE DESERT PLANET TATOOINE IN ALL BUT TWO STAR WARS MOVIES MANY SET PIECES FROM THE

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CRACKEDCOMT YOU CAN VISIT HOBBITON The Shire set for the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies was made on the grounds of a farm in New Zealand.

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Tabernas Desert in Almeria, Spain was home to hundreds of Western films during the 60's and 70's. An entire town was built and movies like Once Upon a

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The construction in 1923 for Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments was as epic as the movie: It took 1500 carpenters to build an Egyptian city in the

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Sir, I'm gonna have to ask (CRACKEDCON you to exit the donut. That big donut sits atop Randy's Donuts DONUT in Los Angeles. OONLA ORL It has been fe

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The exquisitely detailed James Cameron's TITANIC model that wasn't the first big-budget was sO large a special water tank had epic about the legendary

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CRACKEDCON The remote island of Skellig Michael off the coast of southwest Ireland houses the remains of a 6th century Christian monastery and serves

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GRACKED The qlitts of Insanity The Princess Bride (1987) alitts oT noher are real-life terrifyingly steep cliffs that stretch for 8 kilometres along t

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To film the scene in the Chuck Norris actioner INVASION USA where terrorists blow up houses in a nice suburban neighbourhood, the filmmakers actually

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CRACKEDcO COM. HSD The makers of SPEED 2 spent six months building a full-sized Carribean town, with 35 buildings, into which a one-third-scale replic

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Why does this look SO familiar? These stairs at Caserta Palace are the Tom Hanks of Italian architecture. This location appeared in blockbusters such

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A ton of movies that take place in/ feature a scene in a school were filmed at John Marshall High School in Los Feliz. Rebel Without a Cause Grosse Po

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For the burning of Atlanta CRACKEDcO in Gone with the Wind, the sets of several previous movies were set ablaze. Including King Kong. And Cecil B. DeM

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2004's EURO TRIP was filmed almost entirely in Prague, with the Czech capital standing in for London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Rome. Even the open

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If the story is set in England, there's a great chance you'll see AInwick Castle. It was used as Nottingham, Queen Elizabeth's throne room, Hogwarts a

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Want to experience the grand vistas on MARS but don't have $6 billion to spare! Go to Wadi Rum, Jordan! Also known as 'The Valley of the Moon', the UN

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CRACKED.COM THE X- FILES SEASON TWO FINALE FEATURES SEVERAL SCENES THAT TAKE PLACE IN A DESERT IN NEW MEXICO. BECAUSE FILMING ON LOCATION WOULD BE LOG

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