The Most Filmed Movie Locations In Every State Would Make For One Hell Of A Great Road Trip

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So many times when we’re watching a movie we immediately recognize the place where it was filmed whether the story tells us the location or not. Sometimes it’s not even the place the movie claims it is. But have you ever wondered which locations have been used the most? Even if you haven’t, I’m going to tell you anyway because it’s actually rather interesting.

Thanks to the work of the folks over at we now know which locations around the country, and the world, have been used the most in movies. They even broke it down by state for us American folk.

According to their what had to be exhaustive research, Central Park in New York City has been used to film a movie the most of any other location — a whopping 231 times. Venice Beach in California is second on the list with 161 movies filmed there, while Greenwich Village in New York City was just a tick behind Venice Beach in third with 160 movies being filmed there over the years.

“To define a top location in each state, we went as granular as we could to isolate a specific building, landmark or city,” Go Compare explained in a statement. And go granular they did, discovering that places like Bourbon Street is the most filmed location in Louisiana (probably could have guessed that one), Caesar’s Palace has been in the most movies for Nevada (again, not a huge shocker), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the most used location for filming movies in the great state of Pennsylvania.

Check out the rest of the most filmed locations in each state below, as well as the most filmed locations and countries in the world.

Alabama: Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Alaska: Katmai National Park
Arizona: University of Phoenix Stadium

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Arkansas: University of Central Arkansas
California: Venice Beach
Colorado: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater
Connecticut: Yale University
Delaware: Dover International Speedway
Florida: South Beach
Georgia: Georgia Dome
Hawaii: Aloha Stadium
Idaho: Bronco Stadium
Illinois: Wrigley Field
Indiana: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Iowa: University of Iowa
Kansas: Kansas Speedway
Kentucky: Creation Museum
Louisiana: Bourbon Street
Maine: Mount Katahdin
Maryland: Oriole Park
Massachusetts: Castle Hill
Michigan: Ford Field
Minnesota: Mall of America

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Mississippi: University of Mississippi
Missouri: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Montana: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Nebraska: University of Nebraska
Nevada: Caesar’s Palace
New Hampshire: Dartmouth College
New Jersey: Strauss Mansion Museum
New Mexico: Bonanza Creek Ranch
New York: Central Park

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North Carolina: The Myers House
North Dakota: Fargo
Ohio: Mansfield Reformatory
Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma
Oregon: Multnomah Falls
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rhode Island: University of Rhode island
South Carolina: Darlington Raceway

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South Dakota: Mount Rushmore
Tennessee: Ryman Auditorium
Texas: Johnson Space Center
Utah: Goblin Valley State Park
Vermont: Killington Ski Resort
Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg
Washington: Mount St. Helens
West Virginia: West Virginia State University
Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin
Wyoming: Yellowstone National Park

1. Central Park, New York – Men in Black II, Spiderman 3
2. Venice Beach, California – American History X, American Pie
3. Greenwich Village, New York – Deep Impact, I Am Legend
4. Astoria, New York – The Bounty Hunter, Arthur
5. Williamsburg, New York – School of Rock, Sherlock Holmes
6. UCLA, California – Erin Brockovich, Legally Blonde
7. Coney Island, New York – Pi, Brooklyn
8. Times Square, New York – Devil Wears Prada, Vanilla Sky
9. University of British Columbia, Canada – The Butterfly Effect, Fifty Shades of Grey
10. Harlem, New York – Annie, American Gangster

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11. South Bank, London – Spectre, The Bourne Ultimatum
12. Greenpoint, New York – The Departed, The Visitor
13. Hollywood Boulevard, Calfornia – Taken, Mulholland Drive
14. Canary Wharf, London – Love Actually, Batman Begins
15. Piccadilly Circus, London – Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Dark Knight
16. Trafalgar Square, London – Wonder Woman, 28 Days Later
17. Griffith Observatory, California – a La Land, Transformers
18. Old Royal Naval College, London – The King’s Speech, The Iron Lady
19. East Village, New York – Donnie Brasco, Rent
20. Big Bear Lake, California – City of Angels, The Insider

1. USA, 139,506 movies and TV shows
2. UK, 25,768 movies and TV shows
3. Canada, 21,088 movies and TV shows
4. Germany, 12,567 movies and TV shows
5. France, 10,338 movies and TV shows

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6. Spain, 10,333 movies and TV shows
7. Mexico, 9,053 movies and TV shows
8. Australia, 8,860 movies and TV shows
9. Italy, 8,004 movies and TV shows
10. India, 5,944 movies and TV shows

Check out even more data from GoCompare’s fascinating study here.

H/T Travel + Leisure


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