If you are a die-hard movie freak just like me, you might want to plan your next trip to any of these movie sets. Your curious mind will be more than happy to get to know where and how those majestic shots were taken and the action sequences were filmed. You will have the experience of a lifetime when you visit these abandoned movie sets.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean.
Most of the important shots of this blockbuster Disney film where taken in the movie sets of Wallilabou Anchorage. Fans who visit here, click pictures of many leftover props, including replicas of cannons.
2. The Fugitive.
Considered as one of the best action movies of the 90s, you should not miss watching The Fugitive. And once you watch it you cannot forget the prison bus crash scene. So if you want to get a glimpse of the era, visit the location in Dillsboro, North Carolina, where the debris from the scene still lies abandoned.
3. Star Wars.
That doesn’t mean you’ll get to visit space. There are vast deserts of Tunisia and Morocco, where the movie’s sets are located, where the scenes of the fictional desert planet were shot. If you can face the heat, you are more than welcome to visit the abandoned movie location.
4. Schindler’s List.
If you visit the abandoned replica of the Płaszów Labor Camp, it would still bring chills down your spine. Although it looks a haunting place, it’s actually a part of the set in Krakow, Poland.
The small and colourful village shown in the film Popeye is actually a set made up for the only purpose of the movie. After completing the movie the producers thought it would be too much effort and costly to break down the set so they left the sets in Malta abandoned.
Out of all the possible movie sets, the filmmakers chose this abandoned house for the shoot to give the movie a life-like feeling. Soon after the movie, the house was abandoned again as the crew members had some weird experiences.
7. Iron Man.
Remember the first scenes of 2008’s Iron Man? The sets still remain there unused at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch California.
8. The Hunger Games.
You won’t believe the slums of District 12 shown in the movie is actually a textile community in Henry River Mill Village, North Carolina, which remain deserted since the 1920s.
9. The Lord Of Rings and The Hobbit.
This private farmland is a treat to eyes. The sets are near Matamata on the North Island of New Zealand. The most fascinating advantage of this trip is the 2 hours guided tour.
10. Death Tunnel.
If you are up for spooky experiences, this probably would be one of the best movie sets to visit. Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. The sets have also been used in shows like Ghost Hunters and immediately rated as one of the most haunted hospitals in the USA.
11. 12 Monkeys.
This prison at Eastern State at Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, once housed Al Capone, but now it’s just ruined. Creators of the Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt decided to turn this into post-apocalyptic movie sets.
12. Girl Interrupted.
The Harrisburg State Hospital, Pennsylvania was used as the home base for the film. After that, the hospital was shut down completely and the building is being used as offices. You can still go on a tour to the place.