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Here's what famous movie destinations look like in real life

INSIDER Logo By Gabbi Shaw of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 55: Locations all around the world have had starring roles in famous movies - and you can see them for yourself in real life, as many of them even feature dedicated tours.For instance, there's a bus tour you can take that will guide you to all of the most iconic locations from "The Sound of Music."Even movies set on other planets have to film somewhere - many movies will use deserts as a replacement for space. Movie magic can turn regular places into magical, fantastical sets. "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson for instance turned a sheep farm in New Zealand into the fictional planet Middle-earth, while a volunteer with the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce transformed a cornfield in Iowa into the miraculous baseball field in "Field of Dreams."You can visit both of these iconic movie settings (along with many others) in real life - just don't be surprised if they look nothing like they do on the silver screen.Keep scrolling to see what 30 of the most famous movie destinations actually look like.

  • Locations all around the world have had starring roles in famous movies - and you can see them for yourself in real life, as many of them even feature dedicated tours.
  • For instance, there's a bus tour you can take that will guide you to all of the most iconic locations from "The Sound of Music."
  • Even movies set on other planets have to film somewhere - many movies will use deserts as a replacement for space.

  • Movie magic can turn regular places into magical, fantastical sets. "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson for instance turned a sheep farm in New Zealand into the fictional planet Middle-earth, while a volunteer with the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce transformed a cornfield in Iowa into the miraculous baseball field in "Field of Dreams."

    You can visit both of these iconic movie settings (along with many others) in real life - just don't be surprised if they look nothing like they do on the silver screen.

    Keep scrolling to see what 30 of the most famous movie destinations actually look like.

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