Movie lovers' trips don't have to be limited to the theater. Consider making a voyage to the sites where favorite movies were filmed.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens," County Kerry, IrelandFor the "Star Wars" fans in your clan, plan a visit to Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way in County Kerry, where one of the record-breaking film's final scenes was filmed.

Take an 8-mile boat trip to see Skellig Michael, the site of a monastic settlement dating to the 6th century and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. During filming, director J.J. Abrams and his team stayed in the small village of Portmagee, where locals were told about a documentary in the works.


"Harry Potter" tours, LondonDo you know the spot from which Harry, Ron and Hermione escape on the back of a dragon? Or where they put polyjuice potion to good use?

You might be among the "Harry Potter" fans who never lose their enthusiasm for the myths, magic and mystery that made this J.K. Rowling series a family favorite.

Join other enthusiasts for a walking tour and tube ride through scenic London that includes plenty of sites normally invisible to muggles.


The American Western, ColoradoIn scenic Southwest Colorado, it's not hard to imagine Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid robbing a train and celebrating their victory in an old-style saloon.

Today's visitors can hop aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train where famous scenes were recorded and stop into the New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride and imagine those two characters bellying up to the bar.

Makers of modern Westerns return to this mountain state to give visual significance to their stories. "The Lone Ranger" was partially filmed in Creede and Alamosa, while Quentin Tarantino chose Telluride as the backdrop for scenes within his recently released "Hateful Eight."


"Field of Dreams," Dyersville, Iowa"If you build it, he will come." The oft-repeated line is one of the most famous in movie history, and you and your family can be a part of it. Bring your baseball gear and play catch on the century-old farm that boasts the world-famous diamond. Reality mixes with fantasy on this fertile soil, where Kevin Costner, playing an Iowa farmer, helped make the field famous in the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams."


“The Hunger Games," Atlanta

Imagine the spirited Katniss Everdeen and her tribe getting the job done as you check into the Marriott Marquis Hotel and marvel at its massive atrium. The film's Tributes' living quarters and training centers were filmed on the 10th floor and in a special set crafted on the hotel's rooftop.

The historic Swan House in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood served as the film's national Capitol and home of evil dictator President Snow.


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