21 Cool Abandoned Movie Sets That You Can Actually Still Visit

Movies allow us into various worlds.

Imagination and possibilities are endless together with mountains of creativity.

It’s no wonder these abandoned movie sets are anything short of fascinating to see.

These destinations are all over the world and are like a character in the movies themselves.

1. Star Wars — Tatooine
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Tunisia and Morocco were the only places that could host the Mars-like Grande Dunes.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean — Port Royale
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This is Wallilabou bay which acted as Port Royale in Pirates of the Caribbean.

3. Hunger Games — District 12
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Recognize these? These are the slums from District 12 located at Henry River Mill Village, North Carolina.

4. Lord of the Rings — The Shire
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Matamata, New Zealand. At this point, it’s occupied by more sheep than hobbits.

5. Schindler’s List — Płaszów Labor Camp
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This is the chilling replica of Płaszów Labor Camp and remains in Krakow, Poland.

6. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters — Augsburg
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You can find these remains nestled in a forest a few miles away from Berlin, Germany.

7. Cleopatra and The Passion of the Christ — Rome
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When the movie industry declined in Rome, these classic Roman streets were abandoned.

8. Blue Brothers — Mall Chase
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This is the Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, Illinois that was actually abandoned before it was wrecked for the iconic chase scene.

9. Full Metal Jacket — Vietnam
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Director Stanley Kubrick hated to travel so he shot Full Metal Jacket in London, England. Beckton Gas Works was used to shoot various major battle scenes.

10. M*A*S*H — The Sign
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Here is one of the sets of M*A*S*H shot 25 miles south of Los Angeles a.k.a. Malibu State Park.

11. Batman (1989) — Gotham City
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The set of Gotham City was left to rot after Batman ended shooting, located in Buckinghamshire, England

12. Lone Star — Township
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Contrabando, Texas.

13. The Abyss — Submarine
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Gaffney, South Carolina is home to the remains of the unfinished Cherokee Nuclear Plant which was used to film underwater scenes in The Abyss.

14. Popeye — Popeye Village
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Mellieħa, Malta.

15. The Patriot — Spanish Mission
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Cypress Gardens, South Carolina.

16. The Hills Have Eyes — Gas Haven
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Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco.

17. Big Fish — Spectre
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Montgomery, Alabama.

18. The Fugitive — Escape Scene
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Dillsboro, North Carolina.

19. Looper — Diner
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Napoleonville, Louisiana.

20. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly — Frontier Town

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Tabernas Desert in Spain.

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