Have you ever watched a movie and wondered where it was filmed? We did some research and found that parts of your favorite movies were actually filmed in some of America’s beautiful state parks. Take a look:
Romancing the Stone, 1984
- Snow Canyon State Park, Utah
- Starring: Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner
Plot: Turner’s character, Joan Wilder, ventures to Columbia to rescue her kidnapped sister. En route, Turner finds herself entangled in a crazy adventure.
Thelma & Louise, 1991
- Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park
- Starring: Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon
Plot: Two friends set out on a vacation from Oklahoma to Mexico that turns for the worse when a man tries to take advantage of Thelma. Louise shoots and kills him, sending the two on a manhunt that ends tragically in the Grand Canyon.
Pet Sematary, 1989
- Acadia National Park, Maine
- Starring: No one you would know
Plot: A cemetery known for bringing the undead to back life didn’t stop one father from burying his son in the doomed “Indian burial ground.” When he does, bloody chaos ensues.
Dances With Wolves, 1989
- Badlands National Park, South Dakota
- Starring: Kevin Costner and Mary McDonnell
Plot: Starred and directed by Kevin Costner, Lt. Dunbar befriends a Native American tribe, ultimately becoming one of them.
Dennis the Menace, 1993
- Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, Illinois
- Starring: Walter Mattau, Mason Gamble and Joan Plowright and Christopher Lloyd. Can’t go wrong with that!
Plot: Dennis is a really big menace, especially to his neighbor, Walter Matthau.