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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Hollywood: The Birthplace of Cinema
    • Universal Studios Backlot
    • Warner Bros. Studio Tour
    • Paramount Pictures Backlot
  3. The Old West Reimagined
    • Old Tucson Studios
    • Bonanza Creek Ranch
    • Pioneertown
  4. The East Coast and Its Scenic Treasures
    • Steiner Studios in Brooklyn
    • Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta

1. Introduction

The United States, with its rich cinematic history, houses numerous film sets and backlots that have created some of the most iconic scenes in movie history. These scenic “cities” offer tourists a chance to step into a world once only seen on the silver screen. This article aims to guide you through some of the most iconic and picturesque sets the country has to offer.

2. Hollywood: The Birthplace of Cinema

Universal Studios Backlot

Located in Los Angeles, the Universal Studios Backlot has been home to numerous famous scenes. From the cobbled streets of Europe to a full-blown New York City set, there’s plenty to explore.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Another gem located in LA, this studio offers tours that showcase sets from famous shows and movies. Walking its streets, you may recognize scenes from “Friends”, “Harry Potter”, and many more.

Paramount Pictures Backlot

Yet another LA-based studio, Paramount’s backlot has an array of sets that range from urban cityscapes to suburban homes.

3. The Old West Reimagined

Old Tucson Studios

Located near Tucson, Arizona, this studio was the filming location for many classic Western films. Today, visitors can experience live-action shootouts, horseback tours, and historical reenactments.

Bonanza Creek Ranch

Situated in New Mexico, this ranch has been a backdrop for various films and TV series, including “Silverado” and “Breaking Bad”.

Pioneertown

Originally built as a movie set in the 1940s, Pioneertown in California aimed to provide fans with the experience of an Old West town. Today, it’s a living community with shops, restaurants, and plenty of history.

4. The East Coast and Its Scenic Treasures

Steiner Studios in Brooklyn

As one of the largest film and TV production facilities outside Hollywood, Steiner Studios in Brooklyn has hosted productions like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Boardwalk Empire”.

Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta

Located in Georgia, this massive 330-acre studio is home to 12 sound stages and a range of exterior sets. Tyler Perry, its creator, has filmed many of his iconic works here.

Visiting these scenic cities not only allows fans to immerse themselves in movie magic but also provides an appreciation for the art of film-making. Pack your bags, and let’s dive into cinematic history!