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Old 08-02-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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So, I had this thought because, while I've been to London once when younger, I definitely want to spend more time and go back to see it more thoroughly. Seeing many things, mind you, but one of the things I would definitely want to do while there is hit major sites from Harry Potter (King's Cross, Leadenhall Market, etc.). It got me thinking. What US cities have similar pilgrimages for fans of different series, movies, books, etc? Not just that they were made there, that doesn't say much. But that some part of them has an absolute fabric within that city.

For Cleveland, I think the major one fans would come here to see (and I believe there actually is a small gathering for his birthday each year) is Superman. There are a number of sites around town, including the SBC/Bell Building (widely believed to be inspiration/a ringer for the Daily Planet), a statue that will be placed on the waterfront near the Rock Hall, an exhibit that will perhaps eventually be moved a smaller space (now at the library), and Jerry Siegel/Joe Schuster's houses, both well preserved and with a colorful plaque outside.

Also, and hour SW of the city is the Ohio State Reformatory (Mansfield) (a.k.a. Shawshank Prison)

There are a number of other cities where I think of certain fans of the show coming to see it.

-Miami Beach is probably a popular visit for fans of the movie Scarface, and the TV show Miami Vice.
-Atlanta would seem to be a destination for fans of the Hunger Games and The Walking Dead.
-San Francisco, for fans of Full House (Alamo Square) and Star Wars (Lucasfilm)
-Los Angeles, New York City I'm sure have too many to name

I'm having trouble thinking of too many movies or fandoms based upon my current place of residence, but everyone flocks to Disney. Edward Scissorhands I suppose (Lakeland area)

This probably sounds crazy, but visiting sights from Hoosiers (Knightstown Gym/Hinkle Fieldhouse), Salt Lake City (Sandlot sites), and visiting Initech (suburban office park in Austin, it is recognizable to some degree) (Office Space) are things that would be high on my list when visiting those cities.

What others? The other story that amused me the most and inspired me to post this, was that I was talking to a German guy that visited Cleveland once. The SOLE reason he did so was because of the movie "Major League" (I didn't have the heart to tell him they actually used the now defunct Brewers stadium)

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Old 08-02-2017, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I wanna go to Albuquerque and visits locations from Breaking Bad.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Austin
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When I was in Dallas last year, I went a tour of Southfork Ranch from the TV series Dallas.
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Brookline
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Night of the Living Dead fans often return to the Monroeville Mall, just outside of Pittsburgh.


'Living dead' return to stalk Monroeville Mall | TribLIVE
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I don't think most Hunger Games fans know that it's shot in Atlanta. Atlanta, to it's credit, has a lot of diverse imagery but still has that any town USA affect. That's why so many movies are shot there.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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I don't think most Hunger Games fans know that it's shot in Atlanta. Atlanta, to it's credit, has a lot of diverse imagery but still has that any town USA affect. That's why so many movies are shot there.
No, so many movies are shot there because of Georgia's generous tax incentives for the film industry.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:09 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Philly, for all the Rocky venues (every time I drive past the Phila. Museum of Art there's always someone running up the steps or posing next to his statue). And if you go back 30 or so years, for venues from Trading Places.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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Minneapolis
Mary Tyler Moore, Fargo, Grumpy Old Men, Mighty Ducks
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:14 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I wanna go to Albuquerque and visits locations from Breaking Bad.
I think the group tour to the various locations is in an old RV.
There are plenty of maps.

Better Call Saul locations are on this map...

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...198403319&z=11
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:59 PM
 
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Pittsburgh if you a fan of zombies and ABQ for Breaking Bad were the first ones that came to mind.

Maybe Las Vegas or Hawaii if you love Elvis.
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