29 Famous Filming Locations You Can Visit in the United States

Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge a.k.a. The Great Northern from David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" series and the film "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1992). Photo Courtesy: George Rose/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

When you’re watching your favorite TV show or movie, it’s easy to forget that the backdrops — mundane diners, cabins in the woods, otherworldly planets, you name it — often exist in real life. In fact, some of pop culture’s most iconic filming locations are way closer to home than you might think. 

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine rollout, many travelers are sticking a bit closer to home when it comes to summer travel this year. So, whether you want to experience some movie magic in real life on your next stateside road trip or if you're looking to just take a virtual step behind the scenes, these 29 famous filming locations are certainly worth exploring. And don't worry: our picks aren't all based in Los Angeles

Editor's Note: For information on the latest pandemic-related travel requirements and advisories, be sure to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites, as well as airline and destination requirements regarding mask wearing, quarantine, and COVID-19 testing.