Hollywood of the East Coast

It’s always fun to recognize the locations of scenes in movies, but it’s even more fun to recognize a place when you know it’s exact location.

North Carolina has been deemed as the “Hollywood of the East Coast” and due to it’s frequent films and television shows, the city of Wilmington is nicknamed “Wilmywood.” Movies, such as  “Dirty Dancing,” “The Hunger Games,” and many more have been filmed in the Old North State.

Let’s take a roadtrip to these 10 hotspots seen in famous motion pictures.

“Dirty Dancing” – Lake Lure 1. Dirty Dancing, Lake Lure

“The Hunger Games” – Henry River Mill Village and Triple Falls 3. Henry River Mill Village and Triple Falls, The Hunger Games

“Safe Haven,” “A Walk to Remember,” “Dawson’s Creek” – Town of Southport 4. Town of Southport

“Cold Mountain” – Haywood County 9. Haywood County, Cold Mountain


“A Walk to Remember” and “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” – Wilmington 10. Wilmington

“Forrest Gump” -Grandfather Mountain 11. Grandfather Mountain, Forrest Gump


“The Green Mile” – Blowing Rock 13. Blowing Rock, The Green Mile


“Talladega Nights” – Lake Norman 14. Lake Norman, Talladega Nights


“Patch Adams” – The Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway                           13. Patch Adams

“The Longest Ride” – Wake Forest University 

For more information and pictures courtesy of: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/nc-famous-film-locations/

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