Ever dreamed of stepping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Here are 15 places from your favorite films that you can visit.

Written by: Sam Heltemes – July 20th, 2021 4:45 pm pst

Places you can visit in real life

Credit: Marvel/Disney

Attention Marvel fans! Looking for a place to travel? How does walking in the footsteps of your favorite heroes sound? Look no further than these locales featured in the MCU.

  1. Caesars Palace, Iron Man

The casino where Tony Stark gambles during the Apogee Award ceremony is at the famous Caesars Palace along the Las Vegas Strip. You, too, can stay and play at this resort.

  1. Charity ball venue, Iron Man

The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles is home to the charity ball attended by Tony Stark and Pepper Potts. Be sure to visit for a concert or tour of the venue.

  1. Aldrich Killian’s Mansion, Iron Man 3

The lavish mansion of Aldrich Killian is actually an early 20th century Mediterranean-style villa in Miami, Florida. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is open today as a museum, featuring art collections both inside and out.

  1. Asgardian Forest, Thor: Ragnarok

The forest where Heimdall leads Asgardians to safety is actually Tamborine National Park in Australia. While you’re there, be sure to check out the waterfall featured in the film: Cedar Creek Falls.

  1. Avengers Headquarters, Avengers: Age of Ultron; Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming

The exterior shots of Avengers HQ are a combination of two locations: 

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, England and the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, GA.

  1. HYDRA Research Base, Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Hydra compound is another Marvel locale filmed in two locations. The exterior of the base is the picturesque Fort Bard in Aosta Valley, Italy. The interior scenes were filmed at Dover Castle in Dover, England.

  1. Warrior Falls, Black Panther

On the border of Argentina and Brazil is Iguazu Falls, this UNESCO World Heritage Site serves as the backdrop for the duel between T’Challa and Erik Killmonger. 

  1. Tony Stark’s Cabin, Avengers: Endgame

Tony, Pepper, and Morgan’s lakeside home (and setting of one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the film) can actually be rented on Airbnb. Click here to see the property, which starts at $800 per night.

  1. Training camp & forest, Captain America: The First Avenger

Black Park Country Park in Buckinghamshire, England is located next to Pinewood Studios, making it a convenient place to film. It serves as the backdrop for Steve Rogers’ training, as well as several fight scenes against Hydra.

Bonus: The park is also the site of the Forbidden Forest in several of the Harry Potter films.

  1. Shawarma Palace, The Avengers

In the post-credits scene, the Avengers assemble at Shawarma Palace in New York. The restaurant is actually Shalom Grill in Los Angeles, California.

  1. Randy’s Donuts, Iron Man 2

Randy’s Donuts is an iconic Los Angeles joint. Even Tony Stark himself is a fan. In Iron Man 2, he can be seen sitting on the giant donut sign outside while snacking on a donut. In reality, there is no inside seating at Randy’s, so the interior shots were taken at a Yum Yum donuts location nearby.

  1. Theater, Captain America: The First Avenger

Hackney Empire is a performance hall in London, England dating back to 1901. It is featured as a theater for Steve Rogers’ propaganda performances as Captain America.

  1. Museum of Great Britain, Black Panther

The fictitious Museum of Great Britain houses Wakandan artifacts and precious Vibranium in the film. It was filmed at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.

  1. Crash site, Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers’ plane crash takes place on the shores of Shaver Lake in California’s Sierra National Forest.

  1. Bourne Wood, Farnham, England – Captain America: The First Avenger; Avengers: Age of Ultron; Thor: The Dark World

Featured in three MCU films, this woodland location poses as an Italian army camp in Captain America: The First Avenger, as well as a battlefield in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Thor: The Dark World. The park is open to the public for a walk along its nature trails.

Which of these Marvel locations will you be visiting first?

About The Author:

Samantha Heltemes is a film and television production student at Loyola Marymount University and an intern for AfterBuzz TV. She is passionate about movies, art and design, travel, and food.

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