Movie lovers, if you happen to be in Michigan, you can now add film location scouting to your list of fun activities to do. As part of the state's Pure Michigan campaign, the Michigan Film Office releases a film location map taking visitors to many locations where movies were made in West Michigan.
The map includes locations in Grand Rapids, Coopersville, Traverse City, Manistee, Ludington, South Haven, Holland, Kalamazoo, Niles and Buchanan.
With this detailed map, you can now visit - in person - the film locations for movies such as 30 Minutes or Less, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, Only The Lonely, The Lake Effect, and many others.
Some of the locations are actual inns - such as Cartier Mansion B&B used in Mickey Matson, restaurants - such as Vito's Pizza where 30 Minutes or Less was shot, and shops - such as Central Park Market, film location of Virginia. This means so you can schedule shopping, lunch/dinner, and even an overnight stay as part of your film location tour.
The West Michigan film location map is available online or at various visitors bureaus around the state.
For more information on filming in Michigan, visit the Michigan Film Office.
Browse Michigan's film locations.