Where Was “Jurassic Park” Filmed?

The “Jurassic Park” series is full of beautiful film locations — but the scenery in these films aren’t specific to one state, or even country! So if you’re wondering, “Where was ‘Jurassic Park’ filmed?” the answer is more complicated than you may have expected. Here are a few filming locations from each of the films, including the most famous locations and the lesser-known places.

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Where was the original “Jurassic Park” filmed?

Much of the first “Jurassic Park” movie was filmed in Hawaii. And not just on one island either! According to IMDB, the film crew for the 1993 classic traveled around locations in both Kaua’i and O’ahu for the shoot.

Filming at Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch in hawaii
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Kualoa Ranch is one of the most stunning locations where the film crew shot not only the first “Jurassic Park,” but also parts of “Jurassic World” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” too. If you’re looking for places where “Jurassic Park” was filmed that you can actually visit, this ranch should be high on your list.

The ranch is home to multiple sacred land listings on the Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places and features gorgeous views of the jungle and valleys. The ranch even offers a “Jurassic Adventure Tour” to show you the sites on the property that the film crew used during production.

Where was “The Lost World” filmed?

While the production crew on the first “Jurassic Park” movie mainly stuck to shooting in Hawaii and the studio in California, the crew of “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” branched out a bit more. According to IMDB, the second “Jurassic Park” was filmed everywhere from Hawaii, California, and New York, and all the way to Ontario, Canada, and Queensland, Australia.

Filming in Newhall, California

However, one of the scariest scenes in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” was filmed right in California. Remember when the InGen hunters run into the long grass, even after Ajay Sidhu warns them against it? Then suddenly the raptors are aware of their presence? It’s a truly nail-biting scene! And it was filmed right in Newhall, California, at the Indian Dunes Film Ranch.

Where was “Jurassic Park 3” filmed?

A few new film locations were added to the list for the filming of “Jurassic Park 3.” New states used in the filming of the third “Jurassic Park” film included Nevada, Florida, and Utah. Quite a lot of the filming took place specifically at Universal Studios in both Florida and California.

Filming in Jordan, Montana

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While IMDB doesn’t include it on its list of filming locations for “Jurassic Park 3,” the “Big Sky State” of Montana also makes an appearance during the filming. The Hell Creek Bar and Grill in Jordan, Montana, is featured in the movie in what the bar calls “a nod to these real life bone diggers.” 

That’s because Jordan’s Hell Creek Formation is actually home to the 1904 discovery of a Tyrannosaurus Rex! The Garfield County Museum in Jordan also houses a full-size Triceratops cast from one of the original fossils excavated in the Jordan area. With this in mind, it makes even more sense that Grant’s assistant, Billy Brennan, was looking for dinosaur fossils in this area in the movie.

Where was “Jurassic World” filmed?

For the filming of “Jurassic World,” the production crew found their way back to shooting quite a bit in Hawaii. The crew filmed dinosaur island in their old stomping grounds of Kualoa Ranch, as well as using a variety of other gorgeous filming locations throughout Kaua’i and O’ahu. 

Filming in New Orleans, Louisiana

While about 50% of “Jurassic World” was filmed in Hawaii, many of the interior shots actually came from the abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans, Louisiana, and studio sets on the NASA campus. You can see how the film crews used these Louisiana locations for filming in the video above.

Where was “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” filmed?

“Jurassic Word: Fallen Kingdom” took to a whole new country for much of its filming: the United Kingdom! London, Buckinghamshire, Northumberland, Hampshire, and even Argyll, Scotland, were chosen as filming locations. In fact, the film crew even chose to use a British studio for filming indoor shots at Pinewood Studios.

Filming in Rothbury, England

According to the National Trust, Cragside in Rothbury, England became the filming grounds of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in the winter of 2016. The Victorian countryside house plays the role of the Lockwood Manor in the film and the trust used the income from the film to contribute to the conservation of the house and its grounds.   

Where was “Jurassic World: Dominion” filmed?

Yet another European country became the star in the latest “Jurassic Park” film. “Jurassic World: Dominion” was filmed in Malta during the summer of 2020. In the movie, you’ll see shots from the Maltese cities of Valletta, Vittoriosa, Mellieħa, and Pembroke.

In a Facebook post, Malta’s film commissioner Johann Grech said, “We are so proud. For the first time in our history, Mata has found itself in a Blockbuster script.” 

Filming in Valletta, Malta

In the trailer for “Dominion,” you see dinosaurs racing through a beautiful city and chasing Owen Grady through narrow alleyways. The city inn question is Valletta, leading to St. George’s Square!

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