Even though the film industry is known in Los Angeles and New York, many famous movies have been based in Chicago.

Finding The Famous Movie Sites In Illinois

There are many great tours of Illinois and Chicago to learn the history of this area but unfortunately, there weren't any "Hollywood" type trips to show visitors where some of the famous movies were filmed. Luckily, with the help of the internet fans were able to track them down on their own. Now, there are some official guides to help.

25 Movies You May Have Not Known Were Filmed in Illinois

Did you know some of these flicks were shot in Illinois?

Famous Movie Site Tours Now Available In Illinois And Chicago

"On Location Tours" is a tour company that hosts trips around major cities for movie fans to enjoy sites where famous motion pictures were filmed. They started out in New York and Boston where there was a lot of interest. Since there was such demand, the company is now starting them in Chicago. The whole thing sounds amazing.

According to onlocationtours.com,

Join On Location Tours for the ultimate Chicago behind-the-scenes TV and movie locations experience!


Enjoy tours down movie-making memory lane as you visit sites from shows and movies like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Untouchables, The Dark Knight, The Bear, and many more.

26 Horror Movies Filmed or Set in Illinois

These popular horror movies either were filmed in or the storyline was set in Illinois.

Three Different Illinois And Chicago Movie Site Tours Available

Downtown Chicago TV And Movie Sites Tour

  • This is a two-hour walking tour that will take you to famous movie and TV sites around the downtown area of Chicago.

Chicago Suburbs Movie Sites Tour

  • This is a three-hour vehicle tour that will take you into the suburbs to see the sites where more famous movies and TV shows were filmed.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

  • Have you ever dreamed of experiencing Ferris' day off? Well, now you can.

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