On Wednesday I visited a Washington D.C. landmark I had wanted to see for years.
The Exorcist Steps.
It got me thinking. These steps could not possibly be the only place where awesome movies were filmed. I mean, this is Washington D.C. We are pretty famous as far as cities go.
I did some research and lo and behold – there are a ton of cool places around here where movies were shot.
Check them out.
The Bar From St. Elmo’s Fire 1 of 9
Union Station 2 of 9Sooooo many movies have scenes filmed in Washington D.C.'s Union Station: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Head of State, The Wedding Crashers, Hannibal, and Collateral Damage just to name a few. I usually just go there to catch trains.
National Archives 3 of 9
Dulles Airport 4 of 9Yes, Dulles is the Airport in Die Hard 2: Die Harder.
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The Willard 5 of 9
The Lincoln Memorial 6 of 9The Wedding Crashers, G.I. Jane, Independence Day, Armageddon, Thank You for Smoking, Nixon, The Long Kiss Goodnight and a geographically inaccurate Forrest Gump are among the many movies that have used the Lincoln Memorial as a shooting location.
Riggs Bank 7 of 9This joint was in Transformers AND The Pelican Brief.
Gallerie L’enfant 8 of 9The Gallerie L'Enfant (or L'Enfant Gallery, if you are the sign) was in the Kevin Kline movie Dave. I adore Dave. I don't even know if anyone else has seen it.
Exorcist Steps 9 of 9My neighbor wanted to go to a water park. Instead I took my kids to the Exorcist Steps in Georgetown. Someday they will think that I am awesome.
Image Credit: Sarah Braesch, Source: Sarah Braesch
Next time you are in DC call me. I still haven’t been the St. Elmo’s Fire bar.
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