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Science-fiction and fantasy tourism

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Science-fiction and fantasy tourists are interested in locations that appear in science-fiction and/or fantasy film and literature. Many of these locations have businesses catering to science-fiction and/or fantasy tourists, particularly those associated with the UFO phenomenon, while others are of intrinsic interest only for the die-hard fan.

Location of countries related to science-fiction and fantasy films[edit]

Science-fiction and fantasy theme parks[edit]

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, located at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

Notable locations depicted in science fiction and fantasy[edit]


  • Matmata — Scenes of the desert planet Tatooine in a number of Star Wars films were filmed here. Also see the nearby town of Tataouine, where a little filming was also done.

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Alnwick Castle in Alnwick, England is the filming location of Hogwarts Castle (fictionally located near Dufftown, Scotland) in the Harry Potter films.
  • Cardiff, Wales — Your last chance to visit the Doctor Who Experience at Cardiff Bay, which closes in July 2017.
  • Portmeirion, Wales was "The Village" in the 1960's The Prisoner. It was also a stand-in for 15th century Italy in Doctor Who: The Masque Of Mandragora.

United States of America[edit]

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado — The Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station was the location of the Terran stargate! The stargate is located underneath the former North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) headquarters.
  • Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming — Made famous in Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind as a site of first contact, transmitted psychically to abduction victims.

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