These Movie Sets Still Exist Even Though They Are Empty

From "Lord of the Rings" to "Field of Dreams."

Have you ever wondered what happens to a movie set after they are done filming the movie?

While some are reused or turned into tourist attractions, others are simply left. And when the movie has a bizarre enough storyline, what they leave behind could be a mind-boggling thing to stumble upon.

So here are some of our favorite "abandoned" movie sets. While these surely costed hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, to make, most of these films had the good fortune of being quite successful. 


"Lord of the Rings" (2001)

"Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," which was filmed all over New Zealand, grossed over $315 million.

"Schindler's List" (1993)

"Schindler's List," which was filmed in Poland, grossed $96 million.

"Field Of Dreams" (1989)

"Field of Dreams," which was shot mostly in Iowa (and had a corn field grown by the filmmakers), grossed just over $64 million.

"Popeye" (1980)

"Popeye" was shot in Malta and is now a tourist attraction. The film grossed $49 million.

"Lone Star" (1996)

"Lone Star" was filmed in Laredo, Texas and grossed over $12 million.

"The Abyss" (1989)

""The Abyss" was filmed in Missouri and South Carolina, and grossed over $54 million.

"Iron Man" (2008)

A scene from "Iron Man" was filmed on this set resembling a cave in Los Angeles, California. It grossed over $318 million.


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