MPV's TOP 13 Filming Locations so far
MPV's Documentaries have taken Viewers to some of the most unique places in America-all places you can visit and experience yourself! From The Oldest Lighthouse in the U.S. to The Most Haunted Movie Theater to Vintage Historic Las Vegas. Here's details of 13 locations, what Film to find them in, and directions so you can go too. Thank you to all of these locations for allowing us to film there, some great people behind the scenes at all these places!
The Famous Tampa Theatre | Tampa Florida
The Tampa Theatre, located in Downtown Tampa, Florida, is one of the last Grand Movies Palaces in America, dating to 1927. It is also said to be the Most Haunted Building in Tampa, judge for yourself with the evidence in these films. Inside you'll be transported back to the Golden Age of Movie Going and Hollywood with this beautifully designed and preserved ornate building. Special tours are available all year long along with special concerts and events. Still hoppin' after almost a century!
We are proud to be the only Film Production Company to have had full access and permissions inside, so we can present to you the most in depth views of this Theatre.
You can visit this Historic Treasure in person at 711 N Franklin Street, Tampa or online at https://tampatheatre.org/
The Clark County Museum | Las Vegas, Nevada
Vintage Vegas comes back to life at the Clark County Museum in Henderson, Nevada with their preservation of the actual buildings from Las Vegas's First Family Non-Gaming Attraction. The Last Frontier was a Western themed resort from the late 1940s to early 1970s and was home to several colorful characters like Dobie Doc. This Nevada legend went to Ghost Towns throughout Nevada and collected buildings, trains, artifacts and assembled them together in The Last Frontier resort which later became the Frontier Hotel and now is back to Dust. The story is told in Real Haunts: Ghost Towns and the buildings can be explored at the Clark County Museum located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, Nevada. 30 Acres of HIstory to Explore! Visit them online here
The Joseph P. Russ House | Marianna Florida
The Russ House is a real Southern Mansion that was built in 1882 that is currently home to the Jackson County, Florida Visitor's Center. Which means you can stop by anytime during their regular hours! It truly is a trip back in time when you visit since very little has changed in the past 150 years here. The Mansion is featured in our Documentary The Real Haunted Mansion and you can discover the rich strange history of this home in this film or by exploring on your own at this Historical site. Easy parking and a friendly staff and maybe a few ghosts await you at the Russ House located at 4318 West Lafayette Street, Marianna, Florida. Visit them online here.
Zen Awaking Festival | Lake Buena Vista, Florida
This beautiful location in Central Florida is located just a couple of miles away from Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista. And although Space Mountain is just a field away, the location for the Zen Awakening Festival is a secluded, some say sacred spot that is quiet somehow. The area came to life every year with the sound of live music and Zen vibes in Zen Awakening, captured in the film Zen World. You can visit this location on Reams Road (a little known back way to Magic Kingdom and cast parking) and discover it's allure. The actual spot is private, but Reams Road, Lake Buena Vista, Florida will still give you a sense of the area.
Nelson Ghost Town | Nelson, Nevada
Featured in MPV's Documentary Real Haunts: Ghost Towns
You may not know the name Nelson Ghost Town, but chances are you've seen this awe inspiring location in a movie or on TV.
Featured in the Film "3,000 Miles to Graceland" and others plus dozens of Music Videos (including Beyonce and Journey). It's owned and inhabited by The Wurlys, who invite you to visit this historic location and take a tour of the incredible Mine. Check out all the historic buildings and if Tony is in the mood, you may get an Area 51 story out of him, since he used to work there! You can hear his (and her) stories in MPV's Real Haunts: Ghost Towns.
Or stop by, located just 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip at Nelson Cutoff Rd, Searchlight, NV. Tons of free parking and exploring fun. Please check in when you get to the main building and there is a fee for the Mine Tour (very minimal). Visit their Website here An incredible place to visit!
Bellamy Bridge | Marianna Florida
This is one of the most unique ad coolest locations we ever did a film at, and you are able to experience it up close and free. The Bellamy Bridge Historical Site is located in Mariana, Florida and is home to Florida's oldest bridge ad the Chipola River. It is also home to murders, tragic events and centuries of strange occurrences! We explore these stories in Spirits in the Storm and you can see them first hand. It's a bit of a walk to get to the bridge but well worth it. The trail is always maintained but gets soggy after a rainfall. Also be aware of lizards, snakes, alligators and bugs. Yes it is a true adventure! Located 20 minutes from Marianna, Florida 4057 Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail. Be advised some of the roads are dirt. Official Site here
International Car Forest | Goldfield Nevada
Featured in MPV's Documentary Real Haunts: Ghost Towns
What? Yes it's a Car Forest. Yes it's in the middle of the desert in Nevada. Near Goldfield actually. Unbelievable! A bunch of vehicles (from cars to school buses), stuck in the groud every which way.
A visit to the International Car Forest is a must visit, plus it's free and usually nobody is there. Discover the True Story in Real Haunts: Ghost Towns. And check it out 1111 East, Crystal Ave Goldfield, Nevada and online
Easy to get to and free parking and even a small primitive restroom.
Great Oaks Mansion | Marianna Florida
Featured in MPV's Documentaries Spirits in the Storm Real Haunts and Spirits in the Swamp
The Great Oaks Mansion was the very last Antebellum home built in America-the last of it's kind from the "Gone With The Wind" era.
Inside are grand staircases, massive fireplaces, giant picture windows and outside the grand columns from a by-gone era. The home sustained major Hurricane Michael damage (Cat 5) and we captured both before and after in our Film Spirits in the Storm.
When we shot there this home was up for sale, but has since been purchased. We were lucky to shoot interiors before they were refurbished. You can still drive by Great Oaks Mansion in Marianna, Florida, State Highway 71 about 7 miles away.
Lakeside Inn | Mt. Dora Florida
The beautiful Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora, Florida is a historic resort that was built in 1883 and is the oldest continually run hotel in the State. This Inn has the honor of saying Presidents of the United States stayed here...along with Gangster Al Capone, who is rumored to still haunt the hallways here. You can discover more about that story in Real Haunts.
You can visit this great Hotel and stay in one of the wonderfully designed rooms overlooking Lake Mt. Dora. You can even book the lavish "Calvin Coolidge Room" or the "Al Capone".
The Lakeside In is located at 100 Alexander St, Mt Dora, FL Easy, free parking and lively hosts and ghosts! More details here
St. Augustine Lighthouse | St. Augustine Florida
The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum is the Oldest Lighthouse in America and some say the most haunted as well. More on that in our Doc Evil Beneath.
The Lighthouse is an exciting place to visit, offering a fantastic view at the top along with other structures to explore, including the Lighthouse Keeper's house. The staff is great, offering rich stories and a behind the scenes look at the history of the Lighthouse. Does the Lighthouse Keepers Ghost haunt the long spiral staircase to the Top? Ryan finds out in Mum and Son's Chilling Adventures! Only a small fee to visit and easy, free parking. Special Tours are offered along with "Ghost Tours" throughout the year. The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum is located at 100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL the Oldest City in America. More Details here
Gold Point Ghost Town | Gold Point Nevada
Featured in MPV's Documentaries Real Haunts: Ghost Towns and Real Haunts 3
Gold Point Ghost Town is located in Central Nevada and is home to "The Sheriff" (above).
This Real Gold Rush era "Town" has much to explore, and if you're nice, The Sheriff may show you around. You'll meet him in our Doc. Real Haunts: Ghost Towns and also discover the spirits there. To get to Gold Point, just follow I-95 to H-266. Take plenty of food and water ad fill up with gas not much out there. And that's part of the beauty of it. You'll feel like you've gone back in time a hundred years. Visit their site here TIP: Buy "The Sheriff" a drink at his bar for extra excitement.
McCaw School of Mines | Las Vegas Nevada
You can learn all about Nevada mines in the coolest way possible at the McCaw School of Mines in Las Vegas. We shot there for our Doc. Real Haunts: Ghost Towns and you can explore the simulated Mine and check out the Real artifacts from Area 51, just a few miles from here. Plus a Disney inspired Mine that is massive, and several buildings to explore. They host several Special Events throughout the year so check their website here
Easy to get to in Henderson, Nevada, 57 Lynn Lane Minimal cost to get in, great for kids....and Ghost Hunting!
Historical State Hospital | Fergus Falls Minnesota
Featured in the MPV Documentary Real Haunts 3
The MPV Crew traveled up North to Fergus Falls, Minnesota to an incredible and incredibly huge location for Real Haunts 3. The Fergus Falls Hospital/Asylum was built in 1890 and closed for living people in 2007. It seem some people may not have left as Midwest Paranormal's Brian and Kristy Halstensgaard explain in this film. We also captured some unusual activity during this production that is presented in the new entry in the Real Haunts series. The location is open to the public and you can walk around and explore this historic site absolutely free with no crowds. Also don't miss the Giant Otter in Fergus Falls (as seen in the film "Vacation"). To go inside the Asylum, look out for special tours or watch the film, button below.
The Fergus Falls State Hospital is located off East Fit Avenue, Fergus Falls MN, the site is massive and you can't miss it, more details here