The Hunger Games quickly became one of the most popular book series in modern day literature and that popularity only grew after the successful movie franchise brought more fans into the world of Katniss Everdeen. The thrill and dangers hidden in a world of harsh realities was contrasted by the beauty and imagery depicted by the setting chosen for the films. It’s no surprise then that fans of the series have sought out the beloved mountains of North Carolina to get a first hand glimpse at what it was like in the world depicted within the Hunger Games movies.
Located in Brevard, NC Leigh Trapp and Tammy Hopkins have started an unofficial tour of the area bringing you to several locations where the film was shot as well as offering an immersive experience into the world created by Suzanne Collins. Tours vary in length from 3 to 5 hours and are held at DuPont State Recreational Forest as well as the Henry River Mill Village where some of the filming for District 12 took place. The tours include film locations, tour guides, photo opportunities, and bonding with other fans. A plethora of activities is also included in the tour package and range from archery lessons, special effects make up, camouflage and Archery Tag. You’ll also be treated to a lunch featuring foods reminiscent to those that would have been consumed by the characters living in the fictional setting.
This is personally a great way to explore the mountainous terrain while creating an immersive experience for younger children that are fans of the books and movies. Ticket prices are fairly priced for all that is included at $40 per person for the Henry River Mill Village and $45 for the DuPont State Recreational Forest tour (children under the age of 5 are free). The Henry River Mill Village can only be viewed through a booked tour as the owner of the property has closed the area to the public due to vandalism. During the Henry River Mill Village tour, you’ll be able to experience similar activities as the DuPont State Recreational Forest tour in addition to baking your own loaf of bread at the bakery as a take home souvenir. So whether you’re an avid hiker or a fan of the movies, go enjoy the outdoors in this one of a kind experience and may the odds be ever in your favor.
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