Jurassic Park Trilogy
Another of Hollywood’s most quotable film franchises with a memorable musical score to match, Jurassic Park is packed with exotic locations and exciting scenes that none of us will ever forget. From the very first film, Jurassic Park, released way back in 1993, the franchise went on to include four more rip-roaring monster spectacles: The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Though set on the tropical islands of Costa Rica, most of the Jurassic Park franchise was, in fact, filmed in Hawaii.
1993, 1997, 2001, 2015, 2018
Gross Box Office
$4.99 billion (combined)
Kauai, Hawaii and the United Kingdom
Landmarks and Locations
- Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii – Location for the dinosaur stampede and gyrosphere scene in Fallen Kingdom. Scenes from Jurassic Park and Jurassic World were also filmed here.
- He’eia, Hawaii – Location for jungle scenes where Owen Grady tracks down Blue the velociraptor, and where the rescued dinosaurs are transported from the island at the pier.
Why You Should Visit
The vast and magical Kualoa Ranch hasn’t just been the location of over 50 amazing Hollywood blockbuster shoots. This 4,000-acre nature reserve has also been a sacred site and an airfield and has even served as a festival venue, all contributing to its ever-growing charm and intrigue. Unsurprisingly, the filming of the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films has had a profoundly positive effect on Hawaii’s tourism, and the Jurassic Park movie site tour alone receives over 600,000 visitors per year. It’s well worth a visit, by the way.