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    Posted November 16, 2012 by
    Hildebran, North Carolina
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Nerd pilgrimages

    Hunger Games - District 12


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     A fan of the "Hunger Games" trilogy, Broadsword85 says he was excited to see the filming locations in North Carolina. "We heard about the site months earlier and stopped on our own. A tour may have been interesting, but wandering and discovering on our own felt good," he says. "I'm still telling anyone who will listen about how I stood where Katniss and Peeta stood, and about the peeling paint and collapsed chimneys of a village abandoned decades ago."
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    The bakery & District 12 village from Hunger Games was filmed at an abandoned textile mill north of Charlotte, North Carolina. The site was open to the public as of July 2012, though many of the buildings were boarded up, falling down and damaged by fans seeking souvenirs. Katness' house was easily recognizable by the renovation work to made it safe for filming, and some pieces of fence from the movie were for sale. Overall the best public location to relive the movie.
    Also in the area is Triple Falls, which appeared in most of the river scenes. It's a beautiful area without the movie reference, but finding the place where Peeta lay camouflaged is exciting as well. Be prepared for a significant uphill hike. The Cornucopia field is visible on another trail, though it's not accessible and lacks any recognizable features.
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