This Oregon State Hospital Was Actually The Setting For One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
By Serena Maria Daniels|Published August 07, 2015
Serena Maria Daniels
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.
In 1975 the critically acclaimed film One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest was released to massive success, but did you know that it was actually filmed on location in the now state-run Oregon State Hospital? Originally built in 1883 as the state’s premiere insane asylum the building holds many secrets. It also features a Museum of Mental Health that details the dated methods of witch doctor psychiatric practices from that past century.