17 Places You Recognize from Utah That Showed Up In Famous Movies

Pretty much every Utahn knows that many places in our state are famous for Westerns and Sci-Fi movies. But did you know that part of “National Lampoon’s Family Vacation” was filmed in Utah? How about “Better off Dead?” Some of these movies won’t surprise you — others will.

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This doesn’t even attempt to be a comprehensive list of ALL the movies filmed in Utah. Which of your favorites did I leave out?