Scene In Nevada: The Hangover (2009) | Nevada Film Office


Scene In Nevada: The Hangover

Currently the second highest grossing R-rated comedy ever in the U.S. The Hangover is one of those classic shenanigan-filled films about a bachelor party in Las Vegas. You can watch the official trailer below:

Released in 2009, The Hangover was nominated for many awards, winning almost half of them including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy in 2010.

The film was such a success that two sequels, The Hangover Part II and The Hangover Part III, were later filmed and released.

Much of The Hangover was filmed in Nevada. Here’s a rundown of 10 filming locations along with a few fun facts you might not know about The Hangover.

#1 – Jean Fuel West Shell

The Hangover - Gas n Gulp

Fun Film Fact:
The Jean Fuel West Shell was renamed “gas n gulp” for the movie. Filming also took place inside the Food Mart with a few changes made to the interior.

Jean Fuel Gas Station

#2 – Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace

Fun Film Fact:
“The Villa” is not a real suite available at Caesars Palace. The room was designed and created on Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios, with inspiration drawn from The Forum Tower Emperor’s Suite (which is actually the suite featured in the movie Rain Man).

Why did they choose to create the set instead of using a real room? Because they didn’t want to damage real property… and because tigers aren’t allowed in hotel rooms.

The Hangover - Caesars Palace

#3 – Augustus Tower at Caesars Palace

The Hangover - Augustus Tower

Fun Film Fact:
Although the suite that the guys stayed in doesn’t really exist, the hallway and elevator lobby the guys were at throughout the movie is real and located on the 24th floor of the Augustus Tower.

The Hangover - Caesars

Fun Film Fact:
Did you know that baby Tyler (aka “Carlos”) was actually played by three sets of twins and a dummy?

The Hangover - Augustus Tower

#4 – Hostel Cat – The Best Little Chapel

The Hangover - Best Little Chapel

Fun Film Fact:
The Best Little Chapel is not a real place. A fake building front was added to the northern side of the Hostel Cat building. The bus stop that the guys drove through is also fake and was added for the movie.

The Hangover - Stu at the Chapel

#5 – Wild Wild West – Room 825

The Hangover - Wild Wild West

Fun Film Fact:
Lindsay Lohan was offered the part of Jade but she turned it down. She later admitted that she regretted that decision.

The Hangover - Wild Wild West

#6 – Empty Lot at Mandalay Bay Rd & Giles St

The Hangover - Parking Lot

Fun Film Fact:
It was actually Ken Jeong’s idea to jump out of the trunk of the car naked.

The Hangover - Empty Lot

#7 – East Fremont St

The Hangover - East Fremont St

Fun Film Fact:
In this scene filmed at East Fremont St, Phil, Stu and Alan are on their way to return Mike Tyson’s tiger. In real life, Mike Tyson actually owns 7 tigers!

The Hangover - Mike Tyson drumming

#8 – Atomic Liquors

The Hangover - Atomic Liquors

Fun Film Fact:
Atomic Liquors is the oldest free-standing bar in Las Vegas.

#9 – Riviera Hotel & Casino

The Hangover - Riviera

Fun Film Fact:
This whole scene is an homage to another locally filmed movie, Rain Man.

The Hangover - Riviera Rain Man

#10 – Dry Lake Bed in Jean, NV

The Hangover - Jean Dry Lake Bed

The Hangover - Dry Lake Bed

If you’re a huge fan of the movie and are here in Las Vegas, you should definitely think about taking your own little film tour of all of these filming locations for The Hangover! Send us pictures of you visiting these movie locations from your favorite scenes and we’ll share it on our Facebook and Twitter!

For addresses and exact locations used throughout The Hangover, check out our interactive Nevada Film Tourism Map!

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