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6 'The Ring' Filming Locations You Can Visit That'll Scare Any Horror Movie Fan

The PNW makes for the perfect horror film backdrop. 💦
Movies Filmed In Washington Include 6 'The Ring' Locations You Can Visit

Everyone probably remembers the first time they watched the 2002 horror film, "The Ring." To make it even more real for folks from the PNW, the majority of the classic flick was filmed right here in Seattle, like many other movies filmed in Washington. It's a perfect backdrop for a rainy, dreary film. 

The shooting locations feature all kinds of quintessential Washington staples from popular children's summer camps to Port Townsend Ferry Terminals and the downtown Seattle skyline. 

Are you brave enough to find the location of Samara's well? What about Shelter Mountain Inn?

If so, this list features six of the places you can visit to head out on a spooky tour.

Make sure to have your phone fully charged and bring a friend along and remember, play at your own risk!

Harbor Steps Apartments

Price: Free

Address: 1221 1st Ave., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: The Harbor Steps have fantastic views of the downtown waterfront as well as tons of cute shops.


Alaskan Way Viaduct

Price: Free

Address: Downtown Seattle Waterfront, WA

Why You Need To Go: Even though many Seattleites were sad about the viaduct being torn down, the view on the waterfront now is unmatched.

The Westin Hotel

Price: Free

Address: 1900 5th Ave., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: Several scenes were filmed on 5th Ave. in downtown and the Westin is one of the main shooting points. You can also pop in the hotel for a beer as well!


Pass Lake

Price: Free

Address: 48.4197° N, 122.6361° W

Why You Need To Go: Many of the film's water scenes were filmed on this lake. Scary.

Port Townsend Ferry Terminal

Price: Free

Address: 1301 Water St., Port Townsend, WA

Why You Need To Go: Remember the scene of the horse falling off the ferry? That scene was filmed (and of course, CGI-ed), on the Quinalt Ferry.


Deception Pass Bridge

Price: $10 to visit Deception Pass Park

Address: North Whidbey, Oak Harbor, WA

Why You Need To Go: The bridge scene is where Rachel and Noah are traveling to the lighthouse, which was filmed on the Oregon coast.


Are you brave enough to take on this eerie tour?

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment, and obey any local laws.

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