12 Actual Twin Peaks Locations That You Must Explore

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Fans of the early 1990s series Twin Peaks were thrilled when Showtime announced an 18-episode reboot, the first of which premiered in May 2017. Set 25 years after the original, Twin Peaks: The Return features FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper investigating all new mysteries in the sleepy, Pacific Northwest town. If you enjoy the show, you will be pleased to know that you can actually visit some of the iconic locations where the original TV show was set! Here is a look at 12 of our favorites!

 

 

1. Twin Peaks Road Entrance
No trip would not be complete without a visit to the place where the opening sequence was shot! Reining Road in Snoqualmie is where you can catch a glimpse of the breathtaking Mount Si off in the distance. Sadly, the “Welcome to Twin Peaks, Population 51,201” has been taken down, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking in the most recognizable scene from the show!

 

 

2. The Bookhouse
Fans will remember the Bookhouse Boys, a secret society that included several of Twin Peak’s most prominent residents. The actual location used for filming their headquarters is The Old Place, a small, family-run restaurant in Cornell, California.


3. Ronette’s Bridge
Known in real life as Reinig Bridge, fans of the show remember this as the bridge that Ronette Pulaski walked across in a daze after escaping from the attacker who killed Laura Palmer. Located in Snoqualmie, fans enjoy taking photos while standing on the bridge. While the bridge, which was built in 1916, is no longer in use and has been partially dismantled, you are still welcome to walk on it.

 

 

4. Big Ed’s Gas Farm
Big Ed’s features a notable scene where James and Ed Hurley discuss Palmer’s murder. This fictional gas station was actually filmed at two locations: Indoor Garden and Lightening in Preston, Washington; and Newcomb’s Ranch, a restaurant in La Cañada Flintridge, California. In fact, attentive viewers of the show can identify the contrasting locations as the Washington location is always rainy while the California site is always dry.

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