Filming location in Jurassic Park Series

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The breathtaking scene, which showcases a Brachiosaurus grazing and a herd of Parasaurolophuses in the background, was filmed in the island of Kauai, Hawai. Stay with us for the detailed filming location or click the map pin icon in the navigation section for specifics.

“Dr. Grant, my dear Dr. Sattler… Welcome to Jurassic Park.”

John Hammond

Where was the scene filmed where Alan and Ellie saw Dinosaurs for the first time?

The scene where Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) first lay eyes on real, living dinosaurs was shot at the Jurassic Kahili Ranch, located near Kauai, in the area of Hawaii, United States. The ranch’s lush landscapes and stunning vistas provided an ideal backdrop for this iconic cinematic moment.

Important Note: Kahili Ranch Estate is a private property, and the filming location is deep within its boundaries. Consequently, public access is not permitted. Due to these restrictions, the exact location marked on the map should be considered an estimate rather than a precise pinpoint.

More about Jurassic Kahili Ranch

The Jurassic Kahili Ranch isn’t just a paradise for filmmakers; it’s also a functioning ranch with various types of agricultural activity. While its beauty has made it a coveted filming location, the ranch is also committed to sustainable practices and land stewardship, which make it all the more remarkable.

The scene filmed at Jurassic Kahili Ranch:

Alan and Ellie Seeing Dinosaurs for the First Time
(Jurassic Park 1993)
In this scene, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) experience a profound sense of awe when they first see living dinosaurs. It’s a pivotal moment, transforming their professional and personal perspectives on the ancient creatures they’ve studied for years. The expansive grasslands and panoramic skies of Jurassic Kahili Ranch perfectly encapsulate the grandeur and marvel that the characters—and the audience—feel during this sequence.

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