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Roadtrip to Aspen: Mapping the Iconic Spots of Dumb & Dumber

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Aspen may be known for its expensive houses and extravagant events (snow polo anyone?), but the world's most famous ski town really hit superstar status with the 1994 release of Dumb & Dumber. In their directorial debut, the Farrelly brothers tell the slapstick story of two dimwitted friends from Providence, Rhode Island who embark on a cross-country road trip to Aspen. Never mind that Llyod and Harry continually mis-locate the ski town in California, Aspen holds a special role in the film. As Lloyd (Jim Carrey) exclaims, the historic ski town is "a place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Asssspen." Here's the catch: while the Farrelly brothers did film in Colorado, no scenes were ever filmed in Aspen. We break down where all the wannabe-Aspen ski moments were filmed, from Salt Lake City to Breckenridge. Behold, the map guide to Dumb & Dumber.


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1. The Big Blue Bug

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161 O Connell Street
Providence, RI 02905

The Farrelly brothers used Providence's Big Blue Bug to establish a little scene-setting for their home state of Rhode Island. This landmark overlooks the I-95 and is almost 1000 times bigger than a normal termite.

2. Mary's "New England" Mansion

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9565 Wasatch Boulevard
Sandy, UT 84092

In a classic production twist, Mary Swanson's "New England" mansion is actually nowhere near the East Coast. Instead, the 20-acre estate built in 1975 is actually located in Sandy, Utah near the Little Cottonwood Canyon.

3. Lloyd and Harry Take a Bath

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425 South Main Street
Heber City, UT 84032

Harry and Lloyd take a bath together at the Bear Mountain Chalet in Utah. Nice bathtub.

4. Highway Scenes

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709 East Riverview Avenue
Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Much of the film depicts Lloyd and Harry's epic trek across the country in search of Mary Swanson. Most of their transcontinental journey, including the highways, fast-food joints, and truck stops, was filmed around Fort Morgan, a small town on the eastern plains of Colorado. The memorable "wrong-way" scene when the pair get in an epic fight after Lloyd drives five hours in the wrong direction? Yup, that was eastern Colorado.

5. Arrival in "Aspen"

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150 Ski Hill Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Harry and Lloyd finally make it to "Aspen." Except it's not Aspen. Dumb & Dumber actually filmed the scene on Main Street, Breckenridge, which sits at a higher altitude than Aspen and was therefore more likely to be covered in snow in late spring.

6. The Scooter Goes Through Town

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638 Park Avenue
Park City, UT 84060

Lloyd and Harry ride their scooter through "Aspen." In fact, the scene was filmed in both Park City and Breckenridge.

7. The "Danbury" Hotel

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333 East Wonderview Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517

Flush with money from their suitcase, Lloyd and Harry stay at the ultra-luxe "Danbury Hotel". In reality, the scenes were filmed at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.

8. The Avalanche Bar & Grill

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333 East Wonderview Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517

Lloyd waits in vain for Mary Swanson at the Avalanche Bar & Grill. The scenes were filmed at the Stanley Hotel's bar in Estes Park.

9. Oh Look- Frost!

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209 10 Mile Circle
Frisco, CO 80443

While Lloyd is waiting in the bar for Mary, Harry is skiing with her at Copper Mountain Resort. And then he gets his tongue stuck on the chairlift, because it's Dumb & Dumber.

10. The Snowy Owl Benefit

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400 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Lloyd and Harry get all fancied up to attend the Snowy Owl Benefit in Aspen. In fact, the scenes were filmed in Salt Lake City in a music venue now called the Depot.

11. Nicholas Andre's House

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2250 Deer Valley Drive South
Park City, UT 84060

Both the Aspen "chalet" in Dumb & Dumber and the home of villain Nicholas Andre (played by Charles Rocket) were actually filmed in Deer Valley, Utah.

1. The Big Blue Bug

161 O Connell Street, Providence, RI 02905

The Farrelly brothers used Providence's Big Blue Bug to establish a little scene-setting for their home state of Rhode Island. This landmark overlooks the I-95 and is almost 1000 times bigger than a normal termite.

161 O Connell Street
Providence, RI 02905

2. Mary's "New England" Mansion

9565 Wasatch Boulevard, Sandy, UT 84092

In a classic production twist, Mary Swanson's "New England" mansion is actually nowhere near the East Coast. Instead, the 20-acre estate built in 1975 is actually located in Sandy, Utah near the Little Cottonwood Canyon.

9565 Wasatch Boulevard
Sandy, UT 84092

3. Lloyd and Harry Take a Bath

425 South Main Street, Heber City, UT 84032

Harry and Lloyd take a bath together at the Bear Mountain Chalet in Utah. Nice bathtub.

425 South Main Street
Heber City, UT 84032

4. Highway Scenes

709 East Riverview Avenue, Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Much of the film depicts Lloyd and Harry's epic trek across the country in search of Mary Swanson. Most of their transcontinental journey, including the highways, fast-food joints, and truck stops, was filmed around Fort Morgan, a small town on the eastern plains of Colorado. The memorable "wrong-way" scene when the pair get in an epic fight after Lloyd drives five hours in the wrong direction? Yup, that was eastern Colorado.

709 East Riverview Avenue
Fort Morgan, CO 80701

5. Arrival in "Aspen"

150 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Harry and Lloyd finally make it to "Aspen." Except it's not Aspen. Dumb & Dumber actually filmed the scene on Main Street, Breckenridge, which sits at a higher altitude than Aspen and was therefore more likely to be covered in snow in late spring.

150 Ski Hill Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424

6. The Scooter Goes Through Town

638 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84060

Lloyd and Harry ride their scooter through "Aspen." In fact, the scene was filmed in both Park City and Breckenridge.

638 Park Avenue
Park City, UT 84060

7. The "Danbury" Hotel

333 East Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Flush with money from their suitcase, Lloyd and Harry stay at the ultra-luxe "Danbury Hotel". In reality, the scenes were filmed at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.

333 East Wonderview Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517

8. The Avalanche Bar & Grill

333 East Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Lloyd waits in vain for Mary Swanson at the Avalanche Bar & Grill. The scenes were filmed at the Stanley Hotel's bar in Estes Park.

333 East Wonderview Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517

9. Oh Look- Frost!

209 10 Mile Circle, Frisco, CO 80443

While Lloyd is waiting in the bar for Mary, Harry is skiing with her at Copper Mountain Resort. And then he gets his tongue stuck on the chairlift, because it's Dumb & Dumber.

209 10 Mile Circle
Frisco, CO 80443

10. The Snowy Owl Benefit

400 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Lloyd and Harry get all fancied up to attend the Snowy Owl Benefit in Aspen. In fact, the scenes were filmed in Salt Lake City in a music venue now called the Depot.

400 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

11. Nicholas Andre's House

2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, UT 84060

Both the Aspen "chalet" in Dumb & Dumber and the home of villain Nicholas Andre (played by Charles Rocket) were actually filmed in Deer Valley, Utah.

2250 Deer Valley Drive South
Park City, UT 84060