The Straight Story (1999) Filming Locations

Location #1: Alvin’s house


Roughly at West Section Line Road & Ralston Street, Laurens, Iowa, United States

Note from the Webmaster: Don’t look, it’s gone.

Location #2: Opening scenes

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In Laurens, Iowa, United States

Note from the Webmaster: Google Street View hasn’t been made fully available in Laurens yet. When this is done, I’ll look them up and update the info.

Location #3: Alvin leaving the city

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Near West Main Street & North 3rd Street, Laurens, Iowa, United States

Location #4: Alvin driving past


The Grotto of the Redemption, 300 North Broadway Avenue, West Bend, Iowa, United States

Location #5: Reaching


North Linn Avenue & West Milwaukee Street, New Hampton, Iowa, United States

One thought on “The Straight Story (1999) Filming Locations

  1. $onny

    Whereabouts in Mount Zion is the house? I don’t believe that house in the film is there.
    Jeff Teel on ‘Following the Straight Path’ tried to find the house during his travels:
    I love how in-depth he goes into his travel because I’m such a huge fan of the film.
    I believe in the picture above is a set and is actually in a totally different location, instead of the actual real life house of Mount Zion where the story took place.


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