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


117 North 3rd Street, Laurens, Iowa, United States

Location #3: Modular structure


In Laurens, Iowa, United States

Note from the Webmaster: Exact location unknown.

Location #4: Alvin leaving the city

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

Location #5: Alvin driving past


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

5 thoughts 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.

  2. Brad

    It’s off of Remington Hill Road which is off of County Road S in Crawford County, WI. In the movie the bartender said it’s of of County Rd W which is incorrect. However County Rd W runs through Mt Zion which also plays a part in the movie. I grew up in the county and absolutely love it here. Any questions email me bnett94@gmail.con

  3. Stan Van Peursem

    Having been raised in Laurens, Iowa, for the first 7 years of my life . I found this film most interesting. Well done. The message of the film is about forgiveness and our pastor recently used this in her sermon to make that point. Unfortunately, there those who are not willing, in today’s world, to forgive.

  4. Brad

    (Lyle) Henry’s cabin is off of Remington, same as the movie. The little cabin has been knocked down and destroyed.


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