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Dirty Dancing

Filmed in Virginia

Dirty Dancing

Filmed at Mountain Lake Lodge


Dirty Dancing, the unforgettable summer love story that danced its way into the American pop culture hall of fame back in 1987, is back in the limelight this year! Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the story will be re-imagined as a musical in the upcoming television special starring Abigail Breslin, airing on ABC May 24th.

If you’ve caught the Dirty Dancing fever again, it might be time to plan a trip to Southwest Virginia. While Baby and Johnny’s original story was set at the fictional Kellerman Resort in the Catskills of New York State, the film was shot largely at the idyllic Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia. You can still visit this instantly recognizable locale, and have yourself an equally memorable summer vacation (but perhaps less dramatic). The resort offers an array of outdoor activities as seen on-screen, and has special themed weekends that feature film tours, dance instruction, and celebrations of all things Dirty Dancing.

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