Hungry for <i>The Hunger Games</i>? Journey to the heart of the action in North Carolina, where you can hone some serious survival skills -- and see where the film's cast stayed and hung out.
<b>Henry River Mill Village</b><br>Look familiar? The house on the left served as Katniss Everdeen’s family shack in <i>The Hunger Games</i>. Journey 70 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC, to see it in an abandoned textile village (Henry River Mill Village), in the town of Hildebran.
<b>Blue Ridge Parkway</b><br>Follow this path: Craggy Gardens, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, leads you to Craggy Pinnacle -- a nearly 6,000-foot elevation from which you can see North Fork Reservoir, where <i>The Hunger Games</i>’ Cornucopia scenes were filmed.
<b>Asheville’s Hotel Indigo</b><br>During filming, <i>Hunger Games</i>’ actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth stayed in condos atop this chic boutique hotel.
<b>Bridal Veil Falls</b><br>During the film’s flame fight, Katniss races toward a pool of water -- in real life, it’s at the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls at DuPont State Recreational Forest.
<b>Nantahala Outdoor Center</b><br>Hone your survival skills at Nantahala Outdoor Center, near the Great Smoky Mountains. Go whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River -- first, with a practice run along 8 miles of easy Class 2 rapids, then a Class 3 whitewater run toward Nantahala Falls.
<b>Navitat Canopy Adventures</b><br>In tribute to Rue -- District 11’s competitor -- soar above the treetops near Pisgah National Forest. <i>The Hunger Games</i>’ Josh Hutchinson and then-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens zip-lined in the area during some downtime.
<b>Asheville’s Troy & Sons</b><br>And when you’ve conquered North Carolina’s rivers and treetops, try some moonshine -- legal, of course -- from Asheville’s Troy & Sons, made just the way Haymitch would have liked it.
<b>US National Whitewater Center</b><br>When he wasn’t training Jennifer Lawrence’s character to kill or be killed, Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy) visited the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. Woody climbed the outdoor recreation center’s 46-foot rock wall.
<b>Amelies French Bakery</b><br>During filming, Woody Harrelson also dropped by this 24-hour café -- in Charlotte’s NoDa (North of Davidson Street) neighborhood -- to play chess with the regulars. Here’s a look at the café’s signature style: handmade light fixtures.
<b>Knight Theater in Charlotte</b><br>The Knight Theater was where creepy Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) interviews each Tribute. Head to the 1,191-seat performing arts venue in Charlotte, NC, for concerts, theater … and a look at where Caesar talks “lamb stew” with Katniss.
<b>Shelby, North Carolina</b><br>Much of film's Reaping and Hob scenes took place in private warehouses like this, in Shelby, NC. Soak up the local atmosphere at shops and restaurants at the intersection of Lafayette and Marion streets.