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Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Forrest Gump By Visiting the Film's Iconic Locations

Unlike a box of chocolates, you can know what you're going to get with these places from Gump's epic life

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Monument Valley, Utah and Arizona

One day, three years into his journey, Forrest suddenly decides to stop running. It's unclear exactly where in Monument Valley Forrest felt the urge to return home, but don't let that stop you from visiting the beautiful region, which extends into Utah and Arizona. The valley, peppered with dramatic sandstone buttes, is one of the most photographed spots on Earth

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