Bartlett, Indiana Filming Locations: Where was All the Bright Places filmed?

Elle Fanning and Justice Smith with bikes
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Grab the tissues for the All the Bright Places love story, the new Netflix romantic drama set in the fictional town of Bartlett, Indiana. The film brings to the small screen the awarded novel about young love and mental illness, first published in 2015 by Jennifer Niven. Bartlett is inspired by Niven's home town, Richmond, also in Indiana.

The movie star model and singer Elle Fanning (Aurora in the Maleficent film series) as Violet Markey, who is grieving the loss of her older sister in a car crash. She'd like to get out of Bartlett, the small town where it all happened, but she has to wait until graduation. Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Detective Pikachu), plays Theodore Finch, the teenager who suffers from Bipolar Disorder and falls in love with Violet.

During their romance, Finch and Violet travel to several bright places in Indiana. All the Bright Places was shot basically in Ohio and around the city of Cleveland. Also a few filming locations were shot in Indiana. Here is our spoiler-free report for the Netflix movie:

Where was All the Bright Places filmed?

Bartlett Indiana
A key location in both the movie and the book is the bridge in Bartlett where the kids first met. Several scenes or the movie were filmed in Elyria's Washington Avenue bridge in Ohio.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix - Bridge Map


Violet Markey house
We found Violet's family home in Stanford Rd, in Cleveland's Shaker Heights Neighborhood.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Hoosier Hill scene from All the Bright Places
The first place where the couple travel is the highest point in Indiana, Hoosier Hill, at 1,257 feet above sea level. There is a 'before I die I want to...' graffiti on West Side Market in Cleveland, that may have been the inspiration for the one pictured in the ruined building scene. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Bartlett High secondary school
The filmmakers never show the facade of the high school during the movie. In the book Bartlett High is inspired by Richmond (Indiana) High School. The Euclid High School and the Charles F. Brush High School in Lyndhurst, both in Ohio, are also listed in the film's credits. The Devil All the Time locations are also set in Ohio, but filmed in Alabama. Image courtesy of Netflix


Blue Flash Backyard Roller Coaster movie sequence
The homemade Blue Flash roller coaster was erected in the town of Bruceville, Indiana. John Ivers, a car mechanic who could be your grandpa, liked roller coasters so much that he built one in his own backyard.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Blue Flash roller coaster location


Shoes hanging Tree
According to Roadside America, there are 3 Shoe Trees in Ohio (Bainbridge, Worthington and in Cleveland Cemetery), and 3 more in Indiana (Albany, Milltown and Troy). Which one is featured in the movie? Image courtesy of Netflix


All die verdammt perfekten Tage drehort
The old train station looks like the Midwest Railway Preservation Society in Cleveland, although there is also a locomotive graveyard in Lordstown. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Church location scene with Violet
The church where "weary travelers to stop and rest", built "in memoriam to those who have lost their lives in auto accidents", was filmed in Hale Farm & Village in Bath (Ohio). This is a historic landmark and museum, offering a glimpse of life in the 1860s. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Violet bikini scene in the lake
In the book, the lake of the missing teenagers where Finch and Violet are going for a swim, is inspired by the Blue Hole lake in Prairieton, Indiana. The closest place in real life to Bartlett, Indiana is a town called Bartlettsville in Lawrence County.

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5 comments
  1. I just watched this movie and now researching it

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  2. Me encanto su publicación ,en verdad es muy buena y esta muy completa pienso escaparme unos días y quería conocer todos los lugares de violet y finch y aqui los encontré

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  3. Thank's for the information. after watching this movie i feel like miss those all bright places

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  4. I just watched the movie this morning and was was searching to find the locations. Excited to find out where the roller coaster was built as I grew up in Bicknell, Indiana which is near Bruceville. Such a heart-wrenching movie.........I loved it!

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  5. I live in Carlisle. The coaster is on 41 close to Oaktown. It was neat seeing it in the movie. I never knew that area was considered Bruceville. Emison maybe, but as a local I guess I still learn new things every day lol

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