Hunger Games for­est pop­u­lar site for vis­i­tors

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

HEN­DER­SON­VILLE, N.C. — Thou­sands of peo­ple are still go­ing to visit the west­ern North Carolina for­est where the movie The Hunger Games was filmed.

The Times-News of Hen­der­son­ville re­ported the num­ber of vis­i­tors this year to DuPont State Recre­ational For­est reached 327,000 by the end of Oc­to­ber. At­ten­dance last year was about 250,000.

For­est of­fi­cials say there are no signs the surge of vis­i­tors will end any­time soon.

Su­per­vi­sor David Brown says at­ten­dance in Novem­ber has been steady, ex­cept on the cold­est days.

The film pre­miered in March. Crowds have trav­elled to see where Jen­nifer Lawrence, who played the lead char­ac­ter Kat­niss, crossed Triple Falls and plunged into a pool be­low Bri­dal Veil Falls.

Hunger Games Fan Tours of Bre­vard sold out its main-sea­son events and has started book­ing for next year.

— The As­so­ci­ated Press

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