Below are some locations featured in Iron Man 3 that you could potentially visit, or at least stop in front of and gawk before being ushered along nicely.
These exterior building shots were filmed in Cary, NC at the HQ of Epic Games. So clearly while you can’t exactly march in and start asking about badges, it’s a place you could drive by and wave at.
The Chinese Theatre
TCL Chinese Theatre, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Mann’s Chinese Theatre, or whichever company buys it out next, is located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd, in Hollywood, CA. Generally swarming with tourists and locals alike, you too, can trace the steps of Happy Hogan and explodey Extremis soldiers, and take in a whatever’s playing that day.
An actual filmed-on-location spot, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens acts as part of Killian & The Mandarin’s laboratory/film studio/dungeon/base of operations. Located in Coconut Grove in the city of Miami and built in the early 20th century, the estate also includes acres of manicured Italian Renaissance gardens, a native forest, and a grotto “casino” area. Lucky for the curious, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is open daily for tours except for Tuesdays and major holidays. Bring your student ID and receive $5 off the price of regular admission.
10880 Malibu Point Malibu, CA 90265
Because telling strangers where you live is always a great idea. While a fictional address, Tony’s Malibu Barbie Dreamhouse is supposed to be located atop a real-world land mass off the coast of Malibu called Point Dume. It’s a protected area, so naturally the house and sets were not built on the cliffs, but lucky for you, it’s a state beach, and you can go a’sifting for DUM-E’s servos in the sand while imagining a wine cellar full of armor lurks somewhere inside the cliff.
What’s better than a few cold ones, fresh seafood, burgers, and readily available parking for your Mk Whatever and Iron Patriot armor? All these things and more can be found at Neptune’s Net located at 42505 Pacific Coast HWY in Malibu, CA. Loved by locals and tourists alike, if reviews can be trusted, service can be salty but is well worth it for booze, food, and ambience. While not actually filmed on location (a mock-up of the joint was built for filming), you can still bring a pack of crayons and your appetite for the full experience.
Note: None of these photos belong to me and were pulled from either the websites linked, or wikipedia.