With the help of its resurrected prehistoric monsters, the "Jurassic Park" franchise has long fascinated and frightened audiences.

"Jurassic Park" has produced its own mythology and history, from the 1993 release of the first movie through the 2022 release 

The backdrops of the movies, Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, help to set the stage for science fiction to take place.

But "Jurassic Park" wasn't merely shot on sets and sound stages since these exotic islands were made up.

The primary location of "Jurassic Park" is Isla Nublar. The fictitious tropical island contains a dormant volcano and is 120 miles west of Costa Rica.

Several of the real filming sites were in Hawaii, even though the Jurassic Park islands are supposed to be close to Central America.

Scenes shot there appear in "Jurassic Park," "Jurassic World," and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."

The Kauai location of Jurassic Kahili Ranch is another notable filming site. Jurassic World, Jurassic Park: The Lost World,