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Twilight Book Tour

LOCATION
130 S Spartan Ave, Forks, WA

ACCESS
Open 9-5 Mon – Fri, 10-4 Sat., 10-2 Sun. “If the doors are open, we’re Open.” For more information, call the store at 360.374.6931

ADDITIONAL INFO
Twilight Central! Leppell’s Flowers and Gifts is a Twilighter’s dream. The owner, Charlene Cross, and staff are welcoming, friendly and always glad to give directions and share a story. Be sure to ask for one of their Twilight maps and get a stamp in your book.

Exclusive Twilight Merchandise.
Leppell’s carries a wide selection of unique Twilight items you can’t find anywhere else. They have Twilight and Forks High School scrapbooking supplies, Cullen baseballs and tees, Twilight themed treats, home decor items, vampire bite tattoos, jewelry and too much more to mention. You just need to see it for yourself.

Getting Married in Forks?
Leppell’s is Fork’s hometown florist with over 50 years of experience. They also have tuxedo rentals. They can help make your special day beautiful.

Leppell’s Flowers and Gifts is everything you expect Bella’s hometown to be.

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LOCATION
La Push, WA

ACCESS
Open to the public / Private

ADDITIONAL INFO
La Push is mentioned in 3 of the Twilight books. In the first book Mike plans a trip for the group of friends to this beach, during which Bella hears the story of the Cullens from Jacob. In New Moon, La Push is where Bella and Jacob spend a lot of time talking and hanging out, hence “Bella and Jacob’s log.” Large pieces of trees frequently wash up on the beach, and the pair have important conversations at a distinctive landmark driftwood tree. In the third book Bella and Jacob go to La Push as a place to hang out when Edward brings Bella over. It is an actual beach located in Washington on the Quileute Reservation. However, the movie was filmed at Indian Beach in Oregon

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LOCATION
104 E 1st Street, Port Angeles, WA

ACCESS
Open 8 – 8 Mon – Sat, Sun 9 – 5

ADDITIONAL INFO
After Angela and Jessica are done trying on dresses, Bella goes to find a bookstore. In the book she never actually makes it into the store – she just looks in the front. Port Books and News is chosen as this location on the book tour because it is in the same area as Bella Italia and Gottschalks.

Souvenirs: Books, bookmarks, pictures

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LOCATION
118 E 1st St, Port Angeles, WA

ACCESS
Open every day at 4

ADDITIONAL INFO
After Bella is almost attacked in Port Angeles and Edward saves her, he takes her out to dinner to calm her nerves and they eat at La Bella Italia. Bella has the mushroom ravioli and drinks two Cokes, at the urging of Edward.

Yes, Stephenie Meyer has eaten at Bella Italia!

The downtown restaurant served more than 1,700 orders of mushroom ravioli last year, mostly to “Twilight” fans from all over the world. They accept reservations: 360.457.5442

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LOCATION
132 E 1st St, Port Angeles, WA

ACCESS
Call for shows and times: 360.457.7997

ADDITIONAL INFO
In New Moon Bella goes to the movies twice: once with Jessica and once with Jacob and Mike, right before Jacob turns into a wolf for the first time. The name of theater is not mentioned in the book but there are only two in Port Angeles. The Lincoln Theater is most popular with Twilighters.

Souvenirs: Your ticket stub! Take a break from running around and catch a movie!

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LOCATION
950 S Forks Ave, Forks, WA

ACCESS
Open 8 – 9 every day

ADDITIONAL INFO
This is the Forks local shopping center where you will find the sporting good store where Bella works, and the Thriftway where she does all her grocery shopping. They are very friendly to Twilighters and have Twilight themed cakes, clothing and souvenirs available. For more information, call them at (360) 374-6161.

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LOCATION
Miller Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast, 654 E Division St, Forks, WA

ACCESS
Pictures available on grounds.

Interior delights available to overnight guests.

ADDITIONAL INFO
Miller Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast has volunteered their 1916 farmhouse inn to represent the Cullen House.

Esme Cullen leaves messages for visitors on a message board by the front door of the inn, and the mailbox bears the Cullen name.

Guests that choose to stay at the Miller Tree Inn are treated to warm hospitality by the Cullen’s innkeepers, Bill & Susan (who speak “Twilight”). They love having Twilighters stay with them, and they let you decide which character lives in your choice of rooms. Don’t worry, the rooms all have comfortable beds. Bill & Susan know that humans need their sleep!

The Cullen house is the home of Edward Cullen and the rest of his family. It is supposed to be a beautiful and private house hidden deep in the woods on the outskirts of town. Bella spends a lot of time here in all 4 books, especially in the last book, Breaking Dawn.

Souvenirs: Photo of the inn and a message from the Cullens available for purchase at the front door.

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LOCATION
775 K St, Forks, WA

ACCESS
Private – Pictures from the street

ADDITIONAL INFO
This is the house where Bella’s parents originally lived when they were married. Charlie is still living there, alone, when Bella moves in with him at the beginning of the story.
The McIrvin family volunteered their two-story Craftsman style house to represent Bella Swan’s home—an ideal match to the descriptions in the book. (Please respect the privacy of the home owners and do not trespass. Imagine as many as 100 people a day taking pictures of your house.) Thank you McIrvin family!

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LOCATION

1411 S Forks Ave, Forks, WA

ACCESS

Open Mon – Sat 10 – 4, Sun 11 – 4

ADDITIONAL INFO

This wasn’t featured in the book, but it should be your first stop in Forks. The unofficial headquarters for all things Twilight, Forks Chamber of Commerce is a great place to stop for information, vamp and werewolf merchandise, and especially a picture with Bella’s red truck. The people are very friendly and love having Twilighters come through town.

They provide visitors with a self-guided tour map of all the local Twilight inspired locations. They are no longer offering guided tours by appointment.

Souvenirs: Maps, jewelry, bumper stickers and exclusive T-shirts only available at the Forks Chamber of Commerce.

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LOCATION
530 Bogachiel Way, Forks, WA

ACCESS
Private – Pictures from the grounds

ADDITIONAL INFO
Dr. Carlisle Cullen works at the Forks Community Hospital. With his 300 years of experience and a vampire’s acute senses, he is an excellent doctor. As Charlie says, they are very lucky to have a doctor of his talents in such a small town.
Bella first meets Carlisle in the emergency room after her near deadly accident that Edward has saved her from. As accident prone as Bella is, you’d think she would spend more time here over the course of the books. But knowing the good doctor so well gives her the advantage of more house calls than trips to the ER.
The hospital also likes Twilight and has a parking spot for Carlisle Cullen in the parking lot where fans can take pictures.

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