One of the biggest hits of 1986, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a comedy film starring Matthew Broderick. In the film, Ferris, along with his best friend Cameron, and girlfriend Sloane, skip school and have adventures through the day. The movie features a number of locations in the Chicago area.
The Bueller House
Thanks to some movie magic, the one location not in Chicago is the Bueller household. The production actually used a house in Long Beach, California. The house is located at 4160 Country Club Drive.
During the movie, the characters take in a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. These scenes were filmed live during a Cubs game. For years, there was a lot of debate about which Cubs game was featured in the film. Larry Granillo did some research and determined which Cubs game was depicted in the film and which game they actually filmed at.
Glenbrook North High School
The school featured in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is located at 2300 Shermer Road in Northbrook, Illinois. A number of scenes occur at the school, including the famous scene where Ferris pulls up in a costume. The steps and parking lot are not the front of the school, but the entrance to the auditorium.
Art Institute of Chicago
The movie shows the characters checking out the Art Institute of Chicago. All of the art seen in the film is real, and most is still on display. The Museum is located in downtown Chicago, and is one of the most popular attractions.
The Save Ferris Water Tower
The water tower is seen in the film is located just north of Chicago, in Northbrook. If you go to the Fifth Third Bank located at 1300 Meadow Rd, the water tower is right behind it. Unfortunately the Save Ferris sign has been removed.