The Rocky Filming Location Guide

The web’s most comprehensive list of filming locations used in Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” movies, covering spots from Philadelphia to Los Angeles.

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Original Rocky Training Montage First Training Scene in Rocky - (Philadelphia) Filming location for the very first scene of the original training montage where Rocky jogs through a railroad yard lifting bricks.
Sohio Resolute Ship in Rocky Collecting at the Philly Docks - "You wanna dance, you gotta pay the band. You wanna borrow, you gotta pay the man." Here's where Rocky doesn't break the guy's thumb.
Rocky Training Montage Location Ship from Original Training Montage - In one of the highlights of the original Rocky training montage, Sylvester Stallone is seen running along a dockside with a ship in the background.
Rocky Training Montage Location Arched Bridge in Training Montage - (Philadelphia) Filming location for riverside bridge Rocky Balboa runs past during his "Gonna Fly Now" training montage in Philly.
Rocky and Adrian Ice Skating Ice Skating Rink (First Date) - (Los Angeles) The empty ice skating rink where Rocky takes Adrian for their first date on Thanksgiving night.
Rocky vs Spider Rico Fight Resurrection Gym - (Los Angeles) The opening shot of the movie features a painting of Jesus overlooking the match between Rocky and Spider Rico.
Rocky "Take You Back" Location “Take You Back” Street Corners - (Philadelphia) The corner where Frank Stallone and the boys sing "Take You Back", and later "Two Kinds of Love" in Rocky II.
Rocky Mr Gazzo Scene Mr. Gazzo’s Street - (Philadelphia) "I shoulda broke your thumbs!" This is the street where Rocky and Gazzo get out of the car to talk about Del Rio.
Lucky Seven Tavern in Rocky Lucky Seven Tavern - (Philadelphia) The Lucky Seven Tavern seen in Rocky is a different location than the one in Rocky Balboa.
Mighty Mick's Gym Interior Main Street Gym - (Los Angeles) L.A.'s historic gym was utilized as the interior of Mighty Mick's during the filming of Rocky.
Carl Weathers Interview in 1979 Throwback 1979 Interview: Carl Weathers on “Rocky II”, Being a Big Guy - In a 1979 television interview, Carl Weathers, known for his portrayal of Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise, provided insights into his experience filming Rocky II and his perspective on Hollywood stereotypes. Fibs About Boxing in Real Life The interviewer first dove into Weathers’ background, prompting him to clarify misconceptions about his real-life boxing history. […]
Rocky II Chicken Chase Rocky II Chicken Chase - "If you can catch dis thing, you can catch greased lightning," Mickey tells Rocky as he chases a chicken during his training.
Rocky II Ambulance Hospital Rocky II Philadelphia Hospital - Following his battle with Apollo Creed, Rocky is taken by ambulance to the Philadelphia Hospital emergency room entrance on Spruce Street.
Rocky II Hospital Scene Rocky II Hospital Outpatient Building - When Rocky leaves the hospital, he's met with his agent trying to get a signature for a commercial job outside the Outpatient building.
Rocky II Hospital Chapel Scene Rocky II Hospital Chapel - Rocky and Mickey stay and pray in this hospital's chapel while Adrian is in a coma following the birth of Rocky Jr.
Rocky "Take You Back" Location “Take You Back” Street Corners - (Philadelphia) The corner where Frank Stallone and the boys sing "Take You Back", and later "Two Kinds of Love" in Rocky II.
Rittenhouse Square - (Philadelphia) The park that Adrian and Rocky walk through after finding out they're going to have a baby.
Rocky Adrian House in Philly Rocky & Adrian’s House in Rocky II - (Philadelphia) "Nice steps." This is the house Rocky and Adrian buy in Rocky II just after their wedding.
Rocky II Pontiac Trans Am Trans Am Car Dealership - (Philadelphia) Can he drive? He's one of the greats! This tiny spot downtown is where Rocky bought his Trans Am.
Mighty Mick's Gym Interior Main Street Gym - (Los Angeles) L.A.'s historic gym was utilized as the interior of Mighty Mick's during the filming of Rocky.
Rocky III Thunderlips Arena Los Angeles Convention Center - Rocky III's charity match between Rocky and Thunderlips (Hulk Hogan) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Mickey Goldmill’s Cemetery - (Los Angeles) Mickey's Jewish funeral scene was filmed in Los Angeles inside Hollywood Forever Cemetery, in the Beth Olam Mausoleum.
Rocky 3 Hotel Scene Hotel Lorane - (Los Angeles) The dilapidated old L.A. hotel where Rocky, Adrian and Paulie stay in Rocky III.
Santa Monica Beach - (Los Angeles) Rocky and Apollo race each other along the beach in Santa Monica, near the Santa Monica Pier.
Bellevue Stratford Hotel - (Los Angeles) This posh hotel was used as the exterior façade for Balboa's palatial gym in Rocky III.
King Edward Hotel - (Los Angeles) An historic hotel - you can just glimpse it in the background during a city shot in Rocky III.
Mighty Mick's Gym Interior Main Street Gym - (Los Angeles) L.A.'s historic gym was utilized as the interior of Mighty Mick's during the filming of Rocky.
Madison Square Garden - (New York) The Garden's exterior was seen briefly in Rocky III and played host to the Stallion's battle with Clubber Lang.
Rocky Steps Filming Location The Philadelphia Museum of Art - (Philadelphia) The Rocky steps. Enough said. There is not a single more iconic location for die-hard fans. Plus, the giant bronze Rocky statue lives here now, too!
Rocky at Mighty Mick's Gym Mighty Mick’s Gym - (Philadelphia) It's Mickey Goldmill's grungy gym near the pet shop, the spot where Rocky trains - and loses his locker.
Siberian Cabin in Russia - Jackson Hole, Wyoming stood in for Russia when Rocky went to live on a rustic farm and train in the Siberian Wilderness for his fight with Drago.
The Balboa Mansion in Rocky IV - (Los Angeles) Here's the beautiful estate near Beverly Hills, California that Rocky and Adrian call home in Rocky IV.
Rocky "No Easy Way Out" ‘No Easy Way Out’ Tunnel - (Los Angeles) Rocky IV drives through the landmark Los Angeles tunnel at the end of his guilt montage.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino - (Las Vegas) Now Bally's Hotel & Casino, the MGM Grand hosted the exhibition bout that pitted Apollo Creed against Ivan Drago.
Rocky vs Spider Rico Fight Resurrection Gym - (Los Angeles) The opening shot of the movie features a painting of Jesus overlooking the match between Rocky and Spider Rico.
Rocky V School Robert’s School - (Philadelphia) The hard times of Rocky V sent Robert to his new elementary school here in Passyunk Square. Teach your kid to fight before you enroll him here.
Andy's Bar from Rocky 5 Andy’s Bar - (Philadelphia) This little bar across the street from Mighty Mick's Gym is where Rocky fought Tommy Gunn in the street
Adrian & Paulie’s House - (Philadelphia) Featured prominently in Rocky and Rocky V, this actual residence looked very similar until about 2010.
Rocky Italian Market The Italian Market - (Philadelphia) Rocky’s morning workout trails right through the middle of the famed Italian Market, and most recently, it’s where we saw the champ buy fresh groceries for his restaurant.
Rocky Steps Filming Location The Philadelphia Museum of Art - (Philadelphia) The Rocky steps. Enough said. There is not a single more iconic location for die-hard fans. Plus, the giant bronze Rocky statue lives here now, too!
Rocky at Mighty Mick's Gym Mighty Mick’s Gym - (Philadelphia) It's Mickey Goldmill's grungy gym near the pet shop, the spot where Rocky trains - and loses his locker.
Rocky Movie Pet Shop Adrian’s Pet Shop - (Philadelphia) Adrian’s pet shop – literally just a few steps away from Mighty Mick’s – has gotten dingier with the years. It was, for years, a real pet shop, but was closed in the mid 2000's.
Rocky Balboa Gym South Philly Lifting Club - Rocky and the gang begin training for Balboa's fight against Mason "The Line" Dixon at an abandoned looking gym in South Philly.
Rocky Balboa Speech to Son Site of Rocky Balboa’s “Sunshine and Rainbows” Speech - "It ain't about how hard you can hit ..." Considered the most inspirational speech in the Rocky movies, Rocky Balboa's message to his son was filmed here.
Robert’s Office Building - (Philadelphia) Rocky Jr. works in this modern all-glass building located in Philadelphia. It's here that Rocky comes to visit his son, and meets Robert's boss for a photo.
Rocky and Paulie’s House in “Rocky Balboa” - (Philadelphia) In 2006's 'Rocky Balboa', the first time we see Rocky, its in this house, located in his old Kensington, Philadelphia neighborhood.
Rocky Balboa Filming Location Demolished Ice Skating Rink - (Philadelphia) The demolished ice skating rink where Rocky takes Adrian for their first date on Thanksgiving night.
Robert’s Apartment - (Philadelphia) Rocky Jr.'s apartment house sets the scene for Rocky's dream of stepping back into the ring.
Milo Ventimiglia in Rocky Balboa Irish Pub - (Philadelphia) Thirsty? You can stop for a drink at the pub where "Baby Rocky" watched the computer fight between his dad and Mason Dixon.
Lucky Seven Tavern in Rocky Lucky Seven Tavern - (Philadelphia) The Lucky Seven Tavern seen in Rocky is a different location than the one in Rocky Balboa.
Rocky Balboa Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino - (Las Vegas) Mandalay Bay's sports arena was the scene of Rocky's final fight against Mason Dixon.
Little Marie's House in Rocky Balboa Little Marie & Steps’ House - (Philadelphia) This run-down street was used as the seedy neighborhood of grown-up Little Marie and her son, Steps. Her house has a nice, workin’ lightbulb out front, too.
Apollo Creed’s Mansion - (Philadelphia) Apollo's money bought Mary Anne Creed this huge estate set in Los Angeles, CA where she brings Adonis Creed to live with her.
Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk - (Philadelphia) Rocky trains Adonis here at Philly's riverside boardwalk which offers gorgeous views of the city's skyline.
Goodison Park - (Liverpool, UK) Football stadium home to Everton featured the background crowd footage used in the Conlan v. Creed fight.
Creed’s “Fighting Stronger” Running Route - (Philadelphia) Street that Adonis runs down with the biker kids as they go to see Rocky.
Front Street Gym - (Philadelphia) The boxing gym where Rocky Balboa trains Adonis Creed.
The Electric Factory - (Philadelphia) Adonis checks out Bianca's live show at Philly's famous concert venue.
Max’s Steaks - (Philadelphia) Adonis and Bianca have their first date over a Philly cheesesteak.
Rocky’s House in “Creed” - (Philadelphia) Rocky Balboa's new Philly home seen in Creed.
Adonis Creed’s Apartment - (Philadelphia) Donny's apartment in Philly, also Bianca's apartment.
Delphi Boxing Academy - (Philadelphia) Meant to be Apollo's home gym in Los Angeles, this place is really in Philly.
Filming Location Creed II Spider Rico King David Baptist Church - In a deleted scene from Creed II, Rocky Balboa is seen entering King David Baptist Church in South Philly for Spider Rico's eulogy.
Ever wonder where Rocky really lived? Or where Adrian’s pet shop is? Total Rocky aims to be your most complete online guide to tracking down Rocky’s world – here you’ll find maps and addresses to some of the most famous filming locations used in the Rocky movies including spots in Pennsylvania, California, New York and Nevada.

A NOTE TO VISITING FANS: If you’re planning to visit the sites in person, please be respectful – many of these locations are actual residences and businesses and their tenants do not appreciate people loitering on their property.

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