Uncle Buck

There is another website totally dedicated to all of the John Hughes Movies. It has more in depth information on the locations plus a lot more stuff on each of the movies. You can check it out here: John Hughes Filming Locations

  • (0:05) The Bar / Emmits Irish Pub; 495 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:10) Uncle Buck's Apartment Building / 3708 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:14) Buck At The Wrong House / 2609 Lincoln Street, Evanston

  • (0:15) The Russell Residence / 2602 Lincoln Street, Evanston

  • (0:24) Buck's Car Backfiring At The High School / New Trier West High School; 7 Happ Road, Northfield

  • (0:26) Garage / Firestone Auto Care; 8801 Skokie Blvd, Skokie

  • (0:43)  The Bowling Alley / Palace Bowl; 5242 W. 25th Street, Cicero (Note: This Has Since Been Torn Down. Also There Are Rumors That This Was The Old Windy City Lanes But The Exterior Is The Palace Bowl)

  • (0:51) Stone Building In A Forest Preserve / Dam #1 Woods Forest Preserve West; Just East Of The Des Plaines River Straight East Of E. Hintz Road, Wheeling (The Road Buck Drives Up To The Building Is Entered From Dundee Road.) (Note: The Building Has Been Remodeled Since The Movie Due To A Fire)

  • (0:56) Buck Visiting The Elementary School / Romona School; 600 Romona Road, Wilmette

  • (1:18) The Party House / 2224 Crabtree Lane, Northbrook

  • (1:21) Tia Walking Home Being Followed By Buck / Chase Bank; 791 Elm Street, Winnetka


  1. Love it! Did you not get photos of inside the school? I couldn't be that close without checking the principal's office too

  2. Very interesting to compare the locations between then and now. Amazing how little has changed in 24 years.

  3. Love it and this movie.

  4. I miss John Candy too. What a great actor!