Tourists Flock to 'Planet of the Apes' Park

Visitors are flocking to California's Muir Woods to glimpse backgrounds used in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."

The movie starring Palo Alto's James Franco, features a scene where apes run across the Golden Gate Bridge and escape to Muir Woods. While none of the CGI filled movie was actually filmed in the park, the movie's producers took pictures of Muir Woods' famed redwood trees and replicated them on screen.

The park has seen an uptake in visitors this summer. For the first time since Sept. 11, 2001, Muir Woods has at times drawn 5,000 people a day.


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