In the tiny town Interior, South Dakota, big things have happened. Paul Verhoeven came there to film “Starship Troopers” in 1997, Michael Bay did this for “Armageddon”. The location for filming the surface of the asteroid is near Barry Barber Ranch. (The photo of the vehicle was taken near Paris, at Disneyland).
While most exteriors of the movie “Jurassic Park” were filmed on the tropical island of Kauai, the location of the Badlands, where the raptor skeleton was found, was filmed on the US mainland in the Mojave Desert. Only accessible by 4×4 the location near ridgecrest can be found, dinosaur fossils however… not.