Napoleon Dynamite's house

Filming Location in Preston, Idaho

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Napoleon Dynamite's house

This is Napoleon's house from the 2004 comedy film Napoleon Dynamite.

It is located at 1447 East 800 North in Preston, Idaho.

Napoleon is a socially awkward high school student who lives in a small, rural town with his grandmother, Carlinda, and his nerdy older brother, Kip.

When Carlinda injures herself in a quad-bike accident at the sand dunes, she asks the boys' uncle, Rico, to look after them while she's in the hospital.

This is despite the fact that Kip is 32 years old.

Rico is a middle-aged man who is unable to let go of his boyhood dream of becoming an NFL star. He obsesses over his coach's decision to omit him from the fourth quarter of an important football game during the early 1980s.

In his mind, there is no doubt that he would have led his team to a state championship. He also believes that such a win would have paved the way for him to turn professional.

"Oh man, I wish I could go back in time. I'd take state."

Napoleon doesn't like his uncle Rico because he treats him like a child, "ruins everyone's lives", and "eats all of their steak." From his perspective, he is the older, washed-up version of the high school jocks who tease him at school.

As the film progresses, Napoleon befriends a Mexican transfer student named Pedro and a quirky classmate named Deb.

Pedro is a shy and sedate character who speaks with a quiet, monotonous voice that would put anyone to sleep. At one point, he decides to run for class president. However, it is clear that he lacks the personality to win what is essentially a popularity contest.

On election day, he delivers a boring, unconfident speech that fails to impress the crowd.

Realizing that his friend doesn't stand a chance of being elected, Napolean takes the song "Canned Heat" by Jamiroquai out of his walkman and hands it to the sound engineer. He then walks out onto the stage wearing a "Vote for Pedro" t-shirt and performs a spontaneous dance routine.

Napolean's performance is so unexpectedly good that almost everyone in the audience rises to their feet to give him a standing ovation.

Napoleon Dynamite house address

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


1447 East 800 North, Preston, Idaho, ID 83263, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

42.111143, -111.841144


Napoleon's house is about 1.2 miles east of the intersection between Idaho State Highway 36 and East 800 North. It lies to the northeast of Preston.

Details about the general area

Preston is situated in Franklin County in southern Idaho. It is close to the state line with Utah.


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Napoleon Dynamite's house

Napoleon Dynamite house

Napoleon Dynamite leaves his house wearing his iconic moon boots.



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The Google Street View car has yet to travel past the rural property (circled in red). As you can see, it lies between North 800 East and 1600 Street.

Rico Dynamite

Rico Dynamite

In this scene, Kip and Rico are eating steak on the front stoop. While they are eating, Rico tells Kip that he used to be able to throw a "pigskin a quarter mile."

Seconds later, Rico notices Napoleon and Pedro cycling towards the house.

Realizing that he has the perfect opportunity to demonstrate his accuracy, he grabs the steak on Kip's plate and then throws it at Napoleon, hitting him directly in the face and knocking off his glasses.

Impressed by his own throw, Rico becomes emotional and says:

"How much do you want to bet that I can throw a football over those mountains? If coach would have put me in the fourth quarter, we'd have been state champions, no doubt. No doubt in my mind. You better believe things would have been different. I would have gone pro in a heartbeat."

Before the scene ends, Rico asks Kip if he has learned anything about time travel on the Internet.

1447 East 800 North

1447 East 800 North

This establishing shot of the house is shown directly before the scene where Napoleon tests out the "time machine" that his uncle Rico bought on the Internet.

Unsurprisingly, the device doesn't work, despite its "magic" crystals. Instead, it just gives him a painful electric shock.

When Napoleon yells out, "It's a piece of crap; it doesn't work", Rico comes out of the bedroom and says, "I could have told you that", before grunting in pain.

Pedro's house

Pedro's house Napoleon Dynamite

Pedro's house is also situated in Preston. The address is 59 South 2nd Street East.

Coordinates: 42.094964, -111.870872

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