Relive 'Westworld' at These 7 Destinations While You Wait for Season 2
Monument Valley, Arizona
Monument Valley played backdrop for the horseback riding excursions Dolores and Teddy went on. The area lies within the Navajo Nation Reservation and has been filmed in many famous movies like “Stagecoach,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and “Forrest Gump.”
For those looking to go on an expansive tour of “Westworld” filming locations, choose Moab as a base point. It’s just a 25-minute drive from Castle Valley, the plateau-covered landscape where many of the show’s overhead shots were captured. Fisher Valley, where characters roamed and shot whatever they pleased, is not far, either.
Paramount Ranch in Newhall, California
Paramount Studios bought this ranch in 1923 and since it has been used for filming everything from “The X-Files” to “Weeds.” Now, it’s owned by the National Park Service and contains miles of hiking and bike paths for those who are eager to go behind the scenes of “Westworld.”
Dead Horse Point State Park in Moab, Utah
Dead Horse Point is featured in the show as the backdrop for the park. Those sweeping shots that showcase the entire expanse of the park were filmed here, as were some of the most memorable shots with the ever-mysterious Man in Black.
Santa Clarita, California
The set for “Westworld” was built at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita. The 22-acre ranch is a pretty famous filming location and has also been featured in westerns like ”Deadwood.” There’s a museum on-set and tours available for anybody who wants to climb around an old western set.
Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California
The futuristic Westworld building is actually the Pacific Design Center right in Los Angeles. Thanks to some tricky camera work, the building appears like it’s smack in the middle of a western dystopia. It was built in 1975 and now serves as a multi-functional space for Wolfgang Puck restaurants, international showrooms and a branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Filmore & Western Railroad in Filmore, California
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