Ever wondered what it would be like to see some of the beautiful locations in HBO’s futuristic sci-fi hit, Westworld? One of the reasons why this series is so successful is not only because of the brilliant cast or riveting storyline, it’s also because of the visuals and breathtaking backdrop.
We have some good news for Westworld fans, there are a few filming locations that you can visit in real life!
Monument Valley in Arizona
Monument Valley sets the backdrop for the scene where Dolores and Ted go on horseback rides. This stunning terrain is one of the many prime filming locations in Arizona and has been featured in movies such as Forrest Gump, Doctor Who, Transformers: Age of Extinction and many others. The soaring twin sandstone buttes, Ear of the Wind arch, and “Totem Pole” are a few of the features that have made Monument Valley an iconic part of movie history.
Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood
The Pacific Design Center is a stark contrast to the classic wild west feel of the series. With a clever sleight of hand and the help of some photo manipulation software, this 1,600,000 square-foot glass-clad building appears in the season finale where Maeve takes control of the lab.
Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah
Dead Horse Point State Park is one of the most photographed panoramas in the world because of its dramatic views of Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River. The 5,362 acres of the desert has served as the perfect locations for other blockbuster hits such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Wagon Master, and Stagecoach. Dead Horse Point can be seen in the background of the scene where The Man in Black scalps one of Westworld’s robotic “Hosts.”
Gateway in Colorado
The majestic Gateway resort located in the Canyonlands launched a one of a kind package for Westworld fans around the globe. The luxury resort, which is just a few miles from the filming locations in Utah created the ultimate Westworld experience that provides views of the same red rock formations and sweeping landscapes. Making it feel like fans are walking in the same shoes as their favorite characters. While the all-inclusive package and various Wild West activities may be discontinued, the view and ambiance of the luxury resort are enough to transport you to your very own reenactment of Westworld.
Fillmore & Western Railway in California
Vintage locomotives are a given in most Western films and Westworld is no exception. How else would you get to the amusement park? Fillmore & Western Railway is the perfect setting for any fan who wants a nostalgic taste of the Westworld pie. Guests can catch the old school steam trains for a scenic tour around Heritage Valley or climb aboard for an evening of mystery and fun.
The Paramount Ranch in California and Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita
While some of the iconic scenes were shot in natural landscapes across America, The Paramount Ranch and Melody Ranch were used as backlot sets to create the town of Sweetwater. Both ranches are replicas of old West towns and have been used for many other movies like the Oscar-winning Django Unchained and Last Man Standing.
Now all that’s left to do is to pack your bags and head out to the Wild West for some reenactment fun!