Where was Django Unchained filmed? The plantation house and all the locations

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With Django Unchained (2012), Quentin Tarantino updated western movie cliches according to his distinctive point of view.

Tarantino was sitting in the director's chair three years after massacring Nazis in Inglourious Basterds. We are seizing the opportunity to visit some great filming locations in the States where Django Unchained was filmed.

Jamie Foxx as Django Unchained

The film stars Jamie Foxx as Django Freeman, a freed slave who becomes a bounty hunter, and Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz, a German bounty hunter who becomes Django's mentor.

Django and Schultz embark on a mission to rescue Django's wife, Broomhilda, from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner, Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

From the swampy wild wetlands of Louisiana and its Gone With the Wind era mansions to the dusty Alabama Hills in California, including Wyoming’s frozen Grand Tetons, we have curated the movie's filming locations.

The Django Unchained locations

Alabama Hills California
The first scene of the movie was filmed at the rounded boulders of Alabama Hills in California, near the town of Lone Pine.

Located approximately 200 miles (about 320 kilometers) northeast of Hollywood, these potato-shaped rocks are a popular filming location.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
  Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures - Map

Daughtrey Texas
Daughtrey, Texas, is a real town in Floyd County. However, this sequence and the other Western towns in the movie were filmed at the Melody Ranch, California.

Originally founded in 1915, this historic film studio and Western-themed movie ranch is located in Santa Clarita.
Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures - Melody Ranch

The Django Unchained house plantation

Django Unchained House
The Spencer "Big Daddy" Bennett mansion in Tennessee is the Evergreen Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana.

Considered one of the most intact and complete plantation complexes in the American South, the main house, built in 1790, is a classic example of Creole architecture.
Image courtesy of Clément Bardot - Map

Scene in the snowed Grand Teton
The scenes during the very cold and very profitable winter were filmed at the Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming.

This wondrous section of the Rocky Mountains is topped by the iconic Grand Teton at 13,770 feet (4,198 meters).
Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures - Map

Django Unchained drehort
Open year-round, the easiest way to get to the Tetons is to fly into Jackson Hole.

The bathing scene was filmed at Kelly Warm Spring, which has a consistent temperature year-round, typically around 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius).
Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures - Map

National Elk Refuge
The elk footage was taken in the National Elk Refuge.

Established in 1912, this protected area provides habitat for elk during the harsh winter months when food sources in the surrounding mountains become scarce.
Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures - Map

Candyland Django
Candyland, Calvin J. Candie's plantation house in Greenville, Mississippi, was a set built on the grounds of the Evergreen Plantation.

The interior was filmed in a soundstage on in New Orleans.

Django Unchained Plantation
Evergreen Plantation preserves 22 slave quarters and is included in the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail for its quality and significance.

The complex also boasts a majestic alley of over 100 oak trees, known as "The Grand Alley," which leads to the main house.
Image courtesy of Michael McCarthy

Dicaprio Django Meme
A critical review of the film on Rotten Tomatoes says: "Bold, bloody, and stylistically daring, Django Unchained is another incendiary masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino."

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  1. Under jingle and chained it looks like the inside of candyland is the Myrtle plantation in Louisiana


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