Westworld Filming Locations Guide Updated for Season 3: Where was Westworld filmed?

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Posted by Ra Moon
The third season of Westworld series is almost here: Spectacular locations, a great cast (including Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson and now introducing Breaking Bad Aaron Paul), and a good (and sometimes confusing) story where western meets sci-fi.

The plot is inspired on the 1973 film by Michael -Jurassic- Crichton of the same name, taking place in a near future where robotics has developed to the point of reaching the borders where life begins. In this context, a mysterious corporation offers holidays in an adult theme park where guests can be whoever they want, and take their darkest fantasies beyond limits.

Westworld first and second seasons were primarily filmed in a movie ranch in Santa Clarita, California. The Warner Bros Studios in Burbank were used for shooting interior scenes. The vast beautiful landscapes that give the feeling of the classic Westerns are located in Utah and Arizona. Season 3 is expanding the universe of the series into the real world, incorporating new locations in Catalonia, Valencia and Singapore. We are updating and this spoiler-free report with every new episode. Please scrow down to find the new filming locations of the third season:

The original Westworld Filming Locations of Season 1

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The town of Sweetwater was set in the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio of Newhall, in Santa Clarita. The show was also filmed on location in the Paramount Ranch in Agoura, where is located the famous church of Escalante (pictured).
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image by courtesy of HBO - Melody Ranch Map / Paramount Ranch Map


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The Westworld town of Las Mudas was filmed in Mexican Village set of Veluzat Motion Picture Ranch, also in Santa Clarita. Some more scenes were filmed in the Mexican and European Street of the Backlot of Universal Studios in California. The episodes featuring a train were filmed at Fillmore and Western Railway near Santa Clarita, a railroad owned by three major studios of Hollywood. Photo HBO - Veluzat Ranch / Railway Location


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Some riding scenes have as a background views from the world famous Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border. Shots of the great American outdoors, including the Colorado River, were filmed in Castle Valley and Fisher Valley near Moab (Utah). Also it is very peculiar the way that the team created some of the scenes of the train interior: The entire coach was mounted on the back of the trailer of a truck. Instead of using the old classic technique of filming moving vehicles by projecting the exterior in screens, the truck was driven back and forth the State Route 128 in Utah. Photo Fred Moore and HBO - Monument Valley / State Route 128


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The scene pictured was filmed with the stunning Dead Horse Point as background. Sections of this landscape were merged in post-production with the Mesa Gold Bar balcony overlooking the park at the top of Delos complex, shot in the Skirball Cultural Center of Los Angeles. Image by courtesy of Westworld and Jim Dollar - Map


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Among the multiple natural landmarks that can be seen on the show are also the Vasquez Rocks, located in the Sierra Pelona Mountains, California. Image courtesy of HBO and Jeff Turner - Map


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Some of the halls of Delos Labs were shot in Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood. The cold storage facilities at Sub-Level 83 were filmed in an old abandoned shopping center, the Plaza Mall in Hawthorne, California.
Images by courtesy of HBO - Pacific Design Center location - Plaza Mall location


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The Westworld Park Mesa Hub interiors in were also partially filmed at Cal Poly Pomona University, in the College of Environmental Design building. Image HBO - Map location - Westworld Drehort


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This image is a cross-section map first published by HBO and improved by Business Insider, showing the structure of a reverse skyscraper of the Delos corporate office within the Westworld Mesa Hub.

Where was Westworld Season 2 filmed?

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Lake Powell and the massive Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (below), at the border between Utah and Arizona, were two spectacular new additions for Westworld season two.
Image HBO and National Park Service Digital Image Archives - Lake Powell / Glen Canyon


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We know the exact location of the Fort Forlorn Hope where Delores and the rebels were hold up by the Confederados, thanks to a reader who found it. The place is nestled in a valley close to Veluzat Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita (map coordinates below). The Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah was also featured in episode 8, when Akecheta rides a horse and finds Logan under a tree.
Image by courtesy of HBO - Fort Forlorn Hope Map Location - Coral Pink Sand Dunes Map


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The Delos mansion looking like a Greek temple is a property called La Villa Contenta at 26880 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Arnold's house (pictured below), is the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright's 1923 Millard House in Pasadena. Image by courtesy of HBO - Delos mansion / Millard House


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The India park Raj World was filmed at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena. Season 2 also introduced the Japanese Shogun World Park. Some scenes from S02E06 were filmed at Huntington Library Garden in Pasadena (California). Photo HBO and Brandon Postal - Langham Hotel / Huntington Library Garden


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In S02E10, the Westworld hosts walk towards the Valley Beyond going through Trona Pinnacles in California.
Image by courtesy of HBO and Tony Hoffarth - Map

The New Westworld Season 3 Filming Locations

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The Delos headquarters were filmed in the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia (Spain). This controversial cultural and architectural complex, designed by Santiago Calatrava, served as a filming location for the 2015 film Tomorrowland and Doctor Who series. The Westworld city is a modern version of San Francisco. De iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the Salesforce Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid were added digitally to the skyline of the Mediterranean capital of the Valencian Country. Image by courtesy of HBO and Juanedc.com - Map Location


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A lot of filming for Season 3 took place in Singapore. The hospital where Caleb Nichols visits his mother is the School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA). The job interview takes place in the glass twisted metal cage building of the Lasalle College of the Arts (pictured below), in the Rochor neighborhood. There is a short scene with Caleb walking near the Tory Burch store in the iconic Orchard Road.
Image by courtesy of HBO - SOTA Location / Lasalle College Map / Orchard Road


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The modernist building where the powerful AI Rehoboam is set (pictured), is the new Marina One Residence, hosting some of the most luxurious apartments in the world. In the third season's first episode, after delivering a parcel using Rico's app, Caleb walks the Helix Bridge also located in the Marina Bay area. Dolores meets Liam Dempsey Jr., the son of the creator of Incite (HBO created the fictional company's website), in the Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore. By the end of S03E01, the scene with Bernard leaving Palawan Island (Philippines) in a boat was shot at Pulau Ubin, an island just off Singapore. Maps: Singapore Marina One / Helix Bridge / Oasia Hotel / Pulau Ubin


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The awesome scene under a bridge with Martin Connells and Dolores was filmed in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles. Filming took place in the 4th Street Bridge near the Metro Division 20 facility. Check out how many skyscrapers have been digitally added to the shoot!
Image by courtesy of HBO and Google Maps


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The sequence ends up in MacArthur Park, located across the street from the Park Plaza Hotel (The MacArthur). The scenes with Caleb in a park with a lake were also filmed here at MacArthur Park in LA.
Image by courtesy of HBO and Google Maps - Park Plaza Hotel / MacArthur Park Map


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The Second World War scenes of Westworld's season 3 with Nazi Swastikas were shot in Besalú, a historic medieval town near Girona in northern Catalonia. Filming took place around the Llibertat and Prat de Sant Pere squares and the 12th-century Romanesque bridge. Image by courtesy of HBO - Film Location Besalu


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Engerraund Serac's (Vincent Cassel) secret compound, the house with silos where Maeve (Thandie Newton) wakes up in episode two, is called The Factory. Located in the outskirts of Barcelona (Sant Just Desvern), La Fábrica was a disused cement factory, until renowed architect Ricardo Bofill transformed the place into his family home and architecture workshop headquarters in the 1970s.
Image by courtesy of HBO and Eager - La Fabrica Ricardo Bofill Map Location


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In S03E03, Dolores and Charlotte meet in a lounge in the Parkroyal Collection Pickering, the hotel hanging gardens in Singapore. Caleb takes the subway Stadium MRT station in several scenes along the series. The exteriors of the dinner were CGI'd under The Pinnacle@Duxton residential complex, in the actual location of the Poo Thor Jee Temple. The durian-looking building is the performing arts centre of the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Some more confirmed shooting locations in Singapore include Chinatown’s Smith Street, the National Gallery and the impressing Atlas Bar. Image by courtesy of HBO - Vertical Gardens Hotel Map / Metro Station / The Big Durians


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The jetty from S03E03 is the Hermosa Beach Pier, the same spot featured in La La Land. The skyline of the Westworld city was totally CGI'd to the scene. Image by courtesy of HBO and Kevin Cimarusti - Pier Map

Can you help to improve this article about the filming locations of Westworld? To complete and correct this report, any feedback, info or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!

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There is plenty of merchandising available from the show, from the soundtrack to... women underwear! The Complete Second Season is also available in Blu-ray.

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22 comments

  1. The 'WestWorld' location photo with the caption: "Las Mudas (pictured) and other scenes were filmed in the Mexican and in the European Street of the Backlot of Universal Studios in California. Image by courtesy of HBO"

    is not Universal Studios. It is the 'Mexican Village' set of 'Valuzet Motion Picture Ranch':

    http://www.melodyranchstudio.com/Big_Ranch/virtualtours.html

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  2. The repair facilities was shot in Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood

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  3. Delos mansion in s02 ep02 is 27002 West Coast Hwy, Malibu

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    1. Wow, I'm wondering how did you get to know about this one, Pete!

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    2. I think someone in the cast mentioned a mansion in Malibu and then I just looked at the way the gardens and paths were laid out around the house during the episode then looked for them using Google Earth.

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    3. Great, thanks a lot for your help. Update coming soon...

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    4. The correct address is 26880 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA. The property is called La Villa Contenta.

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  4. The India plantation, in the season two episode with the tiger (I forgot the episode details) was shot at the Langham Hitel in Pasadena

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  5. Mesa Hub interiors were also filmed at Cal Poly Pomona, in the College of Environmental Design building.

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    1. Thanks for your help finding this location, Arnold :]

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  6. Arnold's house was filmed at Millard House in Pasadena.

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  7. I found the fort where Delores and the rebels were hold up at 34°29'17.06"N by 118°30'5.85"W It's near the Mexican town location outside Sant Clarita. I have far too much time on my hands! Thanks for the site btw happy to contribute,

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  8. The bay with all the floating hosts is at 37° 0'37.28"N 111°31'47.29"W You can see that there was good access to the beach for all the film trucks.

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  9. Two of the locations in Westworld series 2, episode 1 were previously seen in Planet Of The Apes 1968 - the beach, and the lake. A location in a later episode, a lake in Utah, was seen in Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut.

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  10. Also the closing scene where Bernard leaves in a boat was shot at Pulau Ubin, which is an island just off Singapore.

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