Where is Fargo filmed? The Series Filming Locations Guide

Where was Fargo filmed
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One of the most brilliant black comedy-dramas is back on its fourth installment. This completely new true crime with fresh characters is set in 1950s Kansas City.

The series is loosely based on the 1996 Coen brothers' movie of the same name. The first season was taking place in 2006 and starred Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. The second one was set in 1979 and the cast was led by Kirsten Dunst and Patrick Wilson. Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon are the stars of the third season, written by Noah Hawley (the man in charge of FX's Legion, our favorite Marvel product of all time).

The first three Fargo seasons were filmed in Calgary and Southern Alberta, Canada. Some of the interior sets were built in the Calgary Film Centre. You can jump to check out season 3 filming locations clicking here.

The new season four was shot in and around Chicago; here is our spoiler-free report:

Joplin's department shop
The Joplin's department store where the gangster mobs meet seal their peculiar deal is located at 113 E Washington St in Momence (Kankakee County).
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image by courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps


Fargo house
Ethelrida (E'myri Crutchfield) family house and Oraetta Mayflower's apartment (Jessie Buckley) are located in W Lunt Ave in Rogers Park, Chicago. Image by FX Networks - Map


Fargo season 4 locations
One of the first scenes of the new season was shot near the Norwood Park Elementary School in Mulberry Point Park (Chicago). Image by FX Networks - Map


Wincke Savings Loan bank
The Wincke Savings and Loan bank, where Loy Cannon (Chris Rock) and Doctor Senator (Glynn Turman) come up with the billion-dollar credit card idea, is the Bridgeview Bank Uptown. Erected in 1924, this is the former Sheridan Trust and Savings Bank Building. Located at Broadway and Lawrence, the interior features a magnificent ornate hall (pictured below). Image by FX Networks - Map

Season 3 Filming Locations
Die diner sign
Season 3 was set in the towns of St. Cloud and Eden Valley (Minnesota), in December 2010. The Delightful Cafe in Inglewood (Alberta) was provided with a sign that reads DIE when N and R don't light up.
Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps


Shoot in the Hotel
The Clarion Hotel was featured in several episodes, both for interior and exterior scenes. The restaurant and pub Swans of Inglewood also was used for filming. Image by Google Maps / Bar Location


Gloria apartment
Across the street is the building where the flat of Gloria is located. A few more locations in the Inglewood and Marda Loop areas were used as exteriors. Image courtesy of FX and Google Maps


Season 3 manor
The location team found a decaying mansion near Indus, the Bow Vista Ranch, that was restored for filming. The Stussy Lots Office is located in Downtown Calgary, at 505 2 St SW. Image courtesy of FX Networks - Maps: Manor / Stussy Offices


Fargo Motel
The Hollywood Premiere Motel, at 5333 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Image courtesy of FX Networks - Map


Scene in the town shop
The streets of the tiny village of Beiseker doubled as Eden Valley. Pictured, the Red Owl store at 232 6 St.
Image by Google Maps


Beiseker UFA Petroleum Gas station
The Beiseker UFA Petroleum, as seen in the first episode of season 3. Also, several snowed outdoor scenes in the countryside were shot in the Bragg Creek area. Image courtesy of FX Networks and Google Maps

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