Where is Walker filmed? Guide to (almost) all the Series Filming Locations

Jared Padalecki and Lindsey Morgan
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Following CBS’ Magnum P.I. and MacGyver, the reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger is the new incarnation of a beloved character from a couple or three decades ago. But, where is the new series filmed? If the original show was primarily shot in Dallas and several locations and ranches near Santa Fe in New Mexico, Walker is set and was filmed in Austin, Texas.

After fifteen seasons starring on Supernatural series, Jared Padalecki will play Sergeant Cordell Walker, updating the character that Chuck Norris embodied from 1993 to 2001 in the original CBS network. Lindsey Morgan, who starred as Raven Reyes in The 100, leads the supporting cast as Micki Ramirez, Cordell's new partner-in-law.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of the Walker series. Stay tuned for more updates on this page:


Walker Texas Ranger city
Many landmarks of the city of Austin appear in the show between the scenes as establishing shots. Pictured, the Texas State Capitol framed from the Congress Avenue Bridge, likely shot from the Austin American office entrance. The Austin City Council approved an agreement offering an incentive of $9.3 million with the producers to bring the show into town. According to the local newspaper American-Statesman, the series was also filming in several locations in Caldwell, Travis, Bastrop, Hays, and Williamson counties.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Walker location in Austin
We reckon that the gazebo in a lookout point to the city skyline was built just for filming somewhere in the Zilker Park or the Butler Metro Park areas. Can any Austinian confirm this, please?
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Location where the new Walker Texas Ranger is filmed
In the first episode, Cordell and Micki, his new partner in the Texas Rangers, have lunch in a food truck located near the Church On Congress Avenue in South River City. The out-of-focus buildings are Maya and Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds (1508 and 1506 S Congress Ave).
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Back in the Saddle
Just before visiting the fictional Flores de Alma flower shop, there's an establishing shot showing the Austin Rhapsody Mural located at 1021 E 11th St in the Central East district. Designed in 2003, this beautiful 50-foot-long artwork celebrates the time when this part of the city was a boiling pot of blues and jazz music.
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Sacred Heart High
Stella's School (played by Violet Brinson), the fictional Sacred Heart High, is the Baker Business Center at 3908 Avenue B in Austin's Hyde Park neighborhood.
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Maxine's Cafe and Bakery
The Maxine's Cafe and Bakery from the third episode "Bobble Head" at 905 Main St in Bastrop. Locate just about 30 miles southeast of Austin, Bastrop is considered "the most historic small town in Texas." Many scenes were filmed in the charming downtown streets of this small town.
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Bastrop County courtroom
The Bastrop County Courthouse doubled as the Travis County Courthouse.
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Greenhouse at Driftwood
The botanical garden of the fourth episode "Don't Fence Me In" is the Greenhouse at Driftwood in the Texas Hill Country.
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Greenhouse at Driftwood
Many scenes of the fifth episode "Duke" were filmed at Mayfest Park home of the Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo organization.
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Walker Series Bar
Where is the cool bar featured in the series? Is it just a set built in the studios? And the Walker ranch house? Can you help to improve this article about the filming locations of Walker? 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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7 comments
  1. I’m pretty sure the gazebo is located in zilker park across from the Austin dog park because you can see Barton springs down the edge of the hill

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  2. Did you ever find out the name of the bar?

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  3. many shots are from Bastrop... Court house, main street, bakery, and gracey's.

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  4. In the episode titled "Duke" a majority of the shots are filmed at Mayfest Park, home of the Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo. Located near Historic Bastrop on 25 American Legion Dr. The covered show barn gave it away, having taught some archery lessons in the very location.

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  5. Where are the bars that they used for filming?

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  6. The bar is on St. John's and Lamar.

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  7. The bar in the show "Side Step" is located on St Johns, just east of Lamar next to Barrett's Coffee Shop. Just drove by and they were filming, had to look up what Side Step was from and here I am! Lol. It was an empty auto mechanics place if I remember correctly, before being transformed for the show.

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