Where was 1883 filmed? Guide to ALL the Filming Locations of the Yellowstone spin-off

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1883 is an epic prequel to hit Paramount Television’s acclaimed drama Yellowstone, also created by director Taylor Sheridan.

This ‘wagons west’ story follows a previous generation of the Dutton family taking the road to a vast region beyond the reach of the rule of law, and how they created the largest private ranch in the United States.

Isabel May as Elsa Dutton

1883 was primarily filmed in Texas, but also in Montana, where the Yellowstone series was filmed.

The cast is led by the popular country music stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw as the fictional family who founded the Yellowstone ranch, the great-great-grandparents of John Dutton, Kevin Costner’s character.

1883 Location

Sam Elliott plays the tough cowboy Shea Brennan, Isabel May is Elsa, the Dutton's oldest daughter, and LaMonica Garrett is Pinkerton agent Thomas.

Welcome to the wild west and our guide to the filming locations of 1883.

You’ll also find our spoiler-free article revealing all the locations where 1923 was filmed, the sequel to 1883, following this link.

1883 Filming Locations

Where is 1883 filmed
The cowboy camp and some more scenes were filmed at the ranch owned by show creator Taylor Sheridan, Bosque Ranch, on the Brazos River in Parker County near Weatherford.

The challenging five-month shoot between scorching Texas heat and bitter Montana cold also involved shooting in some remote locations.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Hotel Calhoun 1883
Dallas local news station, WFAA, reported that the area around W Exchange Avenue and North Houston street in Fort Worth was transformed into a massive Old West town set for the series, the Hell's Half Acre.

The Hotel Calhoun is the Rodeo Exchange nightclub building, on the right. The Pinkerton National Detective Agency is just across the street.
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Hell's Half Acre Fort Worth
Some buildings were CGI'd into the scene, including the historic Hood County Courthouse in Granbury, digitally inserted in the background of Fort Worth's main street.

This building, situated in one of the best-preserved 19th-century courthouse squares in Texas, was constructed between 1890-1891.
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White Elephant Saloon
The Blue Agave Saloon on the same street, at 302 W Exchange Avenue in Fort Worth, doubled as the White Elephant Saloon, the outlaws' lair on the edge of civilization.
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1883 City
According to Entertainment Weekly, Fort Worth was chosen as the headquarters of the production because the town used to be the main hub for the cattle business.

The city, nicknamed Cowtown, has preserved many of the old stockyards.
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Farina Winery and Cafe
The interior of the Calhoun Saloon, where Shea and Thomas propose to James to join the expedition from Texas to Montana, was filmed at Farina's Winery and Cafe Grapevine at 202 N Houston Street in Granbury.

Located in the heart of the town, this Italian restaurant has an old-timey bar look and offers live performances from time to time.

The surrounding streets around the historic Granbury Square were closed to traffic for the shoot.
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1883 Railroad
The Palestine Herald reported that the vintage train scenes were filmed at the Texas State Railroad between Palestine and Rusk.

Established in 1881, it is possible to take a tour of the scenic Piney Woods of East Texas aboard the restored train pulled by steam locomotives.
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Filming at 6666 Ranch
The Doan’s Crossing camp at the border between Texas and the Oklahoma Territories from episode 6, "Boring the Devil", was filmed at the famous Four Sixes Ranch (or 6666 Ranch) in Guthrie (King County, Texas).

This legendary ranch, established in 1900 and spanning about 350,000 acres of land, was recently bought by Taylor and a group of investors.
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Isabel May and Faith Hill
According to one of our sources, episodes 7, "Lightning Yellow Hair", and 8, "The Weep of Surrender", were filmed at Dixon’s Creek, an area located in a section of the 6666 Ranch in Carson and Hutchinson counties near Panhandle, Texas.
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Set in Livingston Montana
Local outlets revealed that the showrunners were recording scenes in a mountaintop set in Paradise Valley near Chico Hot Springs on the outskirts of Livingston, Montana.

The cast and crew filmed in tough conditions, amid mild blizzards with 30 mph winds and freezing temperatures.
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Yellowstone Film Ranch
The producers built a new Western town at the Yellowstone Film Ranch, the first permanent movie set constructed in Montana.

Composed of twenty-six structures and boasting about 29,000 square feet, the town has its own church, bank, jail, hotel, saloon, and several houses.

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1- Anonymous - Feb 13, 2022, 8:27 AM
What is the "1883" Trail (actual path of caravan party) in Season 1 through Episode 8 (and then to the end of series plz as time reveals.) Nice to combine with shoot locations, but please include setting location in the story by episode. Thanks!

2- Anonymous - Feb 22, 2022, 6:49 PM
Episode 6 (Doan’s Crossing Tent City) was filmed at the 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, TX. Episodes 7 and 8 were filmed at the 6666 Ranch in Panhandle, TX near Dixon’s Creek.

Only Cowboy Camp and a few scenes were filmed at Taylor’s personal home/ranch in Weatherford, TX. It’s worth mentioning Taylor and a group of investors recently purchased the 6666 Ranch.

Charles Goodnight was the Father of the Texas Panhandle, and his ranch was in Palo Duro Canyon outside of Amarillo/Panhandle. The Comanche Indian tribe ruled these parts. Charles Goodnight befriended the tribe of warriors by giving them cattle to feed their people.

The Comanche were the most feared Indian tribe in the US, so Goodnight’s friendship is why they were kind to the Duttons and rest… All true history plays into the back story of 1883.

   3- Ra Moon - Feb 25, 2022, 9:01 PM
   Awesome, thanks a lot for the info, updated!

4- Anonymous - Jun 29, 2022, 8:08 AM
Thank you for all the, to me, valuable information about the locations. 1883, what a superb show.

5- Anonymous - Aug 5, 2022, 11:26 PM
I know they have been filming this summer at Morley which is on reservation land west of Calgary. They were actively shooting there as recently as three weeks ago as I met a nice native couple, and he had done work as an extra.

6- Anonymous - Jun 22, 2023, 2:54 PM
The Brazos River crossing scenes were filmed in northwest Palo Pinto County. But this was a blooper, as there would have been no need for the wagon train, on the north side of the Brazos, to cross to the south side of the river, if they ever wanted to get to the Oregon Trail.

7- Anonymous - Jul 30, 2023, 10:50 PM
It's fascinating when separate storylines eventually come together to form a larger picture. There is a big time gap between 1883 to 1923 and I would love to see the Duttons' stories around the beginning of the 20th century, perhaps just before WWI. That would be great! I still love the Dutton family stories.


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