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.

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

1883 Location

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.

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. We will be updating and expanding this spoiler-free report every week as new locations are revealed.

1883 Filming Locations

Where is 1883 filmed
A lot of filming took place 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.
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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 revealed 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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Set in Livingston Montana
According to local outlets, 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.

Stay tuned for updates on this page as more juicy details are unearthed!

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