Where Was “1883” Filmed?
- Date: March 14, 2023
- Topic: Filmmaking
- By: Peerspace
Love the prequel to “Yellowstone” and are wondering: where was “1883” filmed? If so, we have you covered! Ahead, we’ll take a tour with us through the beautiful landscapes of Montana and Texas and point out “1883” filming locations along the way.
We’ll also share how any aspiring filmmaker might achieve their own “1883” vibe with the help of Peerspace. Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for event venue and filming location rentals. Use our simple and comprehensive platform to discover “1883”-worthy event and production spaces near you.
More on that ahead, but for now, let’s get back to our main topic. Saddle up, cowboys and cowgirls — we’re taking our wagons west and exploring the most stunning landscapes the United States has to offer.
What is “1883”?
Fans of the hit Paramount show “Yellowstone” were clamoring for more, and they got their wish at the end of 2021 with the premiere of the show’s prequel, “1883.”
The prequel takes place long before the Dutton family we know and love established their massive ranch near Yellowstone National Park.
In fact, the series “1883” focuses on the original Duttons who settled the area. Now that the first season has ended, fans of the show may be looking to answer the question: “Where was ‘1883’ filmed?”
Creator Taylor Sheridan’s “Bosque Ranch Headquarters”
The creator of the “Yellowstone Universe,” Taylor Sheridan has long been a fan of Westerns and horses. This passion led him down the path of creating some of television’s most popular programming today. Sheridan also owns a gorgeous ranch where they filmed much of “1883”. That’s not something every series showrunner can boast!
According to an interview with the director in True West Magazine, “Much of  will be filmed at Sheridan’s 1,000-acre Bosque Ranch Complex in Weatherford, Texas… Much more than a filming location, it boasts a main arena, multiple barns, a practice pen, a restaurant, a bar, and offices, with plans to include not only regular cutting events, but also large rodeos and concerts.”
If you were one of the fans wondering to yourself, “Where was ‘1883’ filmed?” you can visit the ranch yourself. In fact, while there, you can watch horse competitions and rodeos.
Get the full picture by reading up on “Yellowstone’s” filming locations, too!
Fort Worth, Texas, filming locations
One of the most engrossing things about the prequel series is its depiction of what the Old West looked like in the latter part of the 19th century. To achieve this authentic-looking representation, the production team had to utterly transform the corner of Northwest 25th and North Houston Street in Fort Worth, Texas, according to the local news station WFAA.
They go on to talk to the Visit Fort Worth COO Mitch Witten, who describes how important it was to the city to have the production there: “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback that our film-friendly locations make a big difference… Five years ago, we didn’t have a film commission and we said we want to invite people here to make movies, to make commercials, to bring their TV shows.”
Fans of the show who saw these Old West scenes may have wondered to themselves, “Where was ‘1883’ filmed?”
You can visit the area for yourself and see what it looks like with a more modern veneer. Unfortunately, the sets themselves have long since gone from Fort Worth.
Filming at the “6666 Ranch”
Fans of the original “Yellowstone” shows are well aware of the importance of the “6666 Ranch”. In fact, it even played into another spinoff series. If you watched the prequel series, you may have caught a glimpse of the ranch featured there as well. The logline of the new spinoff is a perfect encapsulation of how important the ranch is in the mythology of the American West.
From tvline.com: “Founded when Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in the history of the West than the 6666. Still operating as it did two centuries before, and encompassing an entire county, the 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing… The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world class cowboys are born and made.”
The history of the ranch is also critically important to the Dutton family, which is why it made an appearance in the prequel as well. We can expect to see more of the history of the “6666 Ranch” in the upcoming prequel series “1932” as well. Meanwhile, creators say that “1883: the Bass Reeves Story” will premiere in late 2023.
If you love Taylor Sheridan, check out where his more modern “Mayor of Kingstown” series is filmed next!
“1883”-style filming locations you can rent
Now we have the answer to the question, “where was ‘1883’ filmed?”
Next, you may want to go out and create your own western or host an “1883” party in a themed venue. But where can you find such venues, though? Peerspace has you covered. Our platform can connect you with thousands of western-themed venues across the globe.
For “1883” experiences
Check out this North Rio Vista Ranch in Palo Pinto, near Fort Worth, Texas. This place is as authentically Texan as it gets! It’s an authentic cowboy ranch that promises you a Texan experience. When you book this property, you get access to the 1970s barn, a covered horse arena, an equestrian center, and Texas Longhorns. The ranch is more than 200 acres and is pure “1883” at its best!
For “1883”-inspired productions
If you’re looking to find something a bit more similar to the scenery in “Yellowstone,” then take a trip up to Montana. There, you’ll find this amazing ranch with 100 acres of mountain views! It’s beautiful inside and out and is a spacious property with wide-open land, streams, trails, and fields. It offers the perfect environment for filming, events, and more.
For “1883” viewing parties abroad
In London, England, and looking for a suitable Wild West space for an “1883” party? Then you need to see this Wild West saloon with a bar in Spitalfields. It can host 40-50 guests and boasts authentically retro and rustic furnishings.
For “1883” events in Weatherford
Looking for a venue near the actual “1883” filming location, Taylor Sheridan’s ranch? Then book this tranquil, traditional venue near Fort Worth in Weatherford, TX!
It’s a gorgeous 4,000-square-foot wedding chapel that includes access to a 1905 ranger station, a cottage, a reception hall, and the chapel itself. Imagine throwing an epic “1883” party here, or even a wedding with an “1883” theme!
These are just a few of the gorgeous locations that Peerspace has to offer. If you’re looking to create your very own “1883,” make Peerspace your first stop for finding filming locations and event spaces.
Where was “1883” filmed: conclusion
By now, you have a better understanding of where the creators filmed “1883”. Filming took place in Texas, much of which was on Taylor Sheridan’s own ranch.
Remember, you can book your own ranch for a few hours or days when you use Peerspace. Rely on Peerspace to connect with amazing venues in cities across the globe. All Peerspaces are owned by local hosts who allow you to film or gather on their properties. Use our simple platform to find the perfect space near you for your production or event. Then, contact the host with any questions or requests and they’ll be happy to assist you.
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