Movie Locations

Badlands National Park


Badlands National Park SD

Millions of years of wind, water and erosion have created the chiseled spires, deep canyons and jagged buttes of Badlands National Park. 

Billings, MT


Billings MT

Bordered on the north by distinctive rock formations known as rimrocks, Billings was established in 1882 with the coming of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Two years later the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroads arrived and further boosted the economy. Today it is a major shipping center for cattle and other agricultural products. Interstates I-90 and 94 offer Montana's largest city access to easy travel. Billings is where Montana Territory began, and where your historical and cultural passport to the legendary west begins.

Custer State Park


Custer State Park SD

Few truly wild places remain in this country. Custer State Park is one of them. Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the park is home to a variety of wildlife and magnificent scenery spanning 71,000 acres. Nearly 1,300 bison, commonly called buffalo, roam the prairies and hills of Custer State Park, which they share with swift pronghorn, shy elk, sure-footed mountain goats and curious burros. Visitors often enjoy close encounters with these permanent residents along the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road that winds around the southern edge of the park.

Devils Tower National Monument


Devils Tower National Monument WY

Devils Tower National Monument, which looms more than 1,200 feet above Wyoming’s eastern plains and the Belle Fourche River, is a one-of-a-kind natural wonder. The flat-topped volcanic formation is found amid some of the state’s most beautiful country, leaving you plenty to do after you behold its otherworldly presence.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial


Mount Rushmore National Memorial
13000 Highway 244
57751 Keystone, SD

The majestic 60-foot (18 m) faces of four U.S. presidents gaze out over South Dakota's Black Hills. Recognized worldwide, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, stands as a symbol of American democracy. This national treasure represents critical times in American history.

Movie Locations



Not all American movies are filmed on sets in Hollywood. Some of the most famous and memorable classics have been filmed on location within the region.

Portions of the blockbuster hit, the Wild Wild West, were filmed in and around the Lewiston, Idaho area.

Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer, was filmed in southern Montana. Redford and his crew filmed the movie in southern Montana at the base of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountain Ranges. Redford’s scenic spectacular A River Runs Through it was also filmed in southwest Montana.

Pierre, SD


Pierre, South Dakota
800 W Dakota Avenue
57501 Pierre, SD

Welcome to the Pierre and Fort Pierre area! As two of South Dakota's oldest settlements, these unique towns combine the history, heritage and culture of the American West with unparalleled year-round outdoor recreation on the Missouri River. In the Pierre area you are able to fish for walleye, bass and salmon on Lake Sharpe and Lake Oahe. Hunt grouse, pheasants and antelope on the Fort Pierre National Grasslands. Bike and hike miles of riverside trails.

Rapid City, SD


Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Address 444 Mount Rushmore Road N
57701 Rapid City, SD

Do Big Things in Rapid City, South Dakota
In Rapid City we Do Big Things. Surrounded by bucket list-worthy experiences, Rapid City is at the heart of one of the nation's most popular touring regions. From Native American culture and western history to the majestic National Parks and Monuments, you will find a wealth of opportunity in the Black Hills.

Virginia City / Nevada City, MT


Virginia City / Nevada City MT

Virginia City and Nevada City was born with the discovery of gold in Alder Gulch in 1863. A boom town of the post-Civil War era, Virginia City served as the Montana Territorial Capital for 10 years, until the gold ran out. Just a mile away lies Nevada City, a western town created from a collection of buildings from other ghost towns. Both towns have been largely restored and preserved as they once stood living examples of the real Old West.

Wallace, ID


Wallace, Idaho
10 River St.
83873 Wallace, ID

Take a step back to the turn of the 20th century and experience the rough and tumble times that launched the "Silver Capital of the World" - gambling, bordellos, mining wars, the 1910 Big Burn and more. Walk our storied streets - the entire downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places - and visit our museums, passes provided. You will be transported to the famous Wild West days of early Wallace!