Valley of Fire Behind the Camera

Valley of Fire Behind the Camera (HM1DFX)

Location: Tampa, NV 89040 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 28.909', W 114° 31.991'

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This ruin appears to be a symbol of ancient times but was actually built in 1965 for the movie "The Professional." The main movie set, a Mexican hacienda, was located where the parking lot is now. Railroad ties can still be seen sticking out of the rocks.

Commercial photography in the park began in the 1920s when Hal Roach started filming westerns. He also produced "One Million B.C." The uniqueness of the park has become well known with over 45 commercial photo shoots every year. Other popular movies filmed here include the "Electric Horseman" and Star Trek Generations." The park has appeared in many types of commercial as well.

Did You Know?
Valley of Fire State Park is recognized nationally for its picturesque geologic formations.
To prevent lasting effects on the environment, park rangers now carefully manage commercial photography, allowing film crews to take pictures and leave only foot prints.

(Photo Caption)
Film makers built this Mexican hacienda on this site as a set for the movie "The Professionals" in 1965.
Placed ByValley of Fire State Park
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 720988 N 4040220
Decimal Degrees36.48181667, -114.53318333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 28.909', W 114° 31.991'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 28' 54.54" N, 114° 31' 59.46" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4201 White Dome, Tampa NV 89040, US
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