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Visitor’s Center opened but unmanned

After reading about Paramount Ranch at nearby King Gillette Ranch, I just had to take a look. My... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
lesj835
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Murrieta, California
Great place to sightsee in the Los Angeles area.

There is a neat old western movie set, with a nearby creek. This is a great place for a photo... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Kassandra531
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Torrance, California
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This Old West town at Paramount Ranch, which is authentic enough to fool a ghost, was forsaken by Hollywood.
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2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura, CA 91301-2702
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+1 805-370-2301
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Paramount Ranch is an old studio set where Dr. Quinn and numerous other shows and films were shot and, while now operated by the National Park Service as part of the Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation Area, it is still used for filming on occasions....More

4  Thank Steve1362
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I guess I expected to see more, be able to wander in and out of the buildings, read about the western stars who walked these streets and get more of an old west feel, like I have on every visit to Old Tuscon in Tuscon,...More

3  Thank WisconsinRanger
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

After reading about Paramount Ranch at nearby King Gillette Ranch, I just had to take a look. My wife made me promise our visit would be brief - she was anxious to get to our destination of her alma mater Pepperdine U. And brief it...More

Thank lesj835
Reviewed 19 August 2018

There is a neat old western movie set, with a nearby creek. This is a great place for a photo opportunity. Some children were playing in the creek. It was nice to see a little bit of trees, and green grass that were natural and...More

1  Thank Kassandra531
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The front desk staff at our Agoura Hills hotel told us about this place...and we had lots of fun walking around this 1920s-current Western Town. If you like westerns and you are old enough you might even remember scenes from these sets! It was fun...More

1  Thank Want2TrvlMore_11
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We really did enjoy visiting Western Town and the story behind the racetrack was very interesting. But I would have hoped for more information. Almost no information is posted explaining what was filmed where. That would have made things much more interesting. Also, unless you...More

1  Thank Darren W
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Best for hiking trails. There is a small western set and a visitors center. They were set up for a horror film when we were there so looked kind of scary. It was free and a perfect get away for getting out of doors on...More

Thank tigerlily
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Paramount Ranch is a lot of fun. They have regular events there, it's totally beautiful for hiking and dog friendly and the set backdrops are really cool places to take photos.

1  Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I guess I expected to see more, be able to wander in and out of the buildings, read about the western stars who walked these streets and get more of an old west feel, like I have on every visit to Old Tuscon in Tuscon,...More

3  Thank WisconsinRanger
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We took our 3 dogs hiking at Paramount Ranch on New Year's Eve day. Weather was gorgeous and the place was very interesting as far as old Hollywood history goes. Fun to see in person the intact backdrop of so many western movies and TV...More

Thank Shelley R
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We visited here when we had an hour to spend, but went back for a hike later in the trip. The movie sets are interesting especially if you like Western-themed movies and shows. The hikes are easy and the views are lovely.

Thank Pfettes
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

This place is very romantic and quite quaint for a wedding/reception. The fact that it is outdoors in a state park allows for several additions. They Incorporated horses in the transport and pictures. Looked marvelous. The primary cons are that it got really cold at...More

Thank Cesar C
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cog1027
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Response from ScottieMom849 | Reviewed this property |
We did not find any tours. But we did some on-line research before going and found which movies and TV shows had been filmed there. My daughter's favorite, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman was done there and she delighted in... More
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Charles M
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Response from dinetheConejo | Reviewed this property |
If you go on their web page, they state they are open every day, 365 days/year from 8am to dusk. we've gone there on Thanksgivings to set up a family football game, and they were open. Its a Federal Park, not subject to... More
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