If you've seen the season 1 premiere of 'Westworld,' visiting Sweetwater might not sound so appealing. But the permanent western sets of Paramount Ranch in Los Angeles have played host to countless classic movies since 1923.
This national park in the Santa Monica Mountains boasts 2,700 acres of not only period-accurate Western towns, but also miles of scenic hikes, horse trails, and has starred in such movies and TV shows as 'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,' Of Mice and Men,' 'The Dukes of Hazard,' 'The X-files,' and of course HBO's 'Westworld.'
In addition to this being the only movie set within the National Parks system, Paramount Ranch features over 1,000 archaeological sites that provide insight into more than 10,000 years of Native American history. If you would like to ulearn more about the ranch or plan your visit, visit the National Parks website by clicking here.
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