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Where is Yellowstone filmed?

If you're interested in where Yellowstone is filmed, we've got all you need to know about the real life locale of the famous ranch and the Dutton family home.

Where is Yellowstone filmed: Kevin Costner as John Dutton in Yellowstone

Where is Yellowstone filmed? The trials and tribulations of John Dutton and his clan in Yellowstone just wouldn’t be the same without the wide plains and towering mountains of Montana. So much so, that you may be curious about where the series is filmed.

When it comes to the Yellowstone ranch, it’s undoubtedly true that a location can be one of the most exciting Yellowstone cast members around. The ranch houses John Dutton and his family, and sets the scene for some of the most shocking moments in the drama series.

But is one of the best TV series about cowboys actually filmed in Montana? Well, with the Yellowstone season 5 part 2 release date on the horizon, we’ve done some digging to find out exactly where Yellowstone is filmed. 

Where is Yellowstone filmed?

The first three seasons of Yellowstone were predominantly filmed in and around Utah.

Following the third season, shooting moved to Montana (where the show is actually set) to take advantage of the state’s tax incentive scheme. The show has also made use of filming locations in Texas.

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Is Dutton Ranch real?

Yes, Dutton Ranch is a real ranch. In real life, Dutton Ranch is, in fact, Chief Joseph Ranch in Darby, Montana.

Chief Joseph Ranch is a working cattle ranch and guest home (yes, you can stay at John Dutton’s home, but good luck — it’s booked solid!).

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