Welcome to StarWarsLocations.com

This site was created to document Star Wars location hunting. Hopefully I will be updating this frequently so check back often to see all of the changes. If you have any ideas or have something to share, please let me know.

Go ahead and create an account and you'll get your own album in the Media Gallery with 100MB of space to share your photos. Plus the Captcha form for comments, forum posts, etc. won't show up while you're logged in.

Thanks, Bill

New accounts and comments have been re-enabled


General News

After years of neglect, this website finally died and I was forced to spend some time updating it the the latest version of the glFusion CMS. Hopefully everything should be working again now, but contact me if you notice anything still broken. I am also going through the rest of the site trying to fix broken links, posting updates, etc. Thanks.

I also re-enabled the ability to create accounts and comment on stories and in the forums. I'll keep an eye on the spam and bot activity to see if it becomes a problem again.

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Inside Skywalker Ranch


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This website was originally published by George Perry
http://www.insideskywalkerranch.com/

Here is a version that was archived before it went down, click here.

 

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Star Wars Insider Road Trip to Death Valley


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This website was originally published by Scott Chernoff
http://homepage.mac.com/scottchernoff/insider_beyond/PhotoAlbum87.html

Here is a version that was archived before it went down, click here.

I only included the Death Valley pages in the archived site, but there was a lot of other interesting stuff that I uploaded to the media gallery here.

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New accounts and comments disabled


General News

I have disabled the creation of new accounts and allowing comments on the site for now. After years of running the site, there were only about 150 accounts that had been registered, but that has increased by 1,400 in the last week. So I will be locking these features down until I can update the site.

Most of the activity is taking place on the Facebook and Twitter accounts so be sure to visit us there.

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Make your pledge now for these great Kickstarter projects while there is still time left!


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KICKSTARTER PROJECTS
Help fund the restoration of the Star Wars - Lars Homestead "igloo" deep in the Chott el Gharsa Tunisian desert. For your pledge, you can earn some Rare Tatooine Collectibles like a Lars Expedition Certificate, Lars Expedition T-Shirt, and even a unique Tatooine Sand Wristwatch (Premium and Limited Editions). Help fund the book and you will get some great collectible rewards like a behind the scenes DVD of "The Making Of Caravan of Courage" and a CD-Rom of pictures from my personal collection taken from the set and while we were given a private tour of ILM. These collectibles from the Star Wars universe have never been released so now is your chance to get something unique that no one has!
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Europe Tunisia Trip


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This website was originally published by Mitch Darby at:
http://odin.prohosting.com/ac3fac3/2000/splash.htm

Here is a version that was archived before it went down, click here.

 

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Where did they film the Ewok movies?


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I've never seen anyone post pictures or talk much about the filming locations used in the Star Wars Ewok Adventures TV movies. The area seen in them definitely looks like the hills and forests around Marin County and that's what the filming location is listed as in IMDB. It makes sense that they wouldn't stray too far away from Skywalker Ranch also since they would have had a limited budget with a made for television movie.

Up until now, I haven't given it much thought, but a recent article I stumbled upon included a familiar looking rock in the background. In fact, it was Big Rock Ranch, directly next to Skywalker Ranch. You can even go for a hike on a trail that starts there. I wonder how many other recognizable Ewok movie locations can be seen along the trail? If I am ever in the area again, I'll definitely try going on a hike in the area.

Marin County Parks & Open Space
Bay Nature Institute
Big Rock in Novato
Big Rock Ridge
Map of the Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve

Ewok Adentures

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Buttercup Valley, CA


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I was born and raised in Yuma, AZ and remember very fondly the filming of ROTJ back in '82.  It was the worst kept secret in the world as the locals had been told that there was a horror movie being shot.  All you had to do was stand on the corner of 24th Street and 4th Ave. in Yuma and watch Carrie Fisher get out of one limo and Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford get out of another at the front of the Stardust Hotel.

For anyone that is interested, I know VERY well the area where that barge scenes were shot as that was my playground growing up in Yuma.  I have personally scavenged pieces of the set for my own personal SW collection.  I do not currently live in Yuma, but I go back often because my family still lives there.  If anyone is interested, the next time I go, I can make an announcement and take anyone who wants to see the remainder of the set out there to see it.  It is between Glamis and Buttercup Valley and not far from the area that the final battle scene from the movie Stargate was filmed.  I have some really fond memories of riding sand rails out to the set and watch with binoculars the production of a phenomenal movie!

If you are interested, please feel free to contact me!  My name is Corky Cobon and I would love to pass on my knowledge of ROTJ being shot in my home town!  

Sincerely,
Corky Cobon

 

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London Pt I: Star Wars Traveller - Naboo (a.k.a. Watford)


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Whippendell Wood in Watford (just north of London) was used in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

I went there on December 23rd 2010 when it was covered in snow so it looks more like Hoth than Naboo. Not quite as much detail as other Whippendell entries on this site but interesting to see the shots in the snow. You can see the article here:

http://tokyofox.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/london-star-wars-traveller-naboo-a-k-a-watford/

I'd like to thank the people on this site who have been there before and made it a bit easier to line up some of the screenshots.

Kind Regards

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Trip to Star Wars Shooting Location


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ROTJ Jabba's Sail Barge Site Tatooine

The San Diego Star Wars Society has been making trips out to Buttercup Valley since March of 2003. Join them on Saturday, January 15 · 8:00am - 11:00am. Check out all of the details here and be sure to click the link to "See More" to get more info and pictures from previous trips.

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