Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Old West on the streets of a historic film studio, Melody Ranch™ Motion Picture Studio.

Located in Santa Clarita,California, Melody Ranch has served as the backdrop for countless films since the days of Gene Autry, William S. Hart and Tom Mix. The 22-acre studio is located in “The 30 Mile Zone” (TMZ)  and offers a unique western town with working interiors like a saloon, bank, jail, general store, hotel, church, school, livery stable and theatre, not to mention hundreds of feet of boardwalks that round out this amazing film location.

Only open to the public for the Festival weekend, Melody Ranch™ Motion Picture Studio encapsulates the culture, flavors and folklore of the Old West life as guests walk through years of movie history.  Since its opening in 1915, countless western films have been produced at this location including The Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, Wyatt Earp and most recently Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained.

Each year, the Cowboy Festival offers two exclusive opportunities for festival-goers to tour some of Santa Clarita’s most filmed locations, including an SCV Film Tour and a Behind the Scenes Tour of Melody Ranch, with movie-buffs E.J. and Kim Stephens.

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