Paris, Texas (1984) Filming Locations

Location #1: Travis passes out


Near Terlingua, Texas, United States

Note from the Webmaster: This building is now long gone..

Location #2: Terlingua M.D. Clinic

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American Legion Post #653 at Texas 118 & American Legion Road, Alpine, Texas, United States

Location #3: Motel


Marathon Motel & RV Park, 701 U.S. 90, Marathon, Texas, United States

Location #4: Shoemake Hardware Store


Northeast 1st Street (near Avenue E), Marathon, Texas, United States

Location #5: El Rancho Motel

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Executive Inn at 901 East Dickinson Boulevard, Fort Stockton, Texas, United States

5 thoughts on “Paris, Texas (1984) Filming Locations

  1. kevin

    the driving scene where travis remembers why he bought the land in paris texas (36m39s approx), was filmed in kramer junction, ca.,-117.5415503,3a,75y,341.73h,92.93t,0r/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1saOp19vY0fyBF1-F6Rw-vlg!2e0!5s20111001T000000!7i13312!8i6656

    the eating mcdonalds in the back of the ranchero under the freeway scene (approx 1hr17m50sec) was filmed at the 5/14 fwy interchange in sylmar, ca. the freeway overpasses look different today because the original ones were destroyed in the 1994 northridge earthquake.,-118.5083359,3a,75y,10.16h,97.12t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1siU6SUXrHXaEahCB6X5Ppdw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

  2. Skotos khrodos

    Was hoping to see the opening scene with Harry Dean Stanton walking in the desert. I’m pretty darn sure it’s not Texas, looks like Arizona.

    1. Brit

      In response to Skotos khrodos, I believe I found the exact location of the opening scene with Harry Dean Stanton walking in the desert:
      29°35’05.3″N 103°44’01.4″W
      (Terlingua, Texas)

      BTW, a ranch which includes this specific desert area (pink bluffs/buttes) is located is being sold for $10 million; you can see the opening desert scene on the realtor promotional video currently on Youtube: (see 1:02 of video)

      You can also see a variety of other filming locations from the movie on a google map I generated:


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