The Misfits (1961) Filming Locations

Location #1: Guido driving to Roslyn and Isabelle’s house

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At 100 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada, United States

Note from the Webmaster: This is an approximation, as the house has been demolished a while ago.

Location #2: Roslyn running into her ex-husband


Washoe County Courthouse, 75 Court Street, Reno, Nevada, United States

Location #3: Guido picks up Gay at the railway station

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Near Lake Street & East Commercial Row, Reno, Nevada, United States

Location #4: Roslyn (not) throwing her ring in the river


Near South Virginia Street & Mill Street, Reno, Nevada, United States

Location #5: Harrahs Club


210 North Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada, United States

5 thoughts on “The Misfits (1961) Filming Locations

  1. Scott Goodman

    Have lived in Reno for so many years and never realized I was sitting on the stage of such a great classic. Recently when I do watch one of my favorites or even a film I enjoy for that matter I will look up filming location. Within a few weeks of seeing The Misfits again, I took my daughter out for a 160 mile road trip and started in downtown Reno, not far from our home after which we drove out to the ranch where we met the now owner, who was not happy to see us pull up. Drove to the Pyramid lake just up the highway and took a few pictures. From there, traveled south to the Misfit Flates. Great to see the same Moutain ranges the great actors worked next to and even took some pictures at similar angles to those in the film. Continued south on hwy 50 to Dayton and saw the Bar.

    My 20 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself and was really able to see my passion for Classic movies.


  2. Rich

    Scott, enjoyed reading your trip around Reno looking at some of the locations of the Misfits. Good movie with legendary actors like Gable and Monroe, and great supporting actors also..
    I’m in Reno a lot and never thought to look at some of the locations, but felt in a way I was on the trip with you.
    Have always been a fan of that movie written by Arthur Miller. It’s a classic, and always identified with the characters and a nice snapshot of Reno at that time.
    Sure it will always be a good memory for you and your daughter taking that drive!

  3. Neil Presley Cox

    Well done – this sleuthing is about as close as we old-timers can get to revisiting our movie past. For many of us, actors like Gable, Monroe, Clift, Wayne, and Stewart are more like old family friends than distant actors/actresses!

  4. Ashley Clark

    You couldn’t find the Dayton Rodeo because the whole thing was built just for the film! Now, if we could locate that old church (?) it looks like they built it next to…!

    1. B Price

      The Dalton Chamber of Commerce publishes a map for tourists.

      The rodeo filming location was on the west side of Pike Street, approximately where it intersects with Second Ave. It states: “Historic Church: This was the former site of the Methodist-Episcopal Church built in Gold Hill in 1876 and moved to Dayton in 1903. It was used until the 1950s. Lyon County demolished the structure in 1974. During the 1960s, this area was used as rodeo grounds during filming of the Misfits movie. It is private property and a historic site today.”


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