Star Wars in Death Valley

A gold robot shakes hands with a park ranger in the desert.
Star Wars, A New Hope, filming in Death Valley.

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Want to visit Tatooine? If so, take a trip to Death Valley National Park! The famous movie series, Star Wars, filmed scenes in the park for Episode IV -- A New Hope and Star Wars Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi.

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Star Wars Filming Locations

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    Two robots are surrounded by a few people filming them in a desert landscape.
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    Star Wars, a New Hope, was filmed in the national park a few decades ago, when that type of filming was permitted. We would not allow the vast majority of the filming that was done now because of the prohibition on commercial filming in wilderness. More permit information can be found on our permits page.

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