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 Star Wars movie series filmed scenes in the park for Episode IV - A New Hope and 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. Most of the filming done within the park for the movies would no longer be permitted due to modern prohibitions on commercial filming within the wilderness. More permit information can be found on our permits page.

    Last updated: March 27, 2023

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