Paramount Network’s ‘Yellowstone‘ is a neo-Western drama series created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson. It revolves around the Duttons, a family of ranchers who fight to protect their ancestral Yellowstone Ranch. However, they are drawn into several challenges stemming from the contentious socio-political climate in Montana.
As a result, the lush green landscape and rustic vibe of the state make for some picturesque backdrops for the show. With the fifth season taking viewers back to the iconic ranch, viewers must be looking for details about its filming locations. If you wish to learn more, we have gathered all the details for you!
Yellowstone Season 5 Filming Locations
‘Yellowstone’ season 5 was filmed in Montana and Texas, mainly in Ravalli County, Missoula County, and Venus. Principal photography commenced on May 16, 2022, and the first half was wrapped up by the last week of September of the same year. Now, let’s look at the exact places appearing in the show’s fifth iteration.
Ravalli County, Montana
Ravalli County has served as the home for the show’s production since the first season, and it was no different for the fifth season. The scenes featuring the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch were predominantly shot in the county. Chief Joseph Ranch, located at 125 Appaloosa Trail in Bitterroot Valley near the town of Darby, doubled as the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. It is spread over roughly 2,500 acres and has become a coveted local attraction in the region due to the show’s popularity.
The cast and crew lensed some scenes for the show’s fifth outing in Corvallis, a census-designated place (CDP); filming occurred at the intersection of First and Main streets. Additional scenes were shot at Richard Cromwell Memorial Rodeo Grounds, located at 200 Rodeo Road in Darby. Furthermore, several portions were recorded in other parts of Ravalli County, such as Hamilton, the county seat.
Mayor Dominic Farrenkopf of Hamilton appreciated the economic boost the town has received due to the show’s production. In an interview with NBC Montana, Mayor Farrenkopf praised the working style of the crew and complimented them on their politeness. “The city of Hamilton, we have really nice streets, really nice parks, really nice buildings, and so they are able to come in and look at those and say with a few small modifications, we can make this work for our set,” he said.
Missoula County, Montana
Missoula County has been one of the show’s recurring production locations since the fourth season. As a result, it is no surprise that the filming of scenes factoring in season 5 took place in the county. Important sequences featuring lead star Kevin Costner were taped at the Missoula County Courthouse. The Justice Court is located at 200 West Broadway in Downtown Missoula.
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Some portions of the fifth season were taped at Ryman Street and Main Street. Moreover, a sequence was recorded at Missoula Club, a popular restaurant situated at 139 West Main Street and on Howard Raser Drive.
Apart from Montana, the cast and crew visited Venus, a town in the Johnston and Ellis counties in Texas. They lensed scenes in the downtown area and the historic town square, the latter standing in for a Montana town. Interestingly, Venus was originally called “Gossip,” later being renamed after a local doctor’s daughter.