Texas Film Commission, Office of the Governor

Permanent Sets


BATTLESHIP TEXAS

Battleship Texas

(Houston area)
Jerry Hopkins, Park Manager
Russ Kuykendall, Operations Manager
281-479-2431
281-479-5618 (fax)

www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/battleship-texas

Battleship TEXAS is the last surviving U.S. Navy battleship to serve in both World Wars and is the world's only remaining battleship patterned after HMS DREADNOUGHT. The most powerful weapon in the world when commissioned in 1914, TEXAS became the nation's first museum battleship when the Navy towed her to a permanent berth near Houston, Texas and transferred her to the state, in San Jacinto Day ceremonies on April 21, 1948. TEXAS has since earned designations as a National Historic Engineering Landmark (1975) and a National Historic Landmark (1977).


CF RANCH

CF Ranch Western Town

(Big Bend area)
P.O. Box 689
Alpine, TX 79830
Amanda Micallef
310-701-7559

www.filmwesttexas.com

The CF Ranch headquarters is located in the Davis Mountains between Alpine and Fort Davis where a huge Spanish mission and western town stand in good condition. All of the CF Ranches, which are located in West Texas and New Mexico, make up more than 100,000 acres in which there is pure diversity. The wide-open spaces are filled with mountains, valleys, hills, water and unique rock formations. The dirt roads are in good shape. Motels are close by. Permanent sets include a Spanish-style mission and an early Western town with eight buildings: a general store, hotel, blacksmith shop, church, farrier shop and others. Credits include: GOOD OLD BOYS, STREETS OF LAREDO and DEAD MAN'S WALK. The CF Ranch beauty and the West Texas climate are a great combination.


ENCHANTED SPRINGS RANCH

Enchanted Springs Ranch

(San Antonio area)
Steve and Vicki Schmidt, Owners
Nathan Marks, General Manager
830-249-8222
800-640-5917
830-249-1131 (fax)

www.enchantedspringsranch.com

Enchanted Springs Ranch has 30 permanent, authentic Western buildings including a Judge Roy Bean saloon, hotels, livery, restaurant, mercantile, bank, dress shop, saloon, jail, meat market, old homestead, barns, windmills, water tank and few Spanish-style buildings; plus, three large interior sets with room for expansion and numerous props, wagons, horses, cattle and exotics. The ranch has two beautiful creeks surrounded by trees, rock bluffs, and numerous oaks, elms, pecans and sycamores. Plus, there's a 20 foot majestic waterfall, old rock fence, large fields and lots of elevation change. Latest filming is "Battlefield Detectives" to be shown December 2004 on the History Channel.


THE GROVE

The Grove

(Waco area)

The Grove includes three acres with a general store, bank, post office, doctor's office, meat market - all fully stocked with antiques from the turn of the century. In a separate building, a saloon, a blacksmith shop, both full of functional props - all available to lease.


INDIAN CLIFFS RANCH

Fort Misery at Indian Cliffs Ranch

(El Paso area)
Dieter Gerzymisch
915-544-3200
915-764-4168 (fax)
http://www.elpasomoviesets.com

Indian Cliffs Ranch, Inc., includes 32,000 acres of desert and working ranch. Permanent sets include: Fort Misery, an 1850's replica of a frontier fort, a mission-style church, the COURAGE UNDER FIRE set including helicopters, tanks, army trucks and the badlands cliffs similar to those in the Dakotas - 100-foot brown and pink bluffs with no vegetation.


LUCK, TEXAS (A.K.A. WILLIEVILLE)

Luck, Texas

(Austin area)
Christy Pipkin
512-263-7971
512-263-5763 (fax)

www.willienelson.com

Luck, Texas has 200 available acres, including several permanent sets. The main set is a period town (1850-1910) with two streets. One street is lined with buildings, including a functional jail, two-story hotel, functional barn, church, small opera, bank and saloon. On-site power, caretaker, props and livestock are available.


OJINAGA / CONTRABANDO SET - BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK

Ojinaga & Contrabando Set

(Big Bend area)
Barrett Durst, Park Superintendent
432-358-4444

www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/big-bend-ranch

In Big Bend Ranch State Park, the permanent sets include adobe buildings, a small chapel, cantina and what has been called Maria's House. There are also corrals 50 meters from a river.


STAR HILL RANCH

Star Hill Ranch

(Austin area)
Adam Woolley, Owner/Operator
512-263-8603
512-565-6746 (cell)
512-263-8613 (fax)

www.starhillranch.com

Star Hill Ranch is an event facility and permanent movie set located 15 miles west of Austin in the Village of Bee Cave. Nestled on 31 acres in a pristine Hill Country setting, it includes several period buildings oriented along an unpaved main boulevard, with underground utilities, good access, abundant parking, secure entries and expandability. Buildings currently include a schoolhouse, church, post office/general store, butcher shop, blacksmith shop, barn, two farmhouses and log cabin. In 2002-03, Star Hill was leased to Disney/Texia and used for costume/wardrobe facilities in their production of THE ALAMO.


STORYBOOK RANCH

Storybook Ranch

(Dallas/Fort Worth area)
Vanessa Fry, General Manager
972-369-0874
www.storybookranch.com

This historic Western town was reconstructed using period architecture from the late 1800s and is original in size to real western towns and nestled among old-growth trees. Main Street and the interior of each building are decorated with period light fixtures, provisions, stained-glass, wood stoves and antiques. Set beyond a flowing stream, Storybook Ranch is comprised of the following turn-of-the-century historic structures: old-fashioned saloon, old western inn, general store, apothecary, historic chapel, bank, opry house, barber shop, blacksmith, post, livery stable, feed store, undertaker's parlor, jail and campfire cooking areas.


TIN STAR RANCH

Tin Star Ranch

(Austin area)
Casey McKinnon
830-685-3464
830-685-3524 (fax)

www.tinstarranch.com

Tin Star Ranch has a permanent Old West Town located 12 miles north of Fredericksburg, Texas, near Enchanted Rock. We have an authentic 1880s Victorian style saloon complete with a 30 foot oak bar, called the Longhorn Palace Saloon. Across the street are authentic replicas of Dodge City, the Lonesome Dove set, The Jersey Lilly (Judge Roy Bean's saloon) and the Alamo. Built on a hill, the views of the surrounding pastures are spectacular. Also located on the ranch are authentic timber and stone cabins, and last but not least a...Santa Fe-style home built on the highest point of the ranch.


USS LEXINGTON

USS Lexington

(Corpus Christi area)
Debbie Crites, Marketing Director
361-888-4873
361-883-7589 (fax)

www.usslexington.com

Length of flight deck: 910 feet; length of water line: 889 feet; height (water line to the flight deck): 52 feet; maximum width: 196 feet; flight deck landing area: 90,000 sq. feet; hangar bays: three, totaling more than 40,000 sq. feet with 18 foot overhead; decks: 16 from top of pilot house to double bottom; operational aircraft (#3) elevator - 45,000# capacity, 47' x 56'. Approachway pier is designed to enable heavy vehicles access directly on to the hangar deck and/or the elevator for movement to flight deck as required. Located on Corpus Christi Bay. The film-friendly aircraft carrier provides ease of access while appearing to be miles offshore.