Fans Of The Show Gunsmoke Will Recognize This Abandoned Film Set In Utah

Do you remember the TV show Gunsmoke? For twenty years, Americans tuned in to see Matt Dillon, Festus, Miss Kitty, and Doc dealing with the trials and tribulations of life in the Wild West in Dodge City, Kansas. The show ran from 1955 to 1975, and was so popular that when CBS tried to cancel it in 1967, public outcry convinced the network to change its mind. Though the show was set in Kansas, much of it was actually filmed right here in Utah, and the abandoned film set is still standing.

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While you definitely should not get close to this film set, it’s fun to see photos of it, and if you have a camera with a decent zoom lens (or a pair of binoculars), you can see it from the fence. Have you seen this abandoned “town?” We’d love to see your photos in the comments!

Many of the photos in this article were used by permission from photographer Deena Snyder, who submitted them in our Utah Nature Lovers Group. If you enjoy seeing and photographing Utah’s beautiful outdoor spaces, join our Facebook Group!

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