Address: 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA
A spooky, haunted church in the middle of the Santa Monica Mountains? Nah – it’s a very cool, famous filming location in Agoura Hills, accessible to the public on national park property.
Paramount Ranch is a historical, free park / recreation area near Malibu that was once famous for its large “western town” movie-set on permanent display, until the 2018 Woolsey Fire sadly destroyed most its structures – except the church and train depot (pictured below); both built for HBO’s “Westworld”. Fundraising efforts are underway to rebuild the western town.
As for today, visitors can come freely explore the church and train depot, as well as hike, mountain bike, and horse ride throughout the surrounding hills and countryside; many great photo opportunities and wonderful wildlife to see.
Click Here for Paramount Ranch’s extensive film history, and Wikipedia – Paramount Movie Ranch for more info on its rich legacy.
Scroll down to see a 2017 (pre-fire) video of Paramount Ranch from YouTuber California Through My Lens.
While in the area, consider checking out nearby Malibu Lake, Malibu Creek State Park, Rock Store restaurant, Old Place, Whizin Market Square, and these other Best Guide LA Malibu sights.
These photos were taken Nov 2021. Click to enlarge.