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Old Paria

US 89, Kanab, UT
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Ranked #11 of 13 Attractions in Kanab
Type: Historic Sites
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

No, there is no more "movie set" per se... Yes, the area is stunning ! The access is quite easy, and you won't be disappointed, especially at sunset ! You can have a good sense of the beauty of the place in less than 1 hour : It's free, no permits needed, it's not crowded... So don't miss it !... More

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Berlin, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

i did not come for the old film set but for the colorful hills ... its the perfect spot for some night photography - no light pollution and quiet ... the sky shows all the stars ! not many people stay later than sun set so i guess you will have the place for you ! the BBQ sets are... More

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Page, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is not the old paris movie set anymore as 10 years ago some vandals torched the few wood buildings that were there originally. Now it looks like an abandoned place and you will be looking for the history. There is a small cemetery still there which has some local history to it.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We didn't make it all the way to the old film set or the old town, but the view of the canyon is still worth the drive. You have to be cautious of the dirt road, I was able to make it about 3.5 miles down the road before I stopped with my small car. I would recommend 4WD to... More

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Long Island, NY
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57 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

While on a tour of the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, our guide took us to an area in Paria which not once, but twice, housed the movie sets from many old-time western classics. Apparently the local youth, bored with defacing petroglyphs from early American frontiersman, turned their energies toward destroying these irreplaceable movie sets. They torched the original... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Drove the long wining road to look at was old movie sets. Nothing there really. Just a picture of what used to be. It is a pretty drive though.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Off the beaten path. Very pretty and scenic with a lot of history. Great place to take photos, but you really need a guide to point out some of the history. The old town has been burned down and BLM won't let it be rebuilt.

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St.George, UT
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

It takes you back to Paria's old movie days. You'll see where the old cowboys stood and shot all the bad guys. Google it for latest info and to be sure noone has destroyed any of the set. People do weird things out in the wild. It's an interesting place to see.

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Columbus, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The "town" is located a few miles off the highway. We had a car as our rental, but could have seen more if we had a 4x4 SUV. Not really much to see since the movie set was burnt down. The colors of the rocks were pretty, but not really anything different than the surrounding sights from the highway. I... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Stoped to read market after couldn't. Do wire trail. We were able to drive decent. Dirt. Road with rut stopping us well past bathrooms. Then walked to creek. Again trails don't seem to be well marked with so as distance an that bathrooms are available. Didn't find any evidence of town. Except cemetery. The colours of rocks amazing.

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