Film Trails

Texas has a rich and fascinating film history that spans over 100 years, with iconic features films and TV shows produced in every corner of our great state. To recognize the communities that have supported Texas’ place in filmmaking history while also creating a fun new way to enjoy your favorite films, the Texas Film Commission has launched a curated series of self-guided Texas Film Trails to explore and experience destinations that have been seen through the lens of celebrated Texas films. Our inaugural film trail features acclaimed Texas filmmaker, Richard Linklater, and our second trail includes Texas classics from around the state. More film trails will continue to be released.

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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Trail

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AMC's TV series Fear the Walking Dead, a spin-off of The Walking Dead, follows a family of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world. Season 4 brings the survivors to Texas, where they must continue to survive the Infected "walkers," plus a new group of strangers they meet along the way.

Production relocated to the Lone Star State for Season 4, utilizing a number of existing locations that were transformed into abandoned spaces for the post-apocalyptic setting. From a state-of-the-art baseball stadium in Round Rock to a popular water park just outside of the Austin metroplex, there is no shortage of exciting locations that fans have seen on their TV screens. So take the journey across Central Texas, but use caution - you never know when a zombie is just around the corner!

Films Featured:

  • Fear The Walking Dead, Season 4A

Texas Classics Trail

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From the Southfork Ranch of the TV series Dallas to the vast countryside of Marfa in Giant, the Lone Star State has been memorialized in distinguished film projects for decades. The history of these productions displays the wide range and diversity of locations within the state, as well as the dedication of Texas talent and crew to projects that are remembered well after their release.

So take a trip down memory lane with the Texas Classics Film Trail, highlighting 25 filming destinations from some of our most iconic projects. Enjoy and experience the Texas film history from across the Lone Star State - you just might find something that's been in front of you the whole time!

Films Featured:

  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • Dallas (TV Series, 1978-1991)
  • Friday Night Lights (TV Series, 2006-2011)
  • Giant (1956)
  • Hope Floats (1998)
  • Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series, 1989)
  • Office Space (1999)
  • Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  • The Alamo (1960)
  • The Last Picture Show (1971)
  • & more!

Richard Linklater Trail

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Richard Linklater has showcased his home state of Texas as the rich backdrop and source of inspiration for the films he has written, directed, and produced. His storytelling takes audiences all across Texas, from incredible vistas of the Greater Big Bend region, to the celebrated landmarks and cultural institutions of Central Texas, all the way to the charming small towns of the East Texas Piney Woods. In recognition of Linklater's immense talent and commitment to the state, we inaugurate the Texas Film Trails program with the Richard Linklater Texas Film Trail, highlighting 15 filming destinations from some of his most iconic features. We hope you enjoy your experience in the great state of Texas through the lens of the acclaimed filmmaker, Richard Linklater!

Films Featured:

  • Bernie (2011)
  • Boyhood (2014)
  • Dazed and Confused (1993)
  • The Newton Boys (1998)
  • Slacker (1991)
  • Waking Life (2001)