Millbrook, Alabama: Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Built in 2003, the magical village of Spectre was left standing after filming of Tim Burton's "Big Fish." Permission is needed to enter; it's built on a private island.
Address:
Cypress Lane, Millbrook, AL
Directions:
Private property. Gated. I-65 exit 179. Drive east on Cobbs Ford Rd/Alabama River Pkwy for 3.5 miles. Cross the train tracks, then immediately turn left onto Cypress Lane, drive to gate, call posted phone number for the gate code (and pay $3/person), then follow Cypress Lane across the bridge to Spectre.
Hours:
Daylight hours only.
Admission:
$3/person; $10 camping
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Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Fun little site in a beautiful lake setting. We stopped so our 13 month old could run around, although there is no park. He had a blast feeding the goats though.

[Amber, 07/06/2017]

Welcome to Spectre.

Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Make sure you bring $3 exactly, admission is based on the honor system, but, there are cameras for those wishing to try to cheat. Oh, and yes there are goats. Lots of them.

[Eliza, 06/27/2017]

Town of Spectre.

Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Even after 14 years the town of Spectre still looks the part. It's a must-visit for every Tim Burton fan. Even if your traveling companions don't care about Spectre you can easily convince them to come along for the scenic park that surrounds it. During our visit there were a large number of goats actively trying to destroy the town's buildings, so I would suggest visiting sooner rather than later. The entrance fee is still $3 per person for a day, or $10 when camping.

[Jaco Struik, 05/13/2017]

Town of Spectre.

The Town of Spectre

We lived in Alabama all our life and just discovered this cool place. Just north of Montgomery lies a portion of the film town from Big Fish. Two mechanical trees from the Forest still stand. We were fortunate to get to talk to the owner of the property to learn the history.

It's $3 to cross the man made bridge to island.

[Robin Ford, 03/31/2017]

Town of Spectre.

Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

When you drive up to the gate there is a sign to the right with phone numbers to call for a gate code. You can camp. The man I met that was in charge was unbelievably nice! The cost is $3 per person, a small amount for a wonderful experience.

[Leslie Jenkins, 08/07/2016]

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