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Lajitas, Texas: Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set

Used for the filming of the John Sayles' 1996 movie "Lone Star," a border town murder-mystery.

Hwy 170, Lajitas, TX
West of Lajitas 9.5 miles on Hwy 170, on the south side, within easy walking distance, on the Rio Grande. Look for the closed gate with the small "Contrabando" name suspended over the top.
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Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set

Visited on 8/21/16 and all that is left is one building. The cantina still stands, but not the church, or anything else. A beautiful drive, but not worth it for just the one standing building.

[Aaron M., 09/02/2016]

Set of Lone Star.

Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set

This is an abandoned movie set from the movie Lone Star. It looks like an old west village tucked alongside the Rio Grande River. It is a few miles west of Lajitas on Highway 170 along the Texas-Mexico Border. It is very visible from the road and within easy walking distance. The set is right on the Rio Grande.

[Jason Myers, 08/10/2006]

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