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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.

Jackson Lake Island

Cypress Lane, Millbrook, AL
Jackson Lake Island. 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, then follow Cypress Lane across the bridge to Spectre.
Adults $5; camping $15. Cash only.
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Welcome to Spectre.

Town of Spectre

Just outside of Montgomery, Jackson Lake Island, the Town of Spectre was a movie set of Big Fish.

[Kristie Swetnam, 12/01/2022]
Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

The Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish is back open; we were there on May 28. The town looks good, but does show its age. The goats are still there.

[Doyle, 05/30/2022]

The town had briefly been closed by a Spring 2021 wind storm.

Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Neat place. The old town is still standing although it is a movie set so not allowed inside. Goats were great. If you want to feed them, bring food with you. Entry to Jackson Lake Island -- "Home of the Big Fish" -- is $5 for anyone over the age of 10, $3 for anyone 10 and under.

[Julie, 05/20/2022]

The "movie set" closing was likely temporary.

Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

A wonderfully fun spot to stop! Very easy to find. Not far from the interstate. I really enjoyed the movie "Big Fish," so seeing the town was pretty cool. Beautiful area. And the baby goats are fantastic!

[Anne, 11/08/2020]


Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Came for the movie set, stayed for the baby goats. FYI - the island closes from flooding when there's been too much rain.

[Gina, 07/17/2019]

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