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.

Cypress Lane, Millbrook, AL
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.
Daylight hours only. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$3/person; $10 camping
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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]

Jenny's House.

Fake Town of Spectre from Big Fish

Cost is $3 per person. The place was gorgeous. Jenny's house is around the drive by the lake.

[Reeth, 07/17/2018]
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]

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