Albuquerque and New Mexico are popular filming locations for movies and television shows. Any trip to Albuquerque is sure to take you past at least one place you might recognize. If you’re looking to discover a piece of your favorite film or TV show in Albuquerque, check out some of these locations around the city.

“Big Sky”

Two people stand in front of a film camera behind the scenes of the tv show "Big Sky"

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Seasons 2 and 3 of “Big Sky” were filmed in New Mexico. The Waves Salon may look familiar because it was featured in the Season 3 premiere. The exteriors of an office building at 122 Broadway Blvd. are also featured.

“Breaking Bad,” “El Camino” and “Better Call Saul”

Jesse Pinkman and Walter White from Breaking Bad

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One of the most iconic shows to film in Albuquerque is “Breaking Bad.” Its spin-off prequel “Better Call Saul” and “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” were also filmed here. You can visit dozens of places around the city that you’ll recognize from the shows and movie. Some popular stops include the Dog House Drive-In, the Owl Cafe and the Twisters location that doubled as Los Pollos Hermanos.


Benicio Del Toro in Sicario

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“Sicario” had a few filming locations, including those in the Albuquerque area. Drive past the now-closed Motel 1 at Candelaria where a motel scene was shot.

“Stranger Things”

Millie Bobby Brown films Stranger Things in New Mexico

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Albuquerque stood in for California in Season 4 of “Stranger Things.” Netflix in Your Neighborhood details some of the locations used during filming, including Skate-O-Mania, the roller rink where Mike, Will and Eleven go to skate. Snow Park may look familiar from the scene when Eleven explores Max’s memories. Eldorado High School and Cafe 66 New Mexican Restaurant also make appearances in the show.

“The Avengers”

Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) on the set of Marvel’s The Avengers.

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“The Avengers” was shot in Albuquerque. It mostly took place on sound stages built at Albuquerque Studios - soon to be Netflix Studios - but a few locations around the city were used. The Albuquerque Rail Yards make an appearance as a warehouse, along with exteriors of Atrisco Heritage Academy High School.