Where was The Ballad of Buster Scruggs filmed? Nebraska and New Mexico

After the release of the film on Netflix, many people wonder: Where was The Ballad of Buster Scruggs filmed? Filming locations are in Nebraska and New Mexico. If you want to know more specifically where, we’ll tell you below. We offer you some maps to see it better. Do you want to visit filming locations? We also offer links to free travel guides for you to do so.

Where was The Ballad of Buster Scruggs filmed? Filming locations
  • Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA
  • Sioux County, Nebraska, USA
  • Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, USA
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Nebraska Panhandle
Where was The Ballad of Buster Scruggs filmed? - 1863 Johnson's Map of Colorado, Dakota, Idaho, Nebraska and Kansas. Alvin Jewett Johnson [Public domain]
Where was The Ballad of Buster Scruggs filmed? – 1863 Johnson’s Map of Colorado, Dakota, Idaho, Nebraska and Kansas. Alvin Jewett Johnson [Public domain]
Where was The Ballad of Buster Scruggs filmed? - Map of Nebraska highlighting Panhandle. Bkell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Where was The Ballad of Buster Scruggs filmed? – Map of Nebraska highlighting Panhandle. Bkell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Nebraska Panhandle is an area in the western part of the state of Nebraska and one of several U.S. state panhandles, or elongated geographical regions that extend from their main political entity.
Wikipedia – Nebraska Panhandle

Sioux County is up and left in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Scotts Bluff County is just below Sioux County.

Scottsbluff is the largest city in the Nebraska Panhandle. It in the west-central part of the area.

The Coen brothers hired people from these places to act as extras in the film.

Here’s a free travel guide if you want to visit the same places that are seen in the Coen brothers movie.

Wikivoyage - Nebraska Panhandle - Travel Guide
Wikivoyage – Nebraska Panhandle – Travel Guide

 

Nebraska Panhandle - Agate Fossil Hills with Teepee - Footwarrior [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Nebraska Panhandle – Agate Fossil Hills with Teepee – Footwarrior [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Some of the filming locations are in Albuquerque. It is not the first time that the Coen brothers have chosen this location as it also appears in their films No Country for Old Men and True Grit.

The famous television series Breaking Bad also takes place in Albuquerque.

Here’s a free travel guide if you want to visit Albuquerque.

 

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