The Mescal filming location is a complete western town with 44 western buildings including numerous practical buildings. Buildings include a bank, sheriff’s office, ranch houses, farm house, jail, two saloons, corrals, two-story hotel, an 1860’s-era fort.
The 60-acre location sets in a high-desert plain easily representing terrains throughout the American west. Sweeping vistas and majestic mountains can be seen (or not) in the distance. Property is surrounded by open-range owned by the state of Arizona.
Mescal is a sister facility to Old Tucson, managed by Old Tucson Company. The Mescal sets have been actively used in Hollywood productions.
Mescal has been a natural setting in a myriad of film and television projects.
Standing sets were constructed at Mescal for films such as “Monte Walsh (1970)” and “The Young Riders” and for television series including “Little House on the Prairie.”
The Mescal set was on display prominently as the Town of Redemption in the film, “The Quick and the Dead.” (1995), which featured Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe, Gene Hackman, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Numerous other films have used Mescal as a location, including “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean” (1972), “The Outlaw-Josey Wales” (1976) and “Tom Horn”.
The Mescal property was purchased by Old Tucson in 1968, from CBS Mescal, subject to a lease with the Arizona State Land Department.