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LongmireFilm Location

Location 1: Santa Claran Hotel and Casino

Many of the plot lines in Longmire deal with Native American Jacob Nighthorse building a casino in Absaroka County and the potentially shady dealings going on there. The Santa Claran Hotel and Casino in Espanola served as the exterior and interiors of Longmire's fictional Four Arrows Casino.

Both the entrance to the main casino and the entrance to the hotel will be familiar sites. The front desk of the hotel also appeared in several episodes. Photography is not permitted inside the casino.

Walter Longmire and Jacob Nighthorse.

Walter Longmire and Jacob Nighthorse.

Location 2: Stop and Eat Drive-In

The distinctive Stop and Eat Drive-In at 208 Paseo De Onate in Espanola is featured in several Longmire episodes. In Season 5, Episode 6: Objection Walt discovers a despondent Ferg at the diner after the mob steals a prisoner from him. In Season 6, Episode 9: Running Eagle Challenge an FBI agent calls Walt from the drive-in.

We had a great discussion about the Longmire filming with the Stop and Eat staff and they were happy to share photos of themselves with the actors, although none of staff are seen in the show.

Thanks to Chad and Lisa Coppess who are avid fans of the show for providing the text and location photos.

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The Story:

Robert Taylor stars as charismatic, dedicated and unflappable Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire in this contemporary crime thriller based on the best-selling mystery novels. Struggling since his wife’s death and at the urging of his daughter, Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated.


Location 1: The Santa Claran Casino is at 460 N. Riverside Drive.

Location 2: The adress for the Stop and Eat Drive-In is 208 Paseo De Onate.

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