10 Star Trek Filming Locations You Need to Visit Before the New Series Premieres in 2017

Trekkies: clear your weekend calendars
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On Monday, news broke that Star Trek will be launching a new TV series on CBS’ streaming service, CBS All Access, starting in January 2017. Yes, you’ll have shell out some credit chips in order to watch, but it’s a small price to pay in exchange for the show’s return to the small screen after a more than a decade.

For Trekkies the world over, meanwhile, this news means a number of things: First, it’s time to thoughtfully ration a rewatching of the first five seasons, starting now and continuing for the next two years. It’s also time to dust off your Jean-Luc Picard costume and begin getting in shape to wear it on the day the show premieres. And for the truly devoted, it’s time to visit as many filming locations as possible from previous Star Trek iterations.

Fortunately for local Trekkies, many of those locations are in and around Los Angeles. Here’s a list of some of the most iconic—broken down by series, obviously—for your visiting pleasure.

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Vasquez Rocks
This triangular rock formation plays a crucial role in the Star Trek series, appearing in many episodes over the years. It was first used in a scene in the episode “Arena,” in this epic battle between Captain Kirk and the alien Gorn. > 10700 Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce

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Photograph courtesy flickr/ajsmith227


The Hollywood Reservoir
The banks of the reservoir served as the backdrop for the episode “The Paradise Syndrome,” in which Captain Kirk falls through a trap door and into love with a native woman on an unknown planet. > 2600 Lake Hollywood Dr, Los Angeles

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Photograph courtesy flickr/Mr. Littlehand


Bronson Canyon
Outdoor sequences in the episodes “This Side of Paradise” and “Bread and Circuses” were shot in this familiar filming spot. Later, the Bronson Canyon caves were used as Rura Penthe in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and as as the surface of El-Adrel IV in The Next Generation (not to mention the Bat Cave in the 1960s Batman TV series).3200 Canyon Dr, Los Angeles

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Photograph courtesy flickr/Sam Howzit

Star Trek: The Next Generation

The Tillman Water Reclamation Plant
This water plant in Van Nuys served as the Starfleet Academy in many productions and doubled as the planet Rubicon 3 in the Next Generation episode “Justice.” > 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys

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photograph courtesy flickr/miheco


The Huntington Library
Speaking of “Justice,” the library in Pasadena pops up in the episode where Wesley Crusher crashed into the greenhouse. > 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino

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photograph courtesy flickr/Rennett Stowe


Callaway Vineyard and Winery
Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s vineyards, aptly named Picard vineyards, appear in the episode “All Good Things…” The scenic shots were captured at this grape-producer in Temecula. > 32720 Rancho California Rd., Temecula

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Photograph courtesy flickr/Prayitno

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Fern Dell
Located in Griffith Park, this spot served as the Bajoran Monastery of the Kai in “In the Hands of the Prophets.” > 2333 Fern Dell Dr., Los Angeles

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photograph courtesy flickr/Erin Brierley


Loyola Marymount University
In “Take Me Out to the Holosuite,” Loyola Marymount’s George C. Page field served as a holographic baseball diamond. > 1 Loyola Marymount University Dr, Los Angeles

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photograph courtesy flickr/mark6mauno

Star Trek: Voyager

The Santa Monica Pier
When the crew first beams down in “Future’s End,” they were supposed to be on the Venice Boardwalk. In fact, they were at the Santa Monica Pier. > 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

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photograph courtesy flickr/dualdflipflop

Star Trek: Enterprise

Waters Drive
This quaint little street served as the main drag of a 1957 Pennsylvania mining town  in the episode “Carbon Creek.” Featured prominently were Johnnie’s Market and the Pine Tree Bar and Grill. > Crestline, CA 92325

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photograph courtesy Google Street View

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