film in Deer Lodge, Mt

Deer Lodge, Montana is best known as the home of the Montana Prisons, both new and old. The Old Montana Prison stands today as a museum, drawing thousands of visitors each year. In addition to its normal operations, the Old Prison Museum hosts paranormal investigations and virtual convict lockdowns throughout the year. The old Montana prison has also been featured in a variety of film productions and offers the perfect backdrop for your next film.

The Old Prison museum complex is also home to the Montana Auto Museum which has over 1,220 antique automobiles on display. While much of the Southwest Montana region gained fame for the gold discovered, Deer Lodge’s history is primarily agricultural. The Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, a working ranch using the techniques of the late 1800s, offers a glimpse of life on the American Frontier.

Movies like “Heaven’s Gate,” “Love Comes to the Executioner” and “Iron Ridge” were filmed in Deer Lodge.

Population: 2,893 | County: Powell | Elevation: 4,609
Latitude: 46.396 | Longitude: -112.729


High (°F)Low (°F)Rain
January35°11°2 days
February39°14°2 days
March47°21°2 days
April56°26°3 days
May64°34°7 days
June73°40°7 days
July82°44°5 days
August81°42°5 days
September71°34°4 days
October59°27°3 days
November44°17°2 days
December34°11°2 days

Local Information

Visitor/Business Info



Closest airports are Butte’s Bert Mooney Airport and Missoula Montana Airport

Hospital & Medical

Deer Lodge Medical Center
1100 Hollenback Ln
Deer Lodge, MT 59722

Fire & Safety

Deer Lodge Police Department
313 4th St.
Deer Lodge, MT 59722

Deer Lodge Fire Department
300 Main St.
Deer Lodge, MT 59722

contact for film inquiries

Powell County Chamber of Commerce
Julie Schroder