Visit The Town of Spectre

The Town of Spectre - Search Nearby - Added by Kristian Champagne

If you have ever seen the movie Big Fish you have heard of the Town of Spectre. This is a fun road trip stop that is completely unique.

The abandoned town is Tim Burton's made from scratch movie set from the movie Big Fish. 

It is located right outside of Montgomery, AL. on a dirt road near, Cypress Lane in Millbrook. The town is on a private island surrounded by Gun Island Chute. The owners usually charge $3 to cross the bridge from the main land. 

When you turn onto Cypress Lane you will drive through a small residential area till you come to a gate. There is a house on the left with a woman who will give you the code to the gate and maybe tell you some stories. After you go through the gate you will continue to drive over the bridge then take a left toward the town. 

In the town many of the buildings have collapsed but a few remain. The two trees at the west end of the town are beginning to show that they're actually just styrofoam set pieces. There is still a wire that has all the shoes from the movie and even some new ones. 

There is a small heard of goats that live in the town. They roam up and down the street going in and out of the still standing buildings. The church at the east end of the town is where they sleep. The locals from across the chute feed them.  

There is a small road that goes around the perimeter of the island dotted with picnic tables and fire pits. A lot of people like to fish and kayak in the chute. This was a great place to spend the day and take pictures. 

Activities

Canoeing, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Kayaking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic

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Ozark / Fort Rucker KOA

Ozark, Alabama

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