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The Wild West lives on in southern Spain
Instead of heading to the Black Hills of the Dakotas or the scrub lands of west Texas, tourists are flocking to a small area of southern Spain that is home to an expansive Western-style replica town that was initially built as a film set in the 1960s.
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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actors perform during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)
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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: A child plays at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)
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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actor Victor Rodriguez performs during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actor Victor Rodriguez performs during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actors perform during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actor Victor Rodriguez performs during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actors Rafael Aparicio (L) and Ricardo Cruz perform during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actors perform during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: A tourist plays at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Detail of a gun at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actor Rafael Aparicio performs during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: A general view of the film set at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: A general view of the film set at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actor Ricardo Cruz performs during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actors perform during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actors perform during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actor Victor Rodriguez performs during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actor Rafael Aparicio performs during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20:Children look on during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: A general view of the film set at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actor Rafael Aparicio performs during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actor Rafael Aparicio performs during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actors keep horses after a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actors perform during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: Stunt actors perform during a show for tourists at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: A general view of the film set at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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ALMERIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 20: A general view of the film set at Fort Bravo/Texas Hollywood on August 20, 2015 in Almeria, Spain. Fort Bravo Texas Hollywood, built in the 1960s in Almeria, Spain, is a western style set for films, which is also used for tourist tours. Originally used by film director Sergio Leone for 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', which lead to the Spaghetti Western genre, today it is still used to shoot many different types of films. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)

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The Wild West lives on in southern Spain

Instead of heading to the Black Hills of the Dakotas or the scrub lands of west Texas, tourists are flocking to a small area of southern Spain that is home to an expansive Western-style replica town that was initially built as a film set in the 1960s.

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