Dexter Filming Locations: The Market on the way to Nebraska

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The location: The Market on the road to Nebraska

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. A market.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. Somewhere in Missouri, on the way to Nebraska.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 7, of Season 6, "Nebraska".

    Dexter stops at this convenience store in Missouri, on his way to Kearney, Nebraska (where he plans to kill Jonah Mitchell).

    He buys some nachos, and overhears the cute local girl working behind the counter talking about sex (over the phone) with her boyfriend.

    Dexter's accompanied by his imaginary big brother, Brian (the Ice Truck Killer), who urges him to kill the girl.

    Instead, Dexter has sex with her in the back room, and (while she's busy getting dressed afterward) steals the gun hidden behind her counter on his way out.

    He uses it to shoot up the scenery as he and Brian continue their road trip to Kearney.

    They eventually stop at a Nebraska motel, next to a corn field, then go to see Jonah Mitchell at his hardware store and his house.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. Part of a recreational vehicle campground.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. This scene was shot at a convenience store that is part of Valencia Travel Village, an RV resort located at 27946 Henry Mayo Drive, in Castaic, CA.

    This RV campground not only includes the market seen on the show, but it also offers travelers swimming pools, tennis & volleyball courts, a playground, horseshoes, shuffleboard, a laundry, and showers - plus spots to hook up almost 400 RV's.

    It's located about three miles northwest of Six Flags Magic Mountain, and is about seven miles east of the Nebraska motel and cornfield seen later in this episode.

Travel Village has its own website, at
, including a map of the grounds.

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A.  In previous seasons, I've usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using clues from the various scenes.  By the 6th season, though, I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know in advance when something was about to film there.

    Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a few new resources I discovered, by the time the first episode aired, I already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.

    This group of helpful fans includes Kerry, Rick, Ellen, Susan, Jason, Elaine, Joel, Julie, Geoff, Jeff, Jen, and others. My thanks to all of them.

    In this case, it was Susan Loomis who told me, back on August 4, that her her mother-in-law spotted them filming here at Valencia Travel Village.  So when it turned up on the show, that distinctive red building was easy to recognize. (Thanks, Suzi!)

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