Where Was Breaking Bad Filmed? Can You Visit the Filming Spots?

Written by Nixza Gonzalez
Published: February 28, 2024
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“Breaking Bad” was a popular television show first released on January 20, 2008. The last episode aired on September 29, 2013, ending after five seasons. This unique crime drama follows a chemistry teacher with cancer, Walter White, who desperately gets into the drug trade, and slowly becomes a dangerous and big man the the field. Many of the iconic filming spots in this TV show are still standing in New Mexico, but where? Can you visit where Walter White once roamed? Follow along to discover where “Breaking Bad” was filmed.

Where Was “Breaking Bad” filmed?

Walter White’s house in “Breaking Bad” still stands but is a private residence.

©Clay Gilliland, CC BY-SA 2.0 – License

“Breaking Bad” was set and filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Walter White’s house is a popular spot that is frequently visited, but it’s privately owned. Sadly, there were issues for years with this residence as people recreated scenes, disrupting residents and neighbors. Some people even threw pizza on the roof. If you visit, do so quietly and with respect.

What about the car wash? The car wash in the series is real, although it goes by a different name. Still, you can visit and pass through Mister Car Wash.

Tuco’s headquarters, which gets blown up, is actually Java Joe’s. Another iconic spot within the series that you can visit, and even eat at, is the Dog House Drive In.

About Albuquerque, New Mexico

Rio Grande is a famous crossing between the U.S. and Mexico.

©iStock.com/Greg Meland

Now that we know where “Breaking Bad” was filmed, we can learn more about this city. Albuquerque is in New Mexico, United States. It’s over 300 years old and was founded in 1706. The surface area of Albuquerque is 188.95 square miles. Within this large city, there are over 560,000 people. 

Albuquerque is an exciting place to visit with so much to do and see, not just the filming spots of “Breaking Bad.” While here, you can see the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, the Petroglyph National Monument, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and the Sandia Peak Tramway. 

Also in Albuquerque are a lot of different animals. For instance, you can see wildlife like the greater roadrunner, American robin, and black-tailed jackrabbits.

The photo featured at the top of this post is © Sean Pavone/Shutterstock.com

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About the Author

Nixza Gonzalez is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering topics like travel, geography, plants, and marine animals. She has over six years of experience as a content writer and holds an Associate of Arts Degree. A resident of Florida, Nixza loves spending time outdoors exploring state parks and tending to her container garden.

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