On a recent trip out west to see the some of the National Parks of Arizona, Colorado, and Utah, we took in Monument Valley in Utah. Over the years, more Western Movies were made in Monument Valley than any other location in the United States. Having watched so many John Wayne movies in my youth, my impression of what the west looked like was Monument Valley except with Saguara Cactus,which we found out are really down south near Tucson for the most part and not up near Monument Valley. Many other movies besides the old Westerns have been filmed all or in part here. At least 82 movies over the years have been made at Monument Valley.