Buttercup Valley, Yuma Desert, Arizona
The Great Pit of Carkoon, home to the sarlacc that eats Jabba’s prisoners in “Return of the Jedi,” was filmed in Arizona rather than Tunisia.
The sail barge was constructed here, behind fences to keep out prying fans.
It was so big that the crew used the space underneath for offices, trailers and a commissary with 150 seats. They didn’t blow up the barge here, but fans still like to come hunting for pieces of the set in the sand.