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Location tours: 'Breaking Bad'

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Breaking Bad

'Breaking Bad'

Who knew that a show documenting the seamy world of meth labs would become a tourist draw? Albuquerque, N.M., tourism officials weren't excited when their town started gaining attention as the setting for "Breaking Bad," featuring Everyman-turned-violent-criminal Walter White (played by Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston).

But Herron, who runs the ABQ Trolley Company, doesn't believe the TV show portrays Albuquerque in a bad light. "We have yet to find a person who thinks that the show has had a negative impact on our city," he says. "'Breaking Bad' has made Albuquerque a very cool city."

What you see: Visitors see the house where Walt's cohort Jesse Pinkman lives, the carwash Walt buys to launder his meth money, the industrial laundry concealing the meth lab, Saul Goodman's law office and the restaurant used for Los Pollos Hermanos, the fast-food chicken joint operated by drug kingpin Gus Fring.

Most popular stop: Walter White's house. "It's probably the most recognizable location in all of 'Breaking Bad,' and it's really fun for us to turn the corner and have 34 superfans freak out when they see it in the distance," Herron says.

Tour frequency: Varies

Cost (per adult): $60 for three-hour tour


 

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