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Alabama Hills

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Address: Lone Pine, CA
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Description: Located near Lone Pine, these hills form the gateway to Mount Whitney, and...
Located near Lone Pine, these hills form the gateway to Mount Whitney, and are a favorite location for movies and television.
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A Treat for the eyes

Such a beautiful drive! We tried following the movie guide we purchased at the local museum but decided to just enjoy the view the entire way. We ended up driving the whole movie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Garden Grove, California, United States
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Garden Grove, California, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful drive! We tried following the movie guide we purchased at the local museum but decided to just enjoy the view the entire way. We ended up driving the whole movie road until it met up again with the 395. We were a little concerned about the road and how far it would go ( there were no... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Found in Lone Pine Ca. on the Owens valley floor. over 100 million years old, below mount Whitney. named for a civil war confederate gunboat. these hills have been the scene of many movies. tom mix, the lone ranger, Gene Autry, made movies there. over 400 movies. every Oct. Columbus day weekend is the Lone Plne Film Festival. guided tours... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We didn't know what to expect of the area but were amazed with the rock formations to be found in the Alabama Hills. A lot of movies were filmed in the area and is great to explore the rocks. Plenty of turn off places to park and explore. Well worth a drive and visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Just driving through Alabama Hills can give you a good sense of the strange beauty of this area. For a paved road tour, take Whitney Portal road west out of Lone Pine and turn left onto Tuttle Creek Road. For the gravel road experience, go further west and turn right onto Movie Rd. I definitely recommend the 20 minute Mobius... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I always love to visit the Owens Valley (eastern face of the Sierras - on US 395) and usually head for the Alabama Hills when in Lone Pine (right after catching a snack at the Mt. Whitney Restaurant on Main Street) This is where many Westerns were shot (you can see photos of many of the stars in the restaurant)... More 

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Tustin, Calif
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

What great rock formations and cool views. They have filmed movies here for years. (Go to the Film Museum to find out more.) Bring a camera and GET OUT to walk around and climb on some big rocks. (Careful with the kids please!) (But you can drive from place to place.)

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I didn't know about this place but had an hour or two to kill having just driven across from Death Valley. A ranger said there was a place up the road 'where lots of movies had been shot around a bunch of rocks'. I was intrigued and headed to Lone Pine. When I got up to the hills and saw... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Hard to believe places like this still exist, but they do and this one is particularly beautiful. I didn't know it, but many movies have been filmed there. Definitely worth a trip and I hope to make it back there soon.

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Santa Maria, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It such a pretty place. I do really recognize so much of it from films. It also has me wanting to see more filmed in the area.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Breath taking and worth a drive. Most is dirt road, but very close to town. The rock formations cannot be expressed, it's a must see

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Address: Address: Lone Pine, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Lone Pine

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