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Alabama Hills

Lone Pine, CA
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Lone Pine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Description: 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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Sacramento, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you like geology and quiet, this is the place. I love the colors of the area. There are a couple of small arches, and one of them nicely frames Mt. Whitney.

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San Diego
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A bit tricky, following the route through the Hills. . .worth the effort. It's quite stunning and there is a great hike to the Mobius Arch.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Whether you realize it or not, you have more than likely seen the Alabama Hills before: in a car commercial, movie, or television show. Hundreds of Westerns were filmed here back in the day, and these hills are still used on occasion for movies and commercials. Fun to walk through if you like the outdoors, just make sure to bring... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Over 100 films were made in and around the Alabama Hills, near Lone Pine, Ca. Starting as far back as the early 1900's, the fabulous mountain scenery, actuallouoy the Eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, provided the backdrop for many movies about the West, and even about India. Classics like Gunga Din and Lives of a Bengal Lancer... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We passed on breakfast in our dingy motel and came here instead - great choice! Had a lovely breakfast - fast and delicious!

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a great scenic drive among some neat looking rock formations, especially on the motorcycle. Lots of Western movie buff history here too.

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Thoiry, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had driven by this area many times when I did a lot of mountain climbing in the Sierras since it is on the road to Whitney Portal. However, I never stopped and explored until this trip. Our group of 5 had 3 photography enthusiasts so they were thrilled by the unusual and sometime wild rock formations. We took a... More

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Dana Point, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We love exploring in the Alabama Hills. Driving down the fun dirt roads, scrambling on the boulders, taking in the view of Mt. Whitney and the eastern Sierra. Makes for a fun family outing!

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Solvang, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My dad & I did the road loop car trip around the Alabama Hills to look at the amazing rock formations. We also took a quick detour and went up to the portal. Great views from the portal.

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Los Angeles, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Spend an hour or all day exploring rock formations so unique they’ve been used in famous movie sets for over 70 years. Enjoy breathtaking scenery enroute to a hiking trailhead that goes to the top of 14,495-ft. Mount Whitney

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