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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 hidden treasure in Lone Pine

We spent the day looking around the area. After visiting the movie museum and discovering the history of the Alabama hills we went to see them with camera gear loaded. This is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Reno
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We spent the day looking around the area. After visiting the movie museum and discovering the history of the Alabama hills we went to see them with camera gear loaded. This is a must see if you have any love for western movies and tv shows. From Tom Mix to John Wayne they have filed there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The combination of desert granite of the Alabama Hills with the immediate views of the High Sierra peaks is just awe-inspiring.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having grown up with The Lone Ranger and Tonto it was great to see where they filmed a lot of the scenes took me back to the 60's Drive out on Movie road.

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love camping and exploring here! The views of the Sierra Nevada mountains are amazing. It's great for a backpacker, like myself, to be only a couple miles from the Sierra's and yet be able to camp in the desert! Awesome! To my fellow campers: PLEASE bury your feces and throw away your toilet paper!! Do NOT throw it on... More 

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Orange, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wander through the old cowboy movie locations and see bunchs of rock formations that you will recognize from old movies. Truly cool for the older folks (like me)

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Seattle
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a place we want to go back to with our RV. Great views of Mt Whitney with wonderful rock shapes in the foreground. The area has been the set for numerous movies over the past 100 years.

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west hills, ca
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316 reviews 316 reviews
103 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very scenic area to drive through. A great site for photography. Disneyesque in places, get a map in nearby Lone Pine.

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Campbell, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have visited the Alabama Hills many times and every time we love this place! The best time is the early morning, watching the sun rise on Mt. Whitney. What a sight! Also, there are many places to explore among all those crazy boulders. Even if you just stay in your car, it's worth a visit to this unique and... More 

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El Cajon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

great view of mountains, it was amazing to see the wonderful view from a high place, really amaze of all the movies that had been film there.

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Carlsbad, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

In the movies! Check out the film museum and then take the road to the Alabama Hills to recognise the location for countless westerns and even Iron Man! Really interesting rock formations within easy reach of the 395.

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