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Alabama Hills

Lone Pine, CA
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Ranked #1 of 6 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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Reno
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I have been driving by the Alabama Hills for at least 10 years without knowing it was here. How exciting to see the hills just a few minutes off of Hwy 395, providing a beautiful natural rest stop when driving on Hwy 395. Spent more than two hours here, so if you are on a time schedule - might not... More

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The Alabama Hills have so much history both geologically and as part of the Film Industry. Awesome, beautiful and also humbling in their grandeur. Great place to visit and contemplate.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great place to hike and see fantastic rock formations. While you're hiking, look up and see the beautiful mountains. Lone Pine Peak and Mt. Whitney is an awesome backdrop. The Alabama Hills and Mt. Whitney have been the location for hundreds of movies. Old and new (Tremors, Ironman). Worth the stop. Go in October when it's cooler and the colors... More

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Agree with Candice 2205 you need a guide! We drove around out there for a while by ourselves and felt like we were going to get lost and left. Great rock formations, but after a while it all began to look alike. Time spent in the museum was much better. The museum is a must see if in Lone Pine.... More

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Fort Bragg, California
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We also went to the movie museum in Lone Pine before starting our adventure here. We are fans of old cowboy movies but we are even BIGGER fans of super cool rock formations!! Our guide/pamphlet was somewhat helpful but we soon lost interest and were much more enjoying the uniqueness of the stark landscape. I had seen photos of the... More

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The rock formations are wonderful, we started to follow our local guide quite well, but soon had problems, partly because we were doing the tour later in the day and there were people trying to get home at speeds much higher than ours! In the end we took a detour as we thought down a narrow winding road through some... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited the museum in lone pine in September as a couple and my wife bought a map with direction to this location. We spent an hour or so driving along movie road and looked at various sites along the road. Even if you don't know the films the views are stunning. Didn't go out trekking but loved it could... More

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San Diego, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been here several times but have always taken the dirt "movie road". This time we got a map from the Best Western and took the road to the South in Alabama Hills and it was better yet! It was blacktop and takes you right in among the hills.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nothing like this scenery in the UK so wow! Beautiful view to breakfast by. Took a trek to the hills and had my Tony Stark moment.

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Nevada
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7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Unique geographic area. Fun camping, just watch for rattlesnakes! Good off roading and views. Nice hikes including views of Mt Whitney. A wonderful place to do photography.

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