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Old Trapper's Lodge

Los Angeles Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka, Los Angeles, CA (South San Fernando Valley)
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Ranked #167 of 390 Attractions in Los Angeles
Description: This motel was created by John Ehn to represent his vision of the wild west, warning, not politically correct.
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I was so pleased to find these statues and fake grave markers. In a little corner beside the road into Pierce College. I had read that there was an unknown group who looked after this quaint piece of history. Clearly they have lost interest, which is really sad. One lady has lost an arm, and everything needs more than just... More

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I grew up just down the street from the Old Trapper's Lodge, which was a solid piece of Americana along San Fernando Road in Burbank, then Highway 99. Unfortunately the site was right next to a runway for Burbank Airport, which tore down the log cabin motel in the 1980s for a storage facility. They did rescue many large wood... More

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Washington DC
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2007

Old Trapper John's Lodge is the California State Registered Landmark #939, Twentieth Century Folk Art Environment. It's a collection of rustic statues and hilarious "tombstones" from a place the sculptor created, named Boot Hill, an old western town in the late 1800's. This is a not-to-be-missed attraction, one that even the locals don't know about. I used aerial maps to... More

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