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Museum of Western Film History

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A nice display of memorabilia from movies made here 1920's to present

Be sure to watch the video presentation, then meander through the memorabilia on display. Allow 1... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mountainoutin
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Irvine, California
Hollywood’s REAL Back Lot

No CGI here. No soundstage or sets needed here. This is the real deal. This IS the Wild West! I was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
backpacker31
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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The Museum of Western Film History is America’s leading institution of Western Film history that pays tribute to the legendary heroes and heroines of America’s West. Founded in 2006 the museum, located in Lone Pine, Ca, collects, preserves and...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Be sure to watch the video presentation, then meander through the memorabilia on display. Allow 1 hour. Guided tours of some of the filming locations can be arranged, and are well worth the cost if you are a movie fan.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mountainoutin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No CGI here. No soundstage or sets needed here. This is the real deal. This IS the Wild West! I was amazed (and surprised) to find out how many Western films were made in this small corner of California. The memorabilia housed inside this museum...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An awesome knowledge bomb for Western Film aficionados who can learn about their favorite films at the museum and then experience the actual locations where they were filmed by taking the self guided driving tour of the Alabama Hills located directly to the west. Definitely...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Taidomi
Reviewed March 5, 2019

What a great place to visit! The museum displays a vast collection of western movie memorabilia and the proprietor is very knowledgeable on the subject. It's a gem of a museum located off the beaten path and I highly recommend that you stop here first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sherry M
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

For both Americans who saw the old westerns as kids as well as for younger generations and foreigners, this is a truly great museum to get acquainted with the beginnings of ‘cowboy’ movies (although in recent years sci-fi movies have also been shot here). There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

I just love the history within related to the area that included film and television. It is a good few hours of learning. Recommended mostly for us older folks who would remember the movies and shows. Ample parking. RV parking nearby.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vegasrugbyref
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This is a place where there is a lot of information and posters of the different films and TV series -- mainly Westerns -- that have been filmed in the area. Great posters.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anabel-2013
Reviewed January 6, 2019

On our way back from an October 2018 vacation in Utah and New Mexico, we stopped off at this western museum. We spent a couple of hours in the Museum of Western Film History. It was very interesting and we're glad we made time to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ElBrocko2016
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This museum was so interesting and could have led to a lot more exploration around Lone PIne if we had more time. It was amazing to find out about all the movies that were filmed in the area and the real life sites that you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Not to be missed if you have any lingering affection for the bad old days of cowboys and Indians. Here, you can watch a riveting movie about the making of cowboy movies, see the icons (Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans...) through photos, clothing, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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