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Good day adventure from Palm Springs

We ventured up to Pioneertown with another couple (took less than 90 min. from Palm Desert) on a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Julie D

Cute little spot to check out while staying at the hotel. We took fun pictures and loved the feel... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
Angela H
Agoura Hills, California
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53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown, CA 92268
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ventured up to Pioneertown with another couple (took less than 90 min. from Palm Desert) on a Friday. There are a few interesting shops to stop in. Being a Friday and not the weekend, not everything was open but there was an artist's shop,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The two or three gift shops only open when the restaurant is open, which is 5:00 pm on Mondays, 11:30 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Everything is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We, unfortunately, went early on a Monday afternoon. There was a pottery shop,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shops are legit, and the scenery is fantastical, what more could you want? I highly recommend soliciting the businesses along the little strip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jemmerson14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my goodness I am obsessed with Pioneertown! I loved it so much I had to visit twice. What an incredible little gem to stumble upon. I stumbled upon it late in the day, when absolutely nothing was open and no other people were around....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tashvsworld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In fairness, we visited on a Wednesday in late December, when virtually everything was closed. Even the vaunted restaurant was not open. I expected there to be some photo opportunities, but was disappointed. Maybe younger children would get more out of this.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

It was ok. We were there on a weekday so there was no show. The general store was noy what i expected. It was old clothes.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Stayed at the hotel when we visited.The old film set is worth an hour to explore and if you are interested in equestrianism there is an amazing saddle makers shop to enjoy.Whether its worth coming just to see the film set is debatable but combine...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Cute little spot to check out while staying at the hotel. We took fun pictures and loved the feel of the old town!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Angela H
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure what we were expecting from this replica of an old West town, but we were disappointed. There really isn’t anything here but some old buildings without a lot of character. The shops that inhabited these buildings had very few wares to offer....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Keeper40
Reviewed November 17, 2018

its especially fun on the weekends, a cattle drive, a gun fight, all fun stuff along with a number of very nice hand made crafts including one store that makes the finest saddles you'll ever see, its a great outing, a ride up the mountain...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joanne D
October 19, 2018|
Response from Tim D D | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know what times the gun fights are sorry
Joanne D
October 19, 2018|
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Response from Kenneth L | Reviewed this property |
You would have to contact Pioneer Town directly for activity schedules.
February 20, 2018|
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Response from kenkA7737HL | Reviewed this property |
No the admission and parking are free but theres is really cool little shops so bring some cash also quarters if you want to feed the chickens😉
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Driving round California (7 Replies)
Hello campers! I am going to fly to LAX on 20 August and staying in CA until 30th. Towards the end of the trip I'll be at the Campout festival in Pioneertown from 27-29 August. I am hoping to pick up a relatively cheap camper/RV (2 person) from LAX (but most seem to be from around Inglewood area) and spend the rest of the time taking in Yosemite, Sequoia, Mojave, Joshua Tree etc. Any recommendations for vehicles/routes/camping? Thanks!
July 23, 2015|
Response fromJohn259259|
So you'll have about six days to do a trip from Los Angeles to Pioneertown? If you don't want to see any cities at all then you could just about make it up the scenic coastal highway to Monterey, then inland to Yosemite and back south to Pioneertown. You'd see plenty of the best scenery in California, and some small towns. But as soon as you start to add time in cities your options are very limited. You might like to experiment with routes in Google Maps, adding about 10% to their drive...More
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Pioneertown accommodation (5 Replies)
I am potentially going to Pioneertown for a festival at the end of August. In terms of accommodation, would camping, or camper van be an option or are there motels/guest houses etc? Many thanks!
May 04, 2015|
Response fromRedvox2014|
Thanks for your message. Pappy and Harriets is actually where the event is over three days but I don't think that accommodation is included - hence the question. Can you actually stay in P&H itself?
New York
La Jolla to Joshua Tree? (9 Replies)
How bad is the drive from La Jolla to Joshua Tree? I was thinking of driving out to Joshua Tree national Park after a night in La Jolla.. and staying at Pioneertown. Is this a long trip? Is it worth it? Any other suggestions? I am 32 years old and from NYC- I will be traveling with a friend-- Only in this Calfornia area for about 3 days....
August 25, 2007|
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Why do you want to go there? And stay in Pioneertown of all places? It's a long drive- 3 hours in traffic.