Pioneertown

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The Other Jim H
San Francisco, CA334 contributions
May 2021
This old movie set repurposed as a quaint motel was interesting, but the room lacked features that I think should be provided given the cost, for example, a table and chair. The room was really too small, but the bathroom was quite large. I felt the space in the bathroom could have been used better.

The WiFi connections were excellent given the location.

It would have been more enjoyable without COVID and fire precautions. The latter prevented building a fire in the large fireplace with chairs around it.

If you are into quaint locations, you'd probably like this place.
Written May 30, 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Feb 2020
We missed the fighting. It was closed.

However, we had time to see all the houses.
We found those:

Film Museum

Lights

Trading Point

Newspaper

General Mercantile

Pottery

Alcohol

Yown Jail

Hotel

Telegraph

Bank

Saddlery

Restroom

Lots of hay
Written December 6, 2020
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845beatriz
Arcadia, CA104 contributions
Jan 2021
This is a fun place to visit if you want to get a taste of living in the old West. It's an old movie set that has remained somewhat authentic. The buildings have been converted into shops that showcase Southwest type products. There is a Museum and shops with plenty to see and scheduled Western show in the center of town.
Written August 20, 2021
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HAV847
USA372 contributions
Mar 2022
Not worth your time. While the vistas surrounding the drive up to Pioneertown were terrific, once there is a disappointment. The sole restaurant/BBQ joint is packed beyond belief and will not accept reservations. Consequently, you've got a ton of people milling around the parking lot, waiting 2+ hours for a table. Not cool!! We opted to leave and got great sandwiches at the local grocery store, and then drove to Joshua Tree National Park instead.
Written March 9, 2022
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djphaneuf
San Diego, CA206 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
I can see how this might have been and could be a fun place to visit but it was pretty boring and not well kept. First thing is that after a long drive you might think there would be a restroom but the few porta potties were associated with businesses that were not open and had been locked to prohibit use. One that I did eventually find was as disgusting as any I have seen and had no paper. Red Dog Saloon was the only place to go. Pappy and Harriet’s was not open until 5 and the workers we talked to were pretty rude and offered no advice. We went back there for dinner at 5:45 and the wait was one hour and 45 min. There were really no dining choices here except it looked like some take out at the Red Dog. Seems I have spent a lot of time writing about porta potties but that might be the most interesting thing to review. Ok place to stretch your legs and walk around. Maybe they do more on weekends.
Written February 22, 2022
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Connie M
Fort Wayne99 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We stopped at Pioneertown on a cold day in February. Just one shop was open. I can see how it would be fun when the place is full of people and the businesses are open, but we made a special drive to see this place and it was a dud.
Written February 15, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Jan 2020
We didn't knew when they would use pistols to attract people.

We arrived too late.

However, all the buildings were intact. We could imagine how the gunners fell and how they used with pistols.

I liked coming at 6 P.M. We were not the only ones.

Everybody enjoyed looking at the wooden buildings. We took our time and imagined that we were in the past. However, if we were in the past, we probably would run away.

They put together several buildings: Film museum,Trading Post, Newspapers, Saloon, Pottery, a hotel. All was made in wood.

Telegraph, bank, saddlery,restroom, hay and feed and wagons.

We walked enjoying the view and the other tourists enjoyed that too.

What a nice walk amidst an old town.

A must see!
Written April 15, 2020
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Mudtrek
Springfield, IL13 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
If you’re in the area, this is a fun little stop. The history of this town is interesting and gives visitors a fun glimpse at what a Wild West town may have looked like. If you’re interested in the history of the place, read online beforehand. There is a little museum when you enter but it was basic. There were a few shops open when we visited but most buildings were closed. We enjoyed the picnic lunch we brought, stretched our legs with a stroll down the street, and our kids bought a few trinkets. Cute stop as an add-on to other local destinations.
Written September 6, 2021
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waynefromcali
Yucaipa, CA3,173 contributions
Jan 2021 • Friends
Pioneertown in scenic Yucca California is a great time and definitely worth a visit!
They have an entire,historical old west mining town with historical buildings galore!They also have some shops,a Pioneertown Bowl,a saloon or two and plenty of free parking! Great for photos and 'IG's! The town of Yucca Valley nearby has tons of food,drink,shopping,dervices and things to see and do so it makes for a grest day for families,couples,teens and seniors!
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Written January 13, 2021
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Jowana L
Viola, DE120 contributions
Oct 2021
It's small and doesn't look like much but has a lot of western history. A lot of movies and music video's have been made here. I wish I was there when they were holding an event but, it is worth stopping in and checking out.
Written November 5, 2021
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