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Welcome to the Museum of Western Film History

Explore, the museum's extensive collection of real movie costumes, movie cars, props, posters, and other memorabilia. This collection tells the story of filming in the area in and around Lone Pine from the early days of the Round Up to the modern blockbusters of today such as Iron Man. While you're here, don't forget to make the short trip up Whitney Portal Road and take the Self-Guided Tour of Movie Road and get a first hand look at real shooting locations of a great many motion pictures filmed in the beautiful Alabama Hills

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Best Western Frontier
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Boulder Creek RV
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Comfort Inn

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Our Independent Motels in Lone Pine are conveniently located on Highway 395 and provide excellent
access for tourist as well as an opportune location for Film Festival Guests
during the October Film Festival.

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Lone Pine Budge Inn (760) - 760-5655

Mount Whitney Motel (760) 876-4207

The Portal Motel(760)  876-5930

The Trails Motel (760) 876-5555

Timberline Motel (760) 876-4555


Adventurous Options

De_La_Cour Hostel

De La Cour Ranch

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Whitney Portal Hostel

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Boulder Creek - 760-876-4243
Sierra View Mobile Home & RV Park - 760-876-4203
Diaz Lake Campground - 760-876-5656
Foothill Campground - 760-876-4120
Poratgee Joe Campground - 760-876-5656
Sierra View Campground - 760-876-4203

Motels in Olancha, CA (23 Miles South of Lone Pine)

Ranch Motel
2501 S. Hwy. 395 
Olancha, CA. 93549

Rustic Oasis Motel
2055 S. Hwy. 395
Olancha, CA 93549

Olancha RV & Mobile Home Park
1075 S. Hwy. 395
 Olancha, CA 93549 

Motels in Independence, CA (15 Miles North of Lone Pine)

Independence Courthouse Motel
157 N. Edwards
Independence, CA 93526

Mt. Williamson Motel
515 S. Edwards
Independence, CA 93526

Ray’s Den Motel
402 N. Edwards
Independence, CA 93526

Independence Inn
P O Box 8
440 S. Edwards St.
Independence, CA 93526

Big Pine

Bristlecone Motel - 760-263-3927
Big Pine Motel - 760-938-2282
Big Pine Resort Cottages - 760-938-292

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Chambers of Commerce

Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce
Bishop Chamber of Commerce
Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce
Independence Chamber of Commerce
Death Valley Chamber of Commerce
Lee Vining Chamber of Commerce
Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce
Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce

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Lone Pine in the Movies

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With over 400 Movies filmed in The Alabama Hills visitors come from all over the World to see "Then & Now" and "Stand in" for their favorite actors.  See the many still shots from our archives in search of your favorite movie scene in Lone Pine.

Made in Lone Pine...

Search here to see if one of your favorite Movies is one of the over 400 movies Made in Lone Pine!

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Contact Info

The Museum of Western Film History
701 S. Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545

Welcome to the Western Museum of Film History!

Make sure to register or become a member to enjoy all the museum has to offer.