The stark and lovely terrain surrounding Lone Pine, sandwiched by Sequoia National Park to the west and Death Valley to the east, has served as the backdrop for more than 400 feature films. At the Museum of Western Film History, guests can view memorabilia from movies shot in the nearby wilds: Samson and Delilah, Gunga Din, and Django Unchained to name a few. Old-fashioned cars, pianos, saddles, and original scripts create a rich understanding of “where real West became the reel West,” according to museum officials. Grab a film-set map to embark on a self-guided tour of Movie Road, which twists through the Alabama Hills, a rugged landscape of rock formations backed by the snow-capped Sierra Mountains.
Museum of Western Film History