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The museum is located in Lone Pine directly on Highway 395 in the Owens Valley at the southern edge of the Sierra Nevada. From the town of Lone Pine, the drive to the base of Mt. Whitney at the portal (the road ends at the trailhead) is stunning. The Alabama Hills are only a few minutes’ drive from the museum and provide many opportunities to explore. The road to Death Valley is just south of the museum. Allow at least a full day of sightseeing around Death Valley, the drive from Lone Pine to Panamint Springs is roughly an hour, 2 hours to Furnace Creek, and nearly 3 hours to Badwater.

In the immediate area, use our Alabama Hills Self-Guided map to see where specific movies were filmed.  The entire area is known as the Gateway to the Sierra. A comprehensive guide to the area is available at the museum.


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In addition, take a look at some of the area’s other places of interest including:

Historical Locations:
Movie Locations:
Places to stay (Camping/Motels/RV Parks)
RV Parks
Things to do:
Other Information Websites:
Very Cool Things to see

Don’t Crush the Brush

Desert plants keep the soil healthy and provide homes and food for wildlife.

While these plants are specially adapted for their environment, they can be destroyed easily if walked on or run over by a vehicle.

The Bureau of Land Management and the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group care for this area with the goal of preserving the hills in as close as natural state as possible for the enjoyment of future generations.