COVID19 safety precautions and health mandates:

As of Dec 6, 2020, The museum is now to re-closed to the public. The current closure is in compliance with Inyo County Health Department and CA State guidelines during a surging COVID19 pandemic in California. This order is currently issued for 3 weeks, extending through the end of December 2020.

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 shot.

The entire area is known as the Gateway to the Sierra.  Our comprehensive guide to the area lets you choose communities and activities to find everything from lodging and camping sites, to golf and rockclimbing. Go to the Gateway page to search. If you are plannning a long distance hike requiring vehicle parking for multiple nights, the museum has a limited number of extended parking spots available. Paid parking permits are required to leave your vehicle in our lot overnight ($5/night or $25/week). Vehicles parked in our lot overnight without a paid permit may be towed at the vehicle owner's expense. Please click here for more information.

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

Alabama Hills (BLM)

     Mobius Arch 

     Lone Ranger Canyon

Iron Man Movie Location

Whitney Portal

Motor Touring in the Eastern Sierra



Mt. Whitney Golf Course

Owens Lake (Bird Festival)

Inyo County Campground

Backroad Tours in the Eastern Sierra



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