The Lone Pine Film Festival's "On Location” tours have allowed thousands of visitors over the years to step back in time and see the dramatic locations from movies featuring legendary actors, directed by many of Hollywood's top directors. These cinematic locations have allowed thousands to stand in the same place that Roy, Gene, Hoppy, The Lone Ranger and John Wayne stood. Many of the locations carry memorable names derived from scenes from movies filmed there; the Hoppy Rock, Lone Ranger Canyon and the Gene Autry Rock to name a few. The location tours were the original idea of Founders Dave Holland and Kerry Powell.
The Museum is in final negotiations with the Bureau of Land Managment (BLM) providing the Museum a general permit to schedule and coordinate Alabama Hills tours throughout the year for visiting groups. These Alabama Hills tours are subject to local tour guide availability. Private tours of the museum( subject to staff availability) can be scheduled by calling the front desk @. 760-876-9909.
For those visitors who like to “do-it-yourself” there is also a fine Self Guided Tour to Locations booklet created through a partnership with the BLM, Lone Pine Film History Museum, and the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce. The booklet contains pictures, a map and a short narration about each site and the movie that filmed there. It is available for $2 to cover reproduction costs.
Lone Pine's 26th Film Festival, which will be held this year October 9 - 11, provides a range of 10 -12 tours to famous Movie Locations. This year's Festival website is in the process of being updated and should be complete by late June. Click here for Festival Website.