Museum of Western Film History, Lone Pine

The Lone Pine Film History Museum celebrates and preserves the diverse movie history of Lone Pine, Death Valley and the Eastern Sierras. The private institution has over 10,000 square feet of exhibits, an eighty-five seat movie theater and gift shop that focuses on keeping alive the cultural heritage of America’s cinematic history through film programs, artifacts preservation and exhibits and events including two film festivals.

Exhibits at the museum reflect the museum’s extensive collections and include: early silent films, post war films, “eastern,” science fiction such as Tremors and Iron Man and the many cowboy heroes who worked locally including John Wayne, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.

All of this was made possible by a generous gift from Beverly and Jim Rogers of Intermountain West Communications Company. Many items from Mr. Rogers’s personal collection are on display in the museum including the cars from Trail to San Antone and High Sierra. Other film treasures on exhibit include hats and guns of many western stars, costumes from The Shootist, and Errol Flynn’s coat from Kim. Also on exhibit are several silver saddles from Mr. Rogers, including Bolin and Jeff Flowers. The Museum is always looking for gifts of western movies artifacts and posters as well as items available for purchase.
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  • During our 2 week USA road trip we stopped at The Museum of Western History in Lone Pine and absolutely loved it! We were greeted and asked for their recommended $5 per person donation which is so rea...  more »
  • Hubby grew up watching old westerns & continues to. If you enjoy old movies, plan to spend at least 1/2 day there. The tour starts with a short video on the history of the area & movies filmed. The co...  more »
  • Super cool place. We watched the film and then took the tour. How they can fit so much stuff into one little museum is amazing. Great layout, great info and just a fun way to spend an hour or two. Sup...  more »
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  • Great place to learn about the westerm movie industry, what movies were filmed there in Lone Pine/Alabama Hills and what impact it had on the development of the town Lone Pine back in the day...quite interesting! I If you have a free hour+, I would highly recommend...you won't be disappointed especially if you love Western Movies!!!
  • Cool place with lost of movie history. Always drove past this so finally decided to check it out. Its a donation museum so give them a good donation for keeping a great place for a history lesson that is in the area.
  • Don't just drive by this fantastic museum. Stop, meet the wonderful staff and prepare to be surprised at the plethora of films created in the Sierra's backyard. Excellent place to stretch your legs and learn something new!
  • A rare find out in the desert. Very good staff. Very knowledgeable about the film industry.
  • Great Western Movie Memorabilia Collection. Good Movie History Info.
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