2hr from L.A.
Okay, so this technically was never a real town. Built as a Western movie set in the 1940s, the buildings were designed to provide a place for the actors to live and socialize while on location for shoots. Founded in part by actors Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, the town consisted of structures with 1880s facades on the outside, and modern-day attractions behind, including an ice cream parlor, a bowling alley and motels for actors and friends. More than 50 movies and television shows were filmed there.
Pappy & Harriet’s, a longtime local club (and built as part of one of Pioneertown’s original sets), sits on the edge of town, still serving burgers and hosting world-renowned musicians on their outdoor stage.