Pioneertown

In the 1940s, Hollywood investors including Roy Rogers and Gene Autry recreated an 1870s frontier town in the high desert that would be used as a set for dozens of movies in the '40s and '50s. Now it's a tourist attraction, complete with reenactments on the occasional weekend. From a tavern to a stagecoach to a general store and a cemetery, it has everything you could want in a fake ghost town. Plus, it has one of the best live music venues around—Pappy + Harriet's Pioneertown Palace—as well as the Pioneertown Motel, which has just a handful of rooms available.

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