Pioneertown, is quite a strange place as you think of it as a Ghost Town and yet people still live there. The town started as a live-in Wild West motion picture set, which was built in the 1940’s. It was designed this ways so actors had a place to live their homes and other buildings were used in the movies. A number of movies such as the Cisco Kid, were filmed here.
As we strolled down Mane Street (no, not a typo), it was totally deserted, and yet we couldn’t help but feel like we were being watched!
It had all mod cons, including restrooms!!
There is the Sheriffs office.
And also a post office, which seems to be a real, working post office!
Some of the items in the gardens are a little strange, this one looks a bit like a replica of Tombstone and the one below is full of desks and old typewriters!
Apparently Gene Autry frequently taped his show at the six-lane Pioneer Bowl bowling alley. According to the Morongo Basin Historical Society, the bowling alley is one of the oldest in continuous use in California (source: Wikepedia).
If you choose to stay a little longer, it does have its own motel too!
It might be a little odd, but we are happy to have a stroll around anywhere as long as the sun is shining!