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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

BBQ Restaurant
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“Great food, awesome vibe. Sit outside and get a free concert. Gets very crowded on the weekends.”
  • 435 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“In 1946 Pioneer town was founded by a group of Hollywood investors, including actors Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. They dreamed of creating an Old West set that was actually a town worth visiting, with 1880's-style false-front facades but interiors that had stuff for visitors to see and do too. More than 50 films and television shows were filmed here in the 1940s and '50s. While location shooting and business here have dwindled, the true desert find can be found at Pappy & Harriets. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Don't miss this beautifully curated Pioneertown shop - great selection of some classic desert-ware including vintage t-shirts, denim, locally made leather accessories and more.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“i love the handmade mugs featuring a hand painted joshua tree as gifts! perfect momento of your desert trip.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“Fun place to visit. See old western movie sets and experience staged shoot-outs on the weekends.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Locally crafted pottery and ceramics. Beautiful for yourself of as the perfect desert gift. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“an old Wild West movie set built in the 1940s that now houses local artist studios, galleries, and more”
  • 2 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Vintage replica western town. You really have to go. Walk down the road farthest from Pappy & Harriets to check out the "trash gardens".”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Fun local restaurant and bar with world class live music. sits adjacent to an old west ghost town that was used for filming westerns starting in the '50s”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“$10 per person / $10 per horse. Surround yourself with views of the mountains and Joshua trees and set up camp here. Visitors can barbecue, ride the trails and simply enjoy nature. Twenty corrals are available, and there are areas for tent and RV camping. Make sure to bring your own briquettes and no charge for bringing Fido.”
  • 1 local recommends