Zoey Goto | Journalist & Feature Writer

Pioneertown

A couple of weeks ago we spent the night in Pioneertown – a former Western movie set founded by Roy Rogers and Gene Autry back in the ‘40s. Filming has since ceased, but the frontier style town has found a new lease of life as a photogenic tourist attraction, complete with the hip Pioneertown Motel (http://www.pioneertown-motel.com) and the family-friendly Pappy & Harriet’s restaurant and live music venue (www.pappyandharriets.com). The girls loved playing cowgirls on Mane Street, then dancing the night away to the country band after dinner, before heading back to rest their weary heads at the Pioneertown Motel.