In the middle of the Mohave desert in Southern California, just above Palm Springs and close to Joshua Tree, is a real Wild West town come to life just waiting for you to step onto its dusty roads and transport yourself into the past.
This is Pioneertown, a town that was built as a film set in the 1940s, but unlike other film sets in California, this one was meant to double as a real town, and it's still around today as just that.
The biggest pull of the town, which is pretty small and kind of a tourist attraction in and of itself, is a four-block-long main street playfully called "Mane Street."
The ever-popular Pappy + Harriet's is also located in Pioneertown and is a haven for BBQ, live music, and nightlife, Wild West style.
It's a toss-up as to what's better, their patio ambiance or their BBQ, and the answer is both of them.
There's an old-timey saloon called The Red Dog, which has been around since the town's creation in 1946.
There is one motel in Pioneertown, and only one: The iconic and ultra photogenic Pioneertown Motel, which features 19 guestrooms, a common "Canteen" room, event space, and more.
However, you're sure to find some Airbnbs nearby if they're all booked up.