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Hollywood and the Dunes Hike at Oso Flaco Lake

Learn what Hollywood has to do with Santa Maria Valley’s Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex during an hour-and-a-half walk through the dunes at Oso Flaco Lake on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Organized by The Dunes Center, this event explores the history of filmmaking in the local dunes. It particularly focuses on Cecil B. DeMille’s masterpiece, The Ten Commandments (1923) and the subsequent “Egyptian” artifacts left behind in the sand. Fellow hikers and film fans will have the chance to share and interact. A $5 donation is appreciated. Meet at the lake parking lot (hikers are exempt from the $5 parking fee) at the end of Oso Flaco Lake Road.


Join us for a walk through the dunes at Oso Flaco Lake as we explore the cinematic history of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex.  Many would agree that one of the most celebrated films is Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, a famous Hollywood epic whose artifacts from its “Lost City” has become a popular exhibit at the Dunes Center. Come enjoy a day at the dunes celebrating rich history with fellow hikers and film buffs.

Meet at the parking lot (hikers are exempt from $5 parking fee) at the end of Oso Flaco Lake Rd. Take a right turn from Highway 1, about 10 miles south of Pismo.

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