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Wayne Manor - The home of millionaire Bruce Wayne (Adam West) located 14 miles from Gotham City on the fantasy adventure BATMAN/ABC/1966-68.

Entrance to Wayne Manor - BATMAN
Entrance to Wayne Manor

Residents at Wayne Manor included the family butler Alfred Pennyworth (Alan Napier), Wayne's adopted ward Dick Grayson (Burt Ward) and his aunt Harriet Cooper (Madge Blake). Beneath Wayne Manor was the Batcave, the base of operations for crime fighter Batman (the alias of Bruce Wayne).

Alan Napier as Alfred the Butler - BATMAN

Madge Blake as Aunt Harriet Cooper - BATMAN

Alfred the Butler Aunt Harriet
   
Dick and Bruce activate Batcave Switch

To access the Batcave, Bruce or Dick Grayson (alias 'Robin the Boy Wonder') pushed a button on the bust of Shakespeare in Bruce's Den. This switch opened the secret entrance to the Batcave (sliding bookshelves) which revealed two firehouse poles that descended into the subterranean levels of Wayne Manor.

The Batcave was fully equipped with all sorts of modern crime fighting equipment including the Bat Computer, and the Batmobile, Batman's atomic powered transport. The Batcave was surrounded by Nilanium, a refinable mineral that produced the world's hardest metal.

The Batcave beneath Wayne Manor - BATMAN
The Interior of the Batcave beneath Wayne Manor

The family Butler, Alfred was the only other person to know of the location of the Batcave, although many of Gotham City's worst criminals attempted to discover its whereabouts.

Batman and Robin, the Dynamic Duo - BATMAN
Bruce and Dick as Batman and Robin, "The Dynamic Duo"

The exterior shots for the fictional Wayne Manor were filmed at a real mansion located at 380 S. San Rafael Avenue in Pasadena, California. The interiors were shot on sets in Culver City Studios. The scenes of the Batmobile roaring from the Batcave were shot in Bronson Caverns in the Hollywood Hills. Bronson Caverns (once a rock quarry) is located near the north end of Canyon drive, north of Franklin Avenue, in Griffith Park.

TRIVIA NOTE: The crime drama PROBE/ABC/1988 starred Parker Stevenson as a criminal sleuth ("the greatest scientific mind of the century") who retreated to "The Batcave," an old warehouse where he lived and conducted his scientific research.


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