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Kern County Museum, Bakersfield

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  • Was expecting to find a typical type of museum with interior displays so was really happy to see the unique layout for this museum. There were some interior displays showing local history, but the bul...  more »
  • We stopped in Bakersfield on the way from Yosemite to Death Valley. We knew nothing about the area, but we learned a lot about it from the Kern County Museum. It was a small but excellent museum that ...  more »
  • Small, local museums rarely have big budgets, so I find the best way to enjoy them is to relax and find a few tidbits to savor. Here I found myself fascinated by the equipment used to drill oil wells ...  more »
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  • What a unique museum with well maintained grounds! Pretty cool that it is outdoors and surrounded by beautiful trees. I love this place and I will be returning to see Merle Haggard's boxcar. Bakersfield has a special place in my heart and I highly recommend this museum to anyone who enjoys history.
  • Love bringing my family here. Kids enjoy learning about the past. Beautiful restored historical homes, huge trees covering picnic areas to enjoy your lunches, and the Lori Brock exploration museum for the little ones. I encourage the locals to purchase a membership pass so you can visit all year long for that one time members fee. It also covers the entrance fee to Buena Vista museum downtown and a discount on tickets for the Calm Zoo.
  • This place is awesome! Love the way that have it set up.
  • “You MUST visit this museum!” This turned out to be such fun and a good place for all ages! The Pioneer Village with all the houses and buildings was well done!
  • I liked walking around and learning about all the different peoples that came to found Bakersfield. But, some of the plaques were too faded to read, and it would have been better if they had a guided tour. A really cool blend of older and modern buildings and unfortunately I did not get to see their new oil show. I would be willing to go back...gift shop was pretty cool, but card machines were not working so we could not buy anything. Was kinda limited though.