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Everybody should take a look at this museum. These people really know what they are doing. Take a... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Bakersfield, California
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Very much worth a visit. It is all volunteer staffed. And each staff member takes great pride in... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Leslie F
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1168 Wood St, Taft, CA 93268-4336
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Everybody should take a look at this museum. These people really know what they are doing. Take a whole day to look around. Many things to look at.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Very much worth a visit. It is all volunteer staffed. And each staff member takes great pride in their work and the preservation of the history of the area

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

this is the place to go when you want to learn a little bit about the local history of Taft oilfields; great memorabilia, pictures and interesting history

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The tours are amazing make sure and get one, the lady's know their stuff and will blow away what you think you know about oil and how crucial it is in everything in our homes.

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

We only had about a half hour so we had to rush through this large, mostly outdoor, museum. The biggest exhibit is a reconstructed wooden oil Derrick over 100 feet tall. There is a smaller modern drilling rig and several pumpers. Equipment and vehicles fill...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Drive out to Taft and you'll find a huge oil field. A surprise for us. Then we found this place which is quite interesting. Love old contraptions!

Thank sndovale
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Unfortunately could only make a quick stop here as it was literally closing in 15 minutes. In the short time we saw enough to know we want to stop back again if we are in the area. Great artifacts from the history of California's oil...More

Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Many folks have no clue about all the oil, petrochemical and industry in this part of California. Great opportunity for folks of all ages to learn more about The Golden State

Thank juliethegardener
Reviewed 27 March 2016

An interesting part of California history. The museum is quaint and well put together.I was interested in this museum as my grandfather worked in the oil fields in the early 1900's. My mother was born in Taft in 1917. We were greeted by one of...More

Thank bellakt
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Taft is an oil town, and that history is a significant part of the story related in this large, sprawling museum, hosted by friendly, helpful and informative ladies. I really enjoyed my tour, and could have spent twice the time there. I went on Sunday,...More

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