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  • Richard S
    Angmering, UK510 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went with friends from Bakersfield who are members of this 'working' museum. It is a real gem that tells the story of the history of Bakersfield. We never knew about the Bakersfield sound, being second only to Nashville. The hostory of the railroad, the oil and the people.that built this city.
    Written 23 December 2023
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  • averyfamily3
    U S A478 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So glad we found this place while out driving. A little out of the way but well worth the drive! Clean and well kept. They truly care for their critters! They actually took some off display because of the heat. We will be back.
    Written 17 August 2023
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  • averyfamily3
    U S A478 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place for live music, memorabilia, and food! So glad we went here for dinner! The service and staff were fantastic! The live music and food was great! We will be back.
    Written 17 August 2023
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  • Jim
    55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good selection of jams, jellies, honey, BBQ sauce. Most of the BBQ sauce was somewhat spicy, however - chipotle, for example. Some vegetables, although I would think the selection varies with the season. Some very good candy. Very helpful employees.
    Written 22 March 2020
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  • Maria P
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the oldest here in town and one of the small intimate place to see good show and old movies , it is nice to have historical building like place
    Written 30 December 2021
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  • Julieinaz
    Tucson, AZ10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beauty of the trees and rivers will
    Almost steal your heart, but there is trash on the ground everywhere, and the trash bins are overflowing.
    Written 7 July 2020
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  • Ashley G
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My seven year old had a great time here. It’s small, but packed with great artifacts and learning opportunities about dinosaurs, sharks, native Americans, and rocks and minerals.
    Written 6 November 2021
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  • carrot_fixer
    Bakersfield, CA300 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Built for hockey, but a nice place for a concert. My wife is 4'10" so floor seats don't work for her, but since it was built for hockey, it is great for a concert. Even if someone stands in front of you, you can still see
    Written 7 May 2019
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  • Armando S
    Bakersfield, CA127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent venue for the Spears Southwest Tour. Great view of the track, no matter where to pick. RV Parking available to watch also available. Modern clean easy to get to, right off I-5, 20/30 minutes southwest of Bakersfield. Food and beverage choices excellent.
    Written 21 March 2021
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  • Backpacker
    San Luis Obispo, CA1,093 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I camped here for 2 nights over the past weekend. I LOVED it! The trails are awesome! Great scenery, especially since the hills are so green right now after the recent storms. Saw some coyotes loping in a field and heard their calls every night. As a camper, it's nice that they lock the gates. It means that inconsiderate campers can't come in late at night and make all this noise. This place is really a treasure! So much solitude on the trails and a great place for wild animals! Thanks so much Wildlands Conservancy!
    Written 15 February 2023
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  • Ellen M
    Orange County, CA23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is quite small. Discounted admission for students and seniors, but NOT free for under 18. We visited on a Wednesday morning, few other museums in the area were not open on Wednesdays so not much choice. There are two big antique stores across the street and nice creek side walking path with a park and a playground. There was plenty of free parking. The sculpture garden has a separate entrance and seems to have free entry. As far as the museum exhibits go, like I said, there is not a lot. But what they have was very nice modern art. We loved it, even my teenager had good time. We spent about an hour there. Not much of a gift shop, no café.
    Written 9 April 2023
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  • Brian R
    Bakersfield, CA196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Other than the hot summers and lack of rain, this is a great place to live and raise a family. The cost of living is low for cali and the town is rather conservative, with ag and oilfield jobs.
    Written 7 November 2022
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