Tour Park City
This mountain community is home to three world class ski resorts and hosted
several alpine venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The historic district is a
bustling year-round draw for vacationers.
Bakersfield Museum of Art
PO Box 1911, Bakersfield, CA 93303; (661) 323-7219;
Three galleries showcase a wide range of international artists as well as rising local talent.
Art education classes available.
Buena Vista Natural History Museum
2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301; (661) 324-6350;
Millions of year ago this area was an ocean bay. Some of the sendiment has been eroded and exposed in a nearby
area called Sharktooth Hill. This bonebed covers over 110 square miles, but much of it is still deep underground.
Rabobank Arena - Downtown Bakersfield
Theater and Convention Center
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Spotlight Theatre & Cafe - Downtown Bakersfield
Spotlight Theater and Cafe has been honored by frequently by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce
as the Outstanding Arts Group of the region. Home to Major League Improv and the Bakersfield Blues Preservation Society.
Bakersfield Peach Tree Ranch
26500 Stockday Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93312;
Greenhorn Mountain Park
SR-155, Bakersfield, CA (661) 861-2365;
Golden West Casino
1001 S. Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA; (661) 324-6936;
Tour Kern County Museum
Kern County Museum
3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301; (661) 852-5000;
16 acre complex with 56 buildings that depict Kern County life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The museum serves the people of Kern County by providing its citizens a deeper understanding and appreciation of their past,
providing school audiences with a powerful educational laboratory for experimental learning, and providing visitors to the area a better appreciation of the
importance of the region in shaping California and the West. Kern County was established in 1866 and its original county seat was in the pioneer town of Havilah.
Black Gold: The Oil Experience - Special $4 million interactive exhibits showcases the vital
role oil plays in our society and in the local economy. The "Oilwell Supply Store" includes displays of important
equipment and tools.
- Adobe House - was built to resemble a typical adobe dwelling found in the Bakersfield area in the late 1800s to early 1900s.
- Barnes Log Cabin -
- Beale Memorial Clock Tower - sixty-four foot structure of Moorish design, was a gift to the city of Bakersfield from Truxtun Beale, dedicated in 1904.
- Early Hospital - This one-story structure is a replica of Kern's first county hospital in Bakersfield. This building was for a short time the home of Judge George Fluornoy.
- Havilah Jail & Courthouse - Built in 1866/67.
- Howell House - This historic mansion - characterized by its high ceilings, double doors, stained glass windows and wide hospitable porches - stood for more than 77 years in downtown Bakersfield
- Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center has hands-on exhibits for children.
- Norris School - was built in 1882 near Rosedale on land donated by Bob Norris, a local farmer.
- Oil Derrick - Sample equipment from Bakersfield oil boom that started in 1899.
- Photographer's Studio - contains a wealth of turn-of-the-century photographic materials.
- Santa Fe Caboose - This ATSF No. 1323 caboose was the living quarters for a freight train crew while the train was in service, built in 1923.
- St. John's Episcopal Mission - Built in 1892, this mission is restored to original condition with almost all of its original furnishings. Inside you can look beyond the pews to see the ornamental cross which graced the same altar in Rosedale over a century ago.
- Southern Pacific Locomotive - old Engine No. 2914 was built in 1898.
Tour California Living Museum
California Living Museum [CALM]
14000 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654; (661) 872-2256;
California's Premier Native Zoo and Garden - Founded in 1980 and opened to the public in 1983, CALM displays and interprets native animals,
plants, specimens, and artifacts to teach a respect for all living things through education, recreation, conservation, and research.
Zoological and biological exhibits cover California wildlife and plants including mountain lions, desert
tortoise, fox, eagles and reptile house. Summer education programs for children.
- Lightasmic - Winter holiday evening light display with over two million decorative lights.