Read on for the top 10 places to visit in Bakersfield and why. This Californian city offers many attractions, so check it out for your next vacation.
Crystal Palace and Museum
The building has a rich history dating back to 1996, and is now a museum dedicated to country music but also a steakhouse. Furthermore, the museum includes photos and memorabilia of the founder, Buck Owens.
Kern County Museum
The museum provides interactive seasonal and permanent exhibits for children and adults alike. Take the time to explore the artifacts and learn more about Native American life. Kern County Museum also features several railroad exhibits.
California Area Living Museum
The 1983 founded museum is the home to 80 species of animals including monkeys and lions. One of the largest zoos in the state, California Area Living Museum only receives animals that will not survive in the wild.
Murray Family Farms
The farm will offer your kids some hands on experience on working on a farm. Along with that, you have the chance to learn how vegs and fruit are being produced and later sold. The farm is focused on organic produce, and also features a butterfly house for added entertainment.
The theater is a historical place in Bakersfield, and tourists flock to see it ever since its 1930 opening. Fox Theater is the main venue for any kind of artistic performance that takes place in the city. Here you will be able to enjoy ballet, jazz and anything in between.
The Rabobank Arena
Fox theater is not the only concert venue in town. If you are looking for a different location, head over to the Theater & Convention Center. The building was originally built in 1980, but additional changes have been made until recently.
Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
Visit the Arts District for a few hours and you will not be disappointed. The famous Buena Vista Museum is located here, and you will be able to get a view of the museum’s amazing fossil collection.
Kern County Raceway Park
The raceway track was finished just a few years ago in 2013, and is a perfect place to visit if you enjoy sports. The stadium can host up to 5,000 people, from which 21 seats are for VIP guests.
The Gaslight Melodrama Theatre & Music Hall
Maybe you are looking for a family friendly activity, and this theater could be just what you need. You and your kids will get to enjoy the old style dramas that feature villains and heroes. The plays are usually followed by comedic skits and shows, for every guests’ enjoyment.
Kern River Parkway Trail
Are you searching for a park to spend your Sunday morning? The hiking and biking trails in this park offer the ideal setting for a morning run. The park is spread over a 6000 acre area, which gives visitors plenty of space to engage in their favorite outdoor activities. If you enjoy horseback riding, the park also offers this option.