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Top Things to do in Bakersfield

by Guest Author 23 March 2017 12:00

Bakersfield is full of great museums and things to see. We decided to list you a few places that you want to consider visiting while you are there.

California Area Living Museum

This zoo has over 60 types of animals for you to view at a reasonable price. Besides the exhibits, they have a children’s playground and a family area to enjoy a meal. And, if you are feeling daring you can take the Condor Challenge. It’s a ropes challenge course with a climbing tower.

November 25 - December 31st they have the Holiday Lights. Tour the trails of lights with the people you love. You will be in a happy holiday spirit after a great night viewing these lights.

Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace and Museum

The Crystal Palace has delicious food, a gift shop, and so much more. If you want, you can catch a concert in the area. If you are planning a trip with over 6 people you will want to reserve your rooms.

The museum is home to Buck Owen’s guitars, suits, and memorabilia. You will not be able to see these things anywhere else.

Kern County Museum

This museum has interactive and fun things to learn about all in one place. This includes the Black Gold Oil Experience and Children’s Development Center. You can also take the time to walk around 50 historic buildings.

There is also many restored neon signs for you to view, including a 1940s gas sign.

Nature and Wildlife Tours

Whether you are with your significant other, friends, or family, there are plenty of things for you to do at the Wind Wolves Wildlife Preserve. They have a 4 - 6 mile hike called the El Camino Viejo Wilderness Hike. There is also the EcoKidz, which is a free activity for you to do with your children.

Rafting and Tubing

During the warmer months you can go on a guide rafting tour with places like River’s End Rafting. These guided tours will ensure that you are safe and have fun. You can also go tubing. It’s never too soon to start planning your summer fun activities.

Kern River Parkway and Trail

There are two trails for you to choose from, however, keep in mind that the North trail is for horseback riding and the south trail is for jogging, hiking, and biking. It is a 6,000 acre park for you to take in nature.

Bakersfield Museum and Art

This museum has been open for 60 years and the exhibits are always changing, however the home to the museum has changed throughout the years. Their goal is to inspire you with diverse paintings.

If you pay attention you can catch a free day. They work hard to make the art fun for all ages.

Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

If you are into Earth science and history, then this is the best place for you to visit. You can see and learn about the biological and ecological science that surrounds us. If you want to dig for fossils, then you can sign up to join.

We hope that you will enjoy your time in Bakersfield. We at are here for you to set up your perfect stay.

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