Area Attractions

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Other Points of Interest

  • Kern County Museum & Pioneer Village
    A Western frontier town featuring over 50 historic structures and exhibits.
    3801 Chester Ave
  • California Living Museum (CALM)
    Located 12 miles east on Alfred Harrell Hwy. 661-872-2256.
  • Cunningham Art Gallery
    Featuring local artists. No admission. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.
    11930 R Street
  • Bakersfield Museum of Art
    1930 R St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • Buck Owens Crystal Palace Museum & Theater
    2800 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308
  • Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
    2801 Chester Ave
  • Hart Park
    Located 13 miles east on Alfred Harrel Hwy at the Kern River. Amusement rides, picknicking, boating and casting pond.
  • Lake Ming
    County-owned and operated, featuring water recreation. Located 16 miles east of Bakersfield on Alfred Harrell Highway.
  • Lake Isabella & Kern River Valley
    A sportsman’s paradise. Century-old mining towns nearby and Southern California’s largest freshwater lake. Just 40 miles east off of Hwy 178.
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  • Tehachapi Loop
    Located 25 miles east on Hwy 58. The train’s track, over 135 years old, loops around itself.