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Crystal Palace and Museum

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Address: 2800 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6314
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+1 661-328-7560
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Sun 09:30 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Combination theater and a museum housing memorabilia spanning Buck Owens'...

Combination theater and a museum housing memorabilia spanning Buck Owens' 40 year career in country music.

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Great venue for entertainment, great history of local music. Service was very good and a good time was had by all.

Great place to see local and touring music artists in a smaller, more intimate setting. Fun local music history museum. Good service, lots of parking. Some events sell out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sabrina A
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to see local and touring music artists in a smaller, more intimate setting. Fun local music history museum. Good service, lots of parking. Some events sell out fast, so be proactive.

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Napa, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A business trip brought me to Bakersfield, upon the recommendation of our hotel, my colleagues and I ventured to the Buck Owne's Crystal Palace. We were greeted by a friendly staff and seated directly across from the stage where a talented modern country band was starting their performance. As local line dancers appeared before us aged 3 to 70 years,... More 

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Thank Gail S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time in Bakersfield we go to dinner here. My rib eye steak was the best ever eaten. Was amazing. Chicken sandwich was delicious also. Green beans cooked old fashion way with bacon. If you want to save calories the filet steak salad is also very nice. The memorabilia is interesting and fun. Love it !

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Thank dspitts
Big Bear Lake, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Buck Owens themed restaurant, bar, and museum. Went with friends and we had a NY steak, Cedar-Plank Salmon and Filet Mignon Kabobs. All were delicious. The gravy on their home-made mashed potatoes should be it's own food group. Yum! They had live country music on stage. The seating for all three dining levels surround the stage and the dance floor... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner with some friends and had a blast! Enjoyed the live music as well as all the historical things. The food was only so-so. :(

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Thank lmcpht
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buck Owens Crystal Palace is our favorite place to eat, when in Bakersfield. We have never had a bad meal at the Crystal Palace, and especially enjoy the Sunday Brunch. However, if you go to the brunch you will miss out on the pleasure of the live Country Western music.

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Thank jdyjon3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere here is exceptionally nice. I loved checking out the clothes Buck Owens wore during his concerts. The entertainment and food is also really good!

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Thank Fawn J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't just a place to go, it's a destination. I've been here many times. It's a great venue for dining, dancing, socializing and concerts. Even if all you do is look around, it's still cool, but I recommend an evening there.

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Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The concerts held here are the best. If chicken fried steak is a fav of yours, then this is the place to go. Your plate will come with steak that is overflowing served with mash potatoes and the best green beans ever. The atmosphere is both for adults and children. They also serve a Sunday Brunch that is amazing. When... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Back when Buck was alive, I would definitely rate this place a full 5 stars. But since his death, the service and attention to detail has been slipping. The girls in lobby like to stand around and gossip rather than welcome and get you seated like they did when Buck ran it. No more fresh flowers daily on every table.... More 

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