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Kern County Museum

3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-1345
+1 661-852-5000
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Walk down memory lane

I grew up in Taft and McKittrick. This museum is excellent if you enjoy history. This museum has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bakersfield, California
An interesting visit

We enjoyed our visit, the buildings that have been moved or rebuilt provide a good insight into the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matfield, United Kingdom
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3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-1345
+1 661-852-5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Taft and McKittrick. This museum is excellent if you enjoy history. This museum has some of my family members pictures displayed. Taft is a small town, but this museum is very worthwhile especially good for,those who are interested in the history...More

Thank Travellurs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit, the buildings that have been moved or rebuilt provide a good insight into the history of old Bakersfield. There is also an interesting exhibit on the local, and some famous, country singers. Also a great exhibit about the history of oil...More

Thank philskoyles
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The Kern county Museum is a large collection of historical buildings which have been moved here from the surrounding area. There is and old school, a pharmacy and lots of old houses. Some of the buildings are open and contain lots of original furnishings, etc....More

Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This museum is a collection of historical artifacts and buildings from around Kern County, including oil field equipment and a smaller oil themed museum on the grounds. There is also an exhibit dedicated to the Bakersfield Sound, and a children's play center. A majority of...More

Thank Misty D
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is actually a large outdoor display of historical buildings collected from the area. A must to grasp some idea of how people lived and worked in this region. Additionally a very interesting exhibition of how the oil industry influenced the area...sounds a bit...More

Thank Michael h
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Kern County Museum does a wonderful job of expressing the history of Kern County in an engaging manner. With many original buildings and displays, it helps one gain an accurate sense of life during the early days of the county's expansion. The staff is...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The hours on TripAdvisor show that they are open Monday. After driving all the way across town, found that they were closed. Additionally, the phone number here goes to the superintendent of schools. Visitor beware!

Thank TucsonTerry
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We went for the exhibits on the Bakersfield Sound and country music. A home Merle Haggard once lived in - that was originally a train boxcar (!) is on the premises, and was very interesting. There is a huge collection of vintage buildings on the...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Im not much of a museum person so i was dragged by my wife to this place. But upon arriving and seeing inside the grounds and how they have created and maintained the buildings that were apart of Bakersfields history it was a joy to...More

Thank Poihakena P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Small, local museun, the museum has collected a variety of buildings, many of them about 150 years old. Teach your kids about where they live

Thank reemahglobal89
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Judy G
22 December 2016|
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Response from Zootarts | Property representative |
Sorry I didn't see this in time. We are closed Christmas and New years. But open Christmas eve.
25 April 2016|
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Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
I don't have a dog, but I believe only service dogs were allowed. I don't remember seeing any dogs while we were walking around