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Kern County Museum

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Christmas Town is beautiful!

Every December the Kern County Museum is open with Christmas themes and activities. I personally... read more

Reviewed today
Back in history

Pretty awesome-if you work in oil fields definitely will appreciate this museum-like of original... read more

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Reviewed today

Every December the Kern County Museum is open with Christmas themes and activities. I personally like seeing the historic buildings and "old west locals" in 1800s style. I get the feeling like I'm in a Charles Dickens novel!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pretty awesome-if you work in oil fields definitely will appreciate this museum-like of original pieces and the photos will take your breathe away. It’s free-donation accepted very well worth the time

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Holyddogg7
Reviewed 7 November 2018

On entering my daughter & I thought we wouldn't be here for long but we managed to spend 2 hours looking around. Lots of old buildings, some original that had been moved to this site. It was disappointing that a lot you couldn't enter &...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lois P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very interesting history of Kern County. They have a lecture series I have been attending on various topics that has been very informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CGC44
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The museum has been expanded and made far more comprehensive than when I visited it as a 3rd grader many decades ago. I loved every minute of the visit, even though the weather outdoors was in the high 90s.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 260robertwc
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I have lived in Bakersfield all my life and this is my favorite place to go. I have probably been here at least 50 times and never get tired of it. I brought my kids and now my grandchildren too. It's great so don't miss...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Reida C
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

My parents, grandparents and I went here while I was visiting them (and to get the grandparents out of the nursing home). Despite having lived in the area (not me, them) for three decades none of us had ever been here before. To be honest,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarkUSNA1998
Reviewed 18 September 2018

When wanting to know the history of Kern County this is the best place to go. My mother and I stopped in on a Sunday. Yes, they are open on the weekends. We are both writing books and needto have photos of certain time periods...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Deb4life
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience. My students had fun and learned so many things. They also have habds on activities and a park were to sit to eat

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PatriciaG430
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We have had so much fun during special events hosted by the Kern County Museum. I recommend Pioneer Days when horse drawn carriage rides and train tours are available and wine festivals that are held there.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jana W
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3 December 2017|
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Response from Zootarts | Property representative |
Not sure what they are doing now since they changed management twice this year.
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.
Donna H
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