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Kern County Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Kern County Museum

Very interesting history of Kern County. They have a lecture series I have been attending on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bakersfield, California
This takes one back to an earllier, exciting place in time.

The museum has been expanded and made far more comprehensive than when I visited it as a 3rd grader... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“pioneer village”(19 reviews)
“oil exhibit”(18 reviews)
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3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-1345
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank CGC44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank 260robertwc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Reida C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank MarkUSNA1998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Patricia G
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.

Thank Jana W
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Not having been born here I really knew nothing of Bakersfield history. The curator was very pleasant and Travis really knows his paleontology. So I recommend doing this if complaining nothing to do at the least but I always encourage the exploration of culture.

1  Thank walterfarnum
Reviewed 15 July 2018

historic buildings from the area rebuilt here. However there is not much to see we saw signs of oil museum and historic cars but the buildings were closed.

Thank Jtjkz
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This museum is great. All old kern county treasures. Old school house , undertaker , hotel , great old oil signs and some historic lit signs. Old gas stations early early houses. Merle Haggard's box car house. And much more. Worth a stop by. And...More

1  Thank Kim J
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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.
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