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California Area Living Museum (CALM)

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Address: 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654
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+1 661-872-2256
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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This was an interesting place to visit. Not being from California, I was unfamiliar with some of their native plants and trees and animals. This was a great place to learn more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beth R
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Conneaut, United States
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Conneaut, United States
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15 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting place to visit. Not being from California, I was unfamiliar with some of their native plants and trees and animals. This was a great place to learn more about those things. From what I saw, a lot of the animals are there due to injuries. Very fascinating display of baby tortoises. Nice play area. Very small... More 

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Thank Beth R
Taft, California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVE the holiday lights at CALM & love the animals and all the cool things they always have going on😍

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Thank Dillon H
Bakersfield, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

It was well worth the visit! The lights Amazing! The carousel and train ride Fun! We had a great time that, we decided to make this an annual event for the kids and grandkids!

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1 Thank eenriquez2017
Bakersfield, California
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Took our whole family, two sons, daughter in love to be & our 19 month GRANDson to see the Christmas Lights extravaganza at CALM, the California Living Museum, & it did NOT disappoint! Everyone is friendly & helpful. Our Grandson was in awe as we're most of we adults. We caught a ride on the train & rode around the... More 

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1 Thank Jesuscalling
Bakersfield,Ca
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

It is a great place to take your family.Children get to see up close animals native to California. There is a place to seat and eat lunch and a play area too.

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Thank kabdeb
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I grew up going to CALM. It was a pretty cool place then and it still is. It was pretty cool to take my girls there. I really would love to take them to the Christmas lights..it was the highlight of my xmas's as a kid.

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1 Thank Charlene M
Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017

From the Friday after Thanksgiving to December 31st of each year, they transform this amazing zoo into a Holiday Light spectacular. Over three million lights cover this park and the displays are fantastic. This is family entertainment value you must experience.

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1 Thank code4a
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47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had not been to see the Christmas lights at Calm for 15 years. I was reading in the Los Angeles Times about places in the United States for lighting displays and it was one of them! The lights were fantastic. There was also a train ride and hot drinks and food.

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1 Thank Travelendude
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visiting CALM during their Christmas lights extravaganza was worth the time and money. The decorations were set up with different themes and many of the zoo animals were active during this event. The staff were very friendly and the abundance of lights and animation all over the park was quite beautiful. This is a great fund raising theme for the... More 

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1 Thank Kimberly W
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was my first time visiting the annual light show, although I' d heard from others that it was fantastic! So when my grandsons were here after Thanksgivng, I took them and their mother to view this amazing attraction. It was beyond anything you can imagine, with helpful guides and parking attendants, to a carousel ride, train ride, and so... More 

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1 Thank Lou D

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