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Kern County Museum

3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-1345
+1 661-852-5000
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Kern County Museum

A very good place to visit and learn about Kern County history. The oil industry , what old tools... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pam Q
via mobile
Historic day trip

I used to come here as a youngster and I brought my kids to visit. The museum has enough to keep... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Artsvarc
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-1345
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+1 661-852-5000
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"oil exhibit"
in 19 reviews
"pioneer village"
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"oil industry"
in 19 reviews
"local history"
in 11 reviews
"clock tower"
in 7 reviews
"gold exhibit"
in 6 reviews
"step back in time"
in 8 reviews
"oil rig"
in 5 reviews
"merle haggard"
in 9 reviews
"early days"
in 4 reviews
"enjoy history"
in 3 reviews
"childhood home"
in 3 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 5 reviews
"old days"
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"few hours"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good place to visit and learn about Kern County history. The oil industry , what old tools they used and other historical items!! Good for family visit!

Thank Pam Q
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I used to come here as a youngster and I brought my kids to visit. The museum has enough to keep their attention. The grounds were beautiful with blooming trees. Most of the buildings were open to look/ go in, including Merle Haggard's childhood home.

Thank Artsvarc
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

A great place to learn about Kern County History and how like in general was at the turn of century. The clock tower outside the facility was from downtown Bakersfield and fell during an Earthquake in the 50s.Inside are various buildings from around the county...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Inside exhibits are well done, but not many. Outside village has no identification of houses. We were looking for the Merle Haggard home and never found it. No inside viewing. Peek in the windows only.

Thank Virginia M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I really like taking my out of town guests to this place for a nice walk around. With the old houses to check out, you can spend better part of a day here.

Thank jasonsH7474DD
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We visted the museum and Pioneer Village on Super Bowl Sunday. The weather was great and we pretty much had the place to our selves. There are all the same great old houses that have been there since we were kids .Plus the Merle Haggard...More

Thank Tanya M
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Nice historical museum just north of town which can be covered in a couple of hours with an adult entry fee of $10 which is about right. Highlight was the Black Gold exhibit which was very educational and plenty of interactive exhibit for the kids.

Thank Shakamaker
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Good selection of Kern County history and "Black Gold" about Kern County's oil production is worth the price of admission. All about the history and science (geology) and engineering of oil extraction and the modern uses of oil/petroleum/gas.

Thank Nick S
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best places to educate yourself on the local history of Bakersfield and the surrounding areas. From agriculture to the oil business this place has it all. Walk through the restored old buildings or check out the oil exhibit, you’ll enjoy...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We stopped here to break up a long drive to Death Valley, and were really pleasantly suprised. Outside there are a collection of historical buildings that have been moved, restored and displayed for all to see. They ranged from jail houses, to oil rings and...More

Thank Livesbythec
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mjhetzel
4 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.
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Judy G
23 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.
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dichenry
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
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