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Top recommendations from locals

Music Venue
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“Bakersfield is country music city of the West! Enjoy with family and friends Buck's own music memorabilia on display at this live country music venue serving food & drinks.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“This nice, newer museum is right in downtown Kernville and has a lot of information about the local area’s rich Western history. From gold mining days to moviemaking. Free admission and hosted by very knowledgeable local volunteers, they know it all! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“Many events held at this museum. You will be able to view plenty of historical pieces here.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Our Museum of Art has wonderful exhibits and a beautiful garden. Check out their website for information. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“Interesting spot with very old artifacts and a gift shop featuring unusual and interesting items. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Mojave Desert, natural, cultural history exhibits art galleries educational programs. you also want to contact them for the Coso Petroglyph tour.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
  • 3 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Exotic Feline Breeding Compound's Feline Conservation Center is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the world's endangered felines.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“The Kern River Valley was originally inhabited by the indigenous Tubatulabal and Kawaiisu people. There are even some pictographs sites still in the area. This little museum and cultural center on the shore of Isabella Lake has some interesting artifacts and newer crafts/artwork. Check for some occasional events. They serve tasty Indian tacos on the weekend. Fun for kids too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“ Also, the Errea House which across the street from the museum are both rich in Tehachapi history.”
  • 2 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Check out a part of California's history at the Fort Tejon State Historic Park.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“A few dozen re-creations of petroglyphs and rock configurations found in the valley are spread out along a meandering walkway. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Restored original train depot turned into a history museum. Various collections of train memorabilia”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“The Ridge Route Communities Historical Society is dedicated to collecting and preserving the history and artifacts in the mountains south of Bakersfield and north of Castaic.”
  • 1 local recommends