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California Area Living Museum (CALM)

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10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654
+1 661-872-2256
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The best ever

I have been a fan of this place since it opened! I am an animal lover and don't like to go to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary H
via mobile

I brought my granddaughter here. It’s a nice place, wish it was bigger but still nice. I have the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“holiday lights” (15 reviews)
“train ride” (17 reviews)
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10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654
+1 661-872-2256
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been a fan of this place since it opened! I am an animal lover and don't like to go to animal places and see the animals in crappy environments- not the case here! After volunteering here( which I highly recommend) I learned these...More

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my granddaughter here. It’s a nice place, wish it was bigger but still nice. I have the annual pass

1  Thank davidleer2017
Reviewed 9 September 2017

If you go here in the spring or fall when the weather is moderate, it is a great day for the whole family. They also can do group functions such as our grandchild's birthday party. If you go at Christmas time the entire place has...More

1  Thank firemac01
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Has play area , good place for picnic and walk around see animals and has beautiful botanical plants that are native of California of kern county.

1  Thank fth0mps0n
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a must stop every year with our family! 🎄Since they were little until their late teenage years. Hot chocolate 🍫, kettle corn & delicious 😋 hot chocolate!! The best around! Thanks for the many volunteers that make this happen.

1  Thank 992ariannec
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Its a recovery place for animals and I thought it was just a zoo. Since I wasn't expecting to see injured animals I freaked out when seeing a one eyed eagle, etc. I went from thinking a nice day at a zoo to OMG this...More

2  Thank Eric O
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

My family loves this place. It never gets old taking the children to CALM. We especially loved Halloween time and the Holidays at CALM. Never missed CALM at Christmas time for many years it became a family tradition to go. Great staff. Great volunteers. Just...More

1  Thank Missy M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a very nice, clean zoo. All the animals are native to California. My favorite things were the bears, Mountain Lions, Pelicans and Owls. A staff member had was bringing a larger owl around to see people and it was really wonderful. She was...More

1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is a awesome little zoo here in Bakersfield! The zoo does only have animals native to the state of California, it is still a lot of fun to check out with the family. There are plenty of exhibits, a petting zoo and a train...More

1  Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This a truly amazing spectacular event, a must during the Holiday season the lights the atmosphere, the train. A must see

Thank micsmiller
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