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Kern County Museum

3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-1345
+1 661-852-5000
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Special Events are Fabulous

We have had so much fun during special events hosted by the Kern County Museum. I recommend Pioneer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jana W
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Bakersfield, California
Great dose of good old fashioned Bakersfield.

Not having been born here I really knew nothing of Bakersfield history. The curator was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
walterfarnum
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Bakersfield, California
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  • Average6%
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“pioneer village” (19 reviews)
“oil exhibit” (18 reviews)
“oil industry” (19 reviews)
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3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-1345
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"pioneer village"
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"oil exhibit"
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"oil industry"
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"local history"
in 11 reviews
"clock tower"
in 7 reviews
"gold exhibit"
in 6 reviews
"oil rig"
in 5 reviews
"step back in time"
in 7 reviews
"early days"
in 4 reviews
"merle haggard"
in 8 reviews
"enjoy history"
in 3 reviews
"childhood home"
in 3 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"special events"
in 7 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"few hours"
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"bakersfield sound"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 10 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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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The exhibits in the entry building are fine, but it's the eclectic collection outside that makes the museum. Most aspects of pioneer life in Kern county are shown, with an extra emphasis on the petroleum industry, both past and present. Toward the right rear of...More

3  Thank Arthur R
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

The KC Museum has stayed 'current' while presenting the past (history) of Kern County. A great way to spend time together as a family, or a couple, walking around Pioneer Village. The special events/Living History are great for kids (& adults) to see 'history' in...More

1  Thank KathleenLT2013
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Full of interesting displays. The beautiful and well cared for buildings and grounds were a perfect place for a picnic.

1  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 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!

1  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.

1  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

3  Thank ronaldw545
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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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