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The Great Central Valley

Bakersfield, CA
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in Bakersfield
Type: Valleys
Activities: Driving
Traveler Description: If you are driving by Bakersfield on a day after a rainy day and the sky has thereby been washed, by all means, get out and enjoy the view of the... more »
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Frazier Park, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
17 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

So many things to do, so little time. As often as I can, I drive from one small town to another, just to see the sights and have fun. I avoid this place in the hot, hot summer.

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Bakersfield, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

If you are looking for a huge valley, they don't get much bigger than this. It is 500 miles from one end to the other. If you are looking for clean air, stay out of the South end of the valley.

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Tampa, Florida
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158 reviews 158 reviews
55 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Seems all they need is water and they could feed the World. Must be a million square miles of land waiting for crops, You don't need to drive the whole valley but certainly educational. Scenery a lot of the same

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Aiken, South Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

If you want to see where much of the food for the united states and abroad is grown, then you will love and appreciate the central valley. Grove after grove and growing field after growing field.

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Chesterfield, VA, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

The scenery was exquisite and a gem along the way was having lunch at the Moesnner Farms Restaurant.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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207 reviews 207 reviews
97 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

People are the nicest you'll find anywhere. A big town with a small token feel. Tis has been a great place to live!

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