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Crystal Palace and Museum

Bakersfield, CA
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Combination theater and a museum housing memorabilia spanning Buck Owens' 40 year career in country music.
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California Hot Springs, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Crystal Palace is full of history.Buck Owens fans will love it.Lots of Country headliners play here.Dinner shows are great.Very cool place to check out some Bakersfield country history.

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I have been to the Crystal Palace 3 or 4 times and even saw Buck perform. The dance floor is decent sized but due to the tables it is shrunk to a pretty small area. They do have live performances and the food is decent if not sensational. The decor is fairly cool if you are into country music.

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Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Nice Rib Steak and baked potato with extra fixins' that they did not charge extra for! MMMMMMMMMMMMM!

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Moorpark, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Oh my goodness! If you like good food, and lots of it, friendly people, and great music, the Crystal Palace is a must. Be sure to make a reservation though. This place gets packed.

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Bakersfield, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The music and food is just a part of this beautifull place to get together with friends to relax and enjoy atmosphere and great service. The memorabilia of Buck Owens surrounds the buildings. Reservations are a must

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Bakersfield, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Food and service are both top notch for Bakersfield. Although the facility doesn't have the best surroundings, this is a first class operation.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Lots of fun things to see at this restaurant/honky-tonk/museum built by Buck Owens and filled with his personal collection of memorabilia. The Buckaroos still play here regularly as do many well-known artists. Dancing on Friday nights on the large dance floor, great sound system and stage area and super ambiance make this a great event destination (anniversary, etc). The food... More

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Bakersfield, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We enjoy the entertainment and great dinners. We take out of town visitors here all the time and on their return trips they want to go back. My favorite meal is the chicken fried steak. Reservations are a must. We had friends from Scotland arrive 12 minutes late and their reservation was canceled by the hostess. She told us it... More

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A must go if visiting Bakersfield. I personally like sitting back by the Cadillac on the wall! Take a minute while you wait for you food to come out or be seated to look around on the walls of the autographs and pictures and memorabilia from many different artists and actors! A true Bakersfield gem!

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Crystal Palace is a great place to visit when in town. It is sort of a Hard Rock meets Country. There are photos, statues and costumes on display, a great live country band on most nights, good food, and a great bar with Buck's old Cadi overhead. Great place for families or date night. A great place to take... More

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