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Crystal Palace and Museum

Bakersfield, CA
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Ranked #2 of 19 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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Monterey, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

One of the best places to eat and Dance to country music. The Buck Owens Museum is quit good. The only problem I see here is the dance floor is way to small.

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Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This place is a unique, fun place to eat, especially if you are a country fan. The food is great and it's even better if your their for a concert!

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

So the full name of this place is "Buck Owen's Crystal Palace". It is probably the number one tourist attraction in Bakersfield proper. It includes the Buck Owens museum with his memorabilia lining the dining room. The stage shows date back to when Buck invited his friends to play. Now for reality check, BUCK OWENS DIED IN 2006! I can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Awesome. I love country music and I love to Watermelon Crawl and all the other wonderful line dances. The food is simply delicious.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love going to Crystal Palace to listen to music and dance. Especially good are the free concerts with upand coming artists. Some of these artists have gone on to become number #1 Country stars. Always good music, good food and a good time.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were staying at the Best Western next door. Just dropped into the Crystal Palace to take a look. We didn't have dinner reservations but we were allowed to go inside and spend as much time as we wanted looking at the museum items. We were treated very nicely even though we weren't customers.

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Delano, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have attended at least 2 different fundraising dinner events by now. Very nice place, good food and the setting inside is very nice. The staff and people that work here really go out of their way to service the customers.

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Luling, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Crystal Palace and Museum. We arrived early and toured the museum before our dinner. The food was good and the waitress was very nice. We left just as the band for the evening was about to start.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The food isn't great but it is doable. You don't go for food you go to dance and have fun. I've been several times and I recommend going on a Friday or weekend because of the music. Just make reservations!

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Bakersfield, California
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Food is terrible...too many tables on dance floor to be able to dance, not to mention the RUDE line dancers that take up all the dance floor which makes it impossible for couple dancing. There is a upper level with tables that are completely unused which could have a dance floor appropriate for line dancers so partners could actually have... More

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