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Crystal Palace and Museum

Address: Bakersfield, CA
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Combination theater and a museum housing memorabilia spanning Buck Owens' 40 year career in country...
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Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: Combination theater and a museum housing memorabilia spanning Buck Owens' 40 year career in country music.
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Vermilion, Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
110 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Unfortunately, we got to Bakersfield on a Sunday. The brunch was the only meal they served before closing and then they were closed on Monday, so we didn't get to have a supper and listen to live music. We did partake in the brunch, which was about $25, but had lots of choices. The museum was all around the eating... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had dinner at Buck Owens Crystal Palace. If you are a country music fan visit the Crystal Palace. The food and service were both good. We had live music, and many patrons danced and line danced. The memorabilia is well worth the visit.

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Irvine, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Country Music is the sole reason this edifice was erected, and as that, it absolutely sparkles. As envisioned by the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Buck Owens, the Palace is not a mere honky tonk, but rather a hybrid Opry West. Not a bad sight line in the place, view moniters (not large tv's) on both sides of the... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We waited for a long time to come here, and finally came on a birthday. The breakfast was cold and horrible...the staff was inattentive, and we will never go back. How they get the best buffet in town awards I will never know. Maybe we hit a bad day, but cold waffles are not my choice for good eating.

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Bakersfield, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you've ever heard of Buck Owens or country music, this place is loaded with memorabilia of Buck's early years through is life. The Sunday brunch is probably the best in Bakersfield with real down home treats such as biscuits and gravy, many types of breakfast meats, fruit, and the best waffles around. Be sure to at least try half... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

To know the names of the country artist to have played on this stage is the same as who is inducted in the Grand Old Opry. This is West Coast / Bakersfield Country. The food is good, large portions, great atmosphere. If you only try it once, you can cross it off the list (bucket list).

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Sugar Valley, Georgia
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit to the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield CA. I would like to visit again next time I travel to Bako. The place is very clean and the food is delish. Love the atmosphere and the history tied to the place. I was born in Bakersfield but moved away when I was a child. It was nice... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

lot's of dancing and the bands are amazing! The food is to die for and the service is excellent! I go there whenever the Fruit Tramps are playing.

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

the country music history and décor was awesome. the staff was great and loved talking about the crystal palace. the museum brought back a lot of memories of when I was a child. loved it there

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Bakersfield, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You don't have to be a big Buck Owens or country music fan to love this restaurant/museum (though you will probably appreciate it more if you are). Well known country singers of the present and past perform there all the time--sometimes unannounced. The museum is kind of a Hard Rock Café version of a museum. Pictures and memorabilia abound and... More 

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