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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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Reno, Nevada
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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Top Contributor
768 reviews 768 reviews
247 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The music was delightful and watching the country western dancing was great fun. As for dinner, the biscuits were the best part. I had the grilled salmon salad, which was supposed to come with tomato and cheese. Salmon tasted fishy, there were 2 small pieces of cheese and no tomato. My husband had the pork chop which was just ok.... More

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Smithfield, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Really great food. Good music and dancing. Fun to see the country memorabilia. A must see in Bakersfield.

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Somis, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

they had the best food and a band too! great ambiance and the service was fast lots of stuff to see. the beer was cold and they had a good selection

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Tehachapi, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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