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Crystal Palace and Museum

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Address: Bakersfield, CA
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Combination theater and a museum housing memorabilia spanning Buck Owens...
Combination theater and a museum housing memorabilia spanning Buck Owens' 40 year career in country music.
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nite spot

History of the Bakersfield sound. It is also a restaurant and bar. Easily accessible from the freeway.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Brenda, AZ
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Brenda, AZ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

History of the Bakersfield sound. It is also a restaurant and bar. Easily accessible from the freeway.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Fun place to go if you like country music. Food is very good and I like all the decor of western items. Another place in Bakersfield that is always busy. But afun place to go.

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phoenix, az
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We visited the Crystal Palace as a family group. We were put up in the rafters, which was fine for viewing the band and patrons dancing, but not good for service. We had eleven people and one baby so our order was pretty large. It took FOREVER! The Drinks and appetizers took FOREVER! The food was cold. The fish was... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Buck Owens Crystal Palace is a must see while visiting Bakersfield. It is full of very interesting Buck memorabilia - especially Buck's Pontiac convertible displayed over the bar! Go for a drink - skip the food. WARNING: The food is just awful. - go for a drink and enjoy the music - skip the food. You have been warned twice!!!

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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved to watch buck Owens play on Fridays . He built a awesome museum to country music legends and the hee haw days of old. they serve great food and have great. Music on Friday and Saturday's.

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Bakersfield, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I enjoy bringing my out of town guests here because the food, service and entertainment is always good. Learn line dances before you arrive and dance with people from all over the world. On my last visit, I sat next to a couple from San Francisco who were ready to move to Bakersfield for the Crystal Palace.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Buck Owens' Crystal Palace is the home of country music in Bakersfield. Headlining country acts play here as well as the house band on Friday nights. There is a wealth of memorabilia from Buck Owens' career on display throughout the hall. There is a lively crowd and dancing is also popular during concerts. Reasonable food is available during performances. There... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The entire family enjoyed the experience . The fresh fruit, waffle bar, everything was great. The service and atmosphere was wonderful.

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Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always voted best brunch in Bakersfield due to the very extensive, very well prepared country oriented offerings.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always enjoy the energy, entertainment and good food along with great ambiance. It will be worth a visit if you are in the area.

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