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Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center

1001 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
661.852.7300
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Bakersfield
Type: Convention Centers
Most recent review
- Oct 19, 2014
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our seats were great in the convention center, but the sound seemed a bit 'off' - last time they were here we sat in the balcony in the center and the sound was amazing, so not sure if it was because we were so close or too much to the side, but it was sometimes hard to make out the... More

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Hanford, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I attended the circus here. The arena seats were very comfortable. Parking was ample. Although there was a huge crowd it did not seem congested going in and out.

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Cairo, Egypt
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359 reviews 359 reviews
88 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I like this arena. They've done a nice job. It serves as a convention center, ice hockey arena and a basketball venue for CSUB. I've attended a Neil Diamond concert there as well. It is well designed with good parking and adjacent to the Marriott Hotel.

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Delano, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's one of the biggest and nicest places for big events and conventions in town. Very centric, right in downtown, close by many hotels and restaurants. A lot of great concerts and events happen here.

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Barstow, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It was a great time! Can't wait to come back! Went here for my Jehovah's Witness Assembly and this place was great. Lots of room and a Starbucks next door at the Marriott!!! What else could I want!

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Bakersfield, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Rabobank is actually 2 buildings - the theater and arena. The theater is dated but does the job. The arena is great for hockey but has terrible acoustics for music. I attended one concert here. I would not pay to do so again. It isn't worth the money for the quality of sound - it sounded like being inside a... More

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Paso Robles, CA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Seats are not great, very crammed together. Best large venue locations in Bakersfield though. Air conditioning works well which is important in that area. Parking can be iffy. Like all venues the concessions are steep.

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Bakersfield, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Rabobank arena was to be a premier venue for entertainment in Kern County. However, each time I have attended an event there, have been disappointed. The acoustics are horrible, with reverb in the higher level seats. The seats are small with no leg room at all. I am short and my knees were touching the back of the seats in... More

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Bakersfield, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you enjoy music then joining the Bakersfield Community Concerts is well worth your $80. They put on a selections of 8 musical presentations Sept/Oct - May. Each performance is unique and delightful. Give it a try it's a great deal and a most enjoyable afternoon or evening!

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Bakersfield, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I purchased orchestra seats tonight for Mike Epps, wasn't a sell out so ushers moved all the cheap seats up front as the opening act started. People that moved up were so rude, talking loud, took their sweet time finding a seat, ushers were in the way, it was ridiculous, we missed the first act. I felt bad for the... More

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