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Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center

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Address: 1001 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone Number: 661.852.7300
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Really a fun family attraction

Saw the Guns and Hoses hockey game and then the Condors. The place was wild! The kids in the audience had a great time dancing and jumping up and down. The games were really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Diana W
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Tehachapi, California
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Tehachapi, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Saw the Guns and Hoses hockey game and then the Condors. The place was wild! The kids in the audience had a great time dancing and jumping up and down. The games were really entertaining. A great place to take a family for a fun night of hockey.

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Tehachapi, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

While the theatre is smaller and more intimate and gives a good view, the arena in contrast is not always so user-friendly. There are numerous flights of stairs if you aren't in the lowest level, making it difficult for anyone with a disability that doesn't include a wheelchair. The food concessions are expensive and not always good value and the... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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405 reviews 405 reviews
95 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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Bakersfield, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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