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California Area Living Museum (CALM)

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Address: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone Number: (661) 872-2256
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CALM

We always enjoy coming out to CALM for the Christmas light show! Wow! What a great spectacle. It is the start to our Christmas season, for sure. It is a wonderful place to bring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Delano
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We always enjoy coming out to CALM for the Christmas light show! Wow! What a great spectacle. It is the start to our Christmas season, for sure. It is a wonderful place to bring our children and grandchildren, Always a special time viewing the animals in their habitat.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great place to take the family/kids and just walk around looking and learning about the habitat here. This is a non-profit rescue facility for wild life and they do an excellent job. Their Christmas time lights are FANTASTIC! Must see...........

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Bakersfield, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This local "zoo" only houses animals that are native to our area that can no longer live in the wild for a number of different reasons. This is an affordable easy day trip where you can picnic and enjoy some cool animals. There is a little gift shop with a few snacks, but there are also picnic tables perfect for... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came with a family of older children and they enjoyed all the exhibits. Some of the analysis are quite close including the beaver, bear and heron. The petting zoo is great for any age.

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

CALM is a great place for an afternoon trip with the kids. Family memberships are affordable and make for easy spur of the moment trips to the park. We always have a great time.

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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fun place for kids to visit. It is big enough to be fun but not so big that it wears you out or you can't see everything there is to see and do. I wish it cost less, but I understand that a zoo has expenses. It is nice that all/most of the creatures have been rescued. The raptor birds... More 

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Bakserfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Christmas light show is a terrific experience, but this is a wonderful place for a family visit anytime of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Not sure what to expect and found a great natural habitat zoo... can't wait to go back next time we're in Bakersfield!

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a nice family outing for families with younger children, or teens and adults that love animals. It's not quite the excitement of a full size zoo but a fun partial day adventure. We especially love going to see the lights at Christmas time. The Christmas lights at CALM are perfect for families or date night. The short train... More 

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BAKERSFIELD, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband love animals, and he goes every chance he gets. We don't live too far from it. He would go every day if it wasn't soo hot here.

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