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California Area Living Museum (CALM)

Address: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone Number: (661) 872-2256
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Zoos, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bakersfield, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I had a birthday party there in April. The staff was really nice and accommodating to my needs. The only thing is that people would rudely walk right through our party to get to the playground. CALM is awesome. I encourage everyone of all ages to go.

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Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fun little day trip for kids. We really enjoy it at Christmas when they have the evening lights. Its a wonderful seasonal display

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They do a wonderful job with their christmas lights. Many wonderful diplays to see at night. Nice place to visit in the day time all year round with out of town guests.

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Woodlake, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

CALM is amazing at Christmas!! I started taking my children there for Christmas when they were 4 1/2 & 1. It became a Christmas tradition. This past year we got to start the tradition with our Granddaughter! She was 9mths old & was completely fascinated by all the dancing lights, music, lighted animated animals, loved the train & went nuts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Loved the CALM, very beautiful grounds, lots of animals to see... even a big black BEAR. Will be back for the Xmas lights!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were on our way from LA to northern California. We had packed a lunch and stopped here to get out of the car, eat our lunch and walk a bit. They have a lovely picnic area under trees. There were lots of birds to keep us entertained. The walk around the zoo was enjoyable. The animals seemed well taken... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a lovely attraction but needs more shade. We visited on a searing hot day and the majority of animals could not be seen as they were hiding from the Sun. If the enclosures and walkways had more shade I think a visit would be more enjoyable. All the staff and volunteers were extremely friendly and brought smaller animals... More 

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Fremont, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A dedicated, friendly staff take great care of their animals and the grounds at CALM. Easy walk-around to all of the animals, and a petting area and playground for the kids. Also there are picnic areas available.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I've been here before, especially for kids fieldtrips, but my favorite is a walking tour for the Christmas lights at Christmas time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My family and I visited CALM after relocating to Bakersfield, and we have enjoyed it. It's pretty, a laid-back atmosphere, and the exhibits are interesting. It's not fancy but is for a good cause; they have rescued animals there which cannot be released. It's a nice easy stroll and has not been crowded, and has been enjoyable for us. When... More 

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