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Kern County Museum

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Address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone Number: 661 852 5000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kern County Museum

We live close by and are members with the State Museums, I like going often just because it's quiet and I enjoy all the old things provided. It's good for a trip if in town... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We live close by and are members with the State Museums, I like going often just because it's quiet and I enjoy all the old things provided. It's good for a trip if in town anyway, you never know what you'll see that may interest you, I'd give it an A+

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Well laid out museum with a lot of information about Kern county. They did an excellent job on The Black Gold oil exhibit. It is on par with the Houston Texas exhibit in their Natural Science museum, which gets a lot more traffic due to location. The historic town around the museum is fun to explore as well.

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Chico, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's a town time capsule really with quite a lot to see and enjoy reliving your youth if that old. It's mostly late 1800 and early 1900's buildings and a few trains and cars, even a church. The gas stations exhibit is 1920's or later with glass top gas pumps, looking new and shining with oil cans and Coke cola... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Don't visit when it is hot (which is too often in BAKErsfield). The parking is free and right at the entrance. They allow you to bring in your own picnic items and the picnic area is clean and by the playground. This place is really for kids.

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You need your walking shoes and lots of time to explore the grounds and various buildings/exhibits. Somewhat disorganized in the layout, but interesting too. The oil exhibit is a must-see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have taken my students here for field trips and my family loves to go to all the holiday festivities. The oil exhibit is fantastic! My daughter got married on the premises and everyone in attendance loved the surroundings and the western feel of Old Bakersfield.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The Kern County Museum is a great place! There is so much to see. Spend a good part of a day here seeing actual buildings and history from Ketn's past. Thanks to our forefathers for preservation and thanks to current staff for maintaining our history. Lots of shade on a hot day amongst the trees. Also see the Lori Brock... More 

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Bakserfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had a great experience here at Easter for an egg hunt and visit to the Museum. The grandchildren all and the hunt for clues allowed us to see a lot of history.

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Rockledge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very quaint collection of buildings and very friendly/helpful staff. Went there for a wedding which was held in a church on the grounds which was over 200 years old. Very hot (104 degrees) but that was not the fault of the museum. Reception behind the church outside and the staff was very helpful in ferrying people back and forth to... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My review of this cultural icon is colored by the fact that one of my second cousins, Richard C. Bailey, used to be the museum's curator when I was a child growing up in Bakersfield. Most of my social studies classes made field trips to the museum and Dick Bailey would always come out of his office to greet the... More 

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Additional Information about Kern County Museum

Address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone Number: 661 852 5000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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