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The Great Central Valley

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The area located in the middle of California, marked by San Joaquin to the south and Sacramento to the north.
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“oil wells” (2 reviews)
“kern county” (2 reviews)
“agriculture” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Bakersfield, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very diverse agricultural, economic and environment for wildlife. Much of nations food supply and Kern County is largest oil producer in state. Flora and fauna of all types available for viewing

Thank J8922ZWjackg
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

I love this area, desert and all. Took a drive recently and marveled at the new oil wells and newer plantings of trees. Surprised that life is going on, during negative media events. The trees were at different ages, babies and newer ones ready to...More

1  Thank bakersfieldmom78
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

Was just passing through on my way to some photog appointments, so really only shot a few pics out my window. Sure wish I had more time to linger in the gloriously irrigated lushness, as this area reminds me of a time I lived in...More

Thank TiffMateas
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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We were having fun trying to identify every crop we passed in the central valley, and for some we pulled off to get a closer look: grapes, corn, strawberries, cotton, spinach, carrots, oranges, etc. We gave up on some nut trees we couldn't identify. There's...More

2  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

We have driven through the Great Central Valley several times. This is where I-5 is. Its more than that however. It is an important agricultural and cattle raising area. It also has several wildlife viewing areas. We also like several of the cities. These cities...More

Thank mini
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Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The Central Valley has endless farming and dairy fields, and there are freeways that run through it allowing you to see them. It is one of the most unique places in the world, and a lot of food is produced here. I love to live...More

1  Thank worldtraveler267
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Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a center for oil and agriculture. Bakersfield has grown up. It has over 385000 people, excellent restaurants and some special ones. Shopping is improving.

Thank FairwayFound
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

We travel through and around the Great Central Valley often because we live here! It is the breadbasket of the world. The roads to the beaches, mountains, and deserts runs through it. A great place to live (except for the air quality, at times).

Thank Steven D K
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Reviewed August 3, 2015

I spent my earliest years in the Valley; lived in an agricultural setting, though my family weren't farmers. I learned at an early age how important the Valley was in terms of the massive amount of food that it produced to feed our Country. I...More

2  Thank DonaldYokum
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Reviewed June 4, 2015

Love driving through the California farmlands of America and parts of the World. Many capitals in the Valley of fruits and vegetables. The fields are beautiful! Some great photo ops. Also farm stands with goodies to buy along the way for immediate indulging and future...More

1  Thank Suzanne7Losangeles
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