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California Area Living Museum (CALM)

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Address: 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654
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Christmas Lights

It was well worth the visit! The lights Amazing! The carousel and train ride Fun! We had a great time that, we decided to make this an annual event for the kids and grandkids!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
eenriquez2017
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was well worth the visit! The lights Amazing! The carousel and train ride Fun! We had a great time that, we decided to make this an annual event for the kids and grandkids!

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our whole family, two sons, daughter in love to be & our 19 month GRANDson to see the Christmas Lights extravaganza at CALM, the California Living Museum, & it did NOT disappoint! Everyone is friendly & helpful. Our Grandson was in awe as we're most of we adults. We caught a ride on the train & rode around the... More 

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Bakersfield,Ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a great place to take your family.Children get to see up close animals native to California. There is a place to seat and eat lunch and a play area too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

I grew up going to CALM. It was a pretty cool place then and it still is. It was pretty cool to take my girls there. I really would love to take them to the Christmas lights..it was the highlight of my xmas's as a kid.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

From the Friday after Thanksgiving to December 31st of each year, they transform this amazing zoo into a Holiday Light spectacular. Over three million lights cover this park and the displays are fantastic. This is family entertainment value you must experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We had not been to see the Christmas lights at Calm for 15 years. I was reading in the Los Angeles Times about places in the United States for lighting displays and it was one of them! The lights were fantastic. There was also a train ride and hot drinks and food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Visiting CALM during their Christmas lights extravaganza was worth the time and money. The decorations were set up with different themes and many of the zoo animals were active during this event. The staff were very friendly and the abundance of lights and animation all over the park was quite beautiful. This is a great fund raising theme for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This was my first time visiting the annual light show, although I' d heard from others that it was fantastic! So when my grandsons were here after Thanksgivng, I took them and their mother to view this amazing attraction. It was beyond anything you can imagine, with helpful guides and parking attendants, to a carousel ride, train ride, and so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

The Christmas lights were just amazing. We'd never been to Bakersfield before but read about the lights at CALM and decided to make a weekend of it. The lights, carousel and train ride were all included in our $10 senior ticket. A real bargain. I'd like to come back next year with more of the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely LOVE CALM. Their light display is always worth seeing. The staff is caring and well informed. Their knowledge of the zoo inhabitants is second to none. Friendly,a great cause and a value at any price.

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