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California Area Living Museum (CALM)

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Address: 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654
Phone Number: +1 661-872-2256
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Calm Lights and Muzeum

Fantastic place to visit. Buy a season pass very reasonable. The animals are active and close to visit. Mountain Lions and Bob Cats often next to glass make for fantastic pictures... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bobeel49
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic place to visit. Buy a season pass very reasonable. The animals are active and close to visit. Mountain Lions and Bob Cats often next to glass make for fantastic pictures with grandchildren. The Christmas Light displays are very are large and impressive as well as a train ride that entire family can enjoy. The a number of other zoo's... More 

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Ventura, California
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lights are very beautiful. The enterance has wheelchairs lined up for free use. Do not see that very often. Most of the pathway through the light scenes is paved. The path to the fantastic trains however, is not paved. It has large rocks on dirt. Once you get to the train station it is paved. There is a nice... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

CALM is wonderful and has been for as long as I can remember. A variety of exhibits that highlight species indigenous to California. And you can't miss the Christmas lights at night!!!!

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Thank bemclaren
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This zoo is filled with rescue animals that cannot be released back into the wild. The animals are well cared for and clean. Special events are held throughout the year that are very well done. Christmas is especially spectacular, when Calm lights up the night. We often find the docents with certain animals out and about in the zoo educating... More 

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Ely, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

a must go and enjoy the excitement. I enjoyed all the crative art work done with the lights. I t made me feel like I was a child again.

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Bakersfield, California
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

There are so many cool native rescue animals in the natural habitat and in the winter at night they have a great light show although the restrooms are real convenient

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Thank Garrett0504
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

I was a volunteer at CALM, so I was able to experience for than the average visitor. I was able to help out with the animals habitats and their diets. This museum is amazing for families to take a day to get away from home, the staff is helpful and nice all the time and the animals are majestic to... More 

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Badger
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This a very good place to go and take children and friends for an outing and learning experience.. It has a nice setting between Ming Lake and Hart Park. and is wheel chair friendly.

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Thank Lloyd M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Kids had a great time enjoying the lights,trainride and various animals. Was very enjoyable for the adults too.

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Bakersfield, California
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

CALM is a great place to visit anytime, the wildlife on display in natural settings is always a treat. The Christmas light show is nothing less than enchanting! We love to visit during the holidays and take grandchildren along for the experience!

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