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Kern County Museum

3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-1345
+1 661-852-5000
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A great way to walk to day away while enjoying history.

The KC Museum has stayed 'current' while presenting the past (history) of Kern County. A great way... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KathleenLT2013
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Bakersfield, California
Relaxing and Educational

Full of interesting displays. The beautiful and well cared for buildings and grounds were a perfect... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mark M
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  • Average5%
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“oil exhibit” (19 reviews)
“pioneer village” (18 reviews)
“oil industry” (20 reviews)
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3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-1345
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+1 661-852-5000
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"oil exhibit"
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"pioneer village"
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"oil industry"
in 20 reviews
"local history"
in 11 reviews
"clock tower"
in 7 reviews
"gold exhibit"
in 6 reviews
"step back in time"
in 8 reviews
"oil rig"
in 5 reviews
"early days"
in 4 reviews
"merle haggard"
in 9 reviews
"enjoy history"
in 3 reviews
"childhood home"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"old days"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"few hours"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The KC Museum has stayed 'current' while presenting the past (history) of Kern County. A great way to spend time together as a family, or a couple, walking around Pioneer Village. The special events/Living History are great for kids (& adults) to see 'history' in...More

Thank KathleenLT2013
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Full of interesting displays. The beautiful and well cared for buildings and grounds were a perfect place for a picnic.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

A very good place to visit and learn about Kern County history. The oil industry , what old tools they used and other historical items!! Good for family visit!

Thank Pam Q
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I used to come here as a youngster and I brought my kids to visit. The museum has enough to keep their attention. The grounds were beautiful with blooming trees. Most of the buildings were open to look/ go in, including Merle Haggard's childhood home.

Thank Artsvarc
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

A great place to learn about Kern County History and how like in general was at the turn of century. The clock tower outside the facility was from downtown Bakersfield and fell during an Earthquake in the 50s.Inside are various buildings from around the county...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Inside exhibits are well done, but not many. Outside village has no identification of houses. We were looking for the Merle Haggard home and never found it. No inside viewing. Peek in the windows only.

Thank Virginia M
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

I really like taking my out of town guests to this place for a nice walk around. With the old houses to check out, you can spend better part of a day here.

Thank jasonsH7474DD
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We visted the museum and Pioneer Village on Super Bowl Sunday. The weather was great and we pretty much had the place to our selves. There are all the same great old houses that have been there since we were kids .Plus the Merle Haggard...More

Thank Tanya M
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice historical museum just north of town which can be covered in a couple of hours with an adult entry fee of $10 which is about right. Highlight was the Black Gold exhibit which was very educational and plenty of interactive exhibit for the kids.

Thank Shakamaker
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Good selection of Kern County history and "Black Gold" about Kern County's oil production is worth the price of admission. All about the history and science (geology) and engineering of oil extraction and the modern uses of oil/petroleum/gas.

Thank Nick S
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mjhetzel
December 3, 2017|
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Response from Zootarts | Property representative |
Not sure what they are doing now since they changed management twice this year.
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Judy G
December 22, 2016|
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Response from Zootarts | Property representative |
Sorry I didn't see this in time. We are closed Christmas and New years. But open Christmas eve.
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dichenry
April 24, 2016|
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Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
I don't have a dog, but I believe only service dogs were allowed. I don't remember seeing any dogs while we were walking around
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