Things to Do in Ridgecrest

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Things to Do in Ridgecrest

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  • Anne Marie V
    9 contributions
    Great little museum with lovely helpful staff.
    Interesting displays, nicely marked up and informative, info covering surrounding areas too.
    Interactive, written & taxidermy animals displays. Great little area for children to do their own investigations, and at their level - opening hidden drawers to reveal various interesting things inside.
    Good gift shop, lots of other local info & maps available. Small entrance fee. Art exhibts worth a look too.
    It's not huge but well worth a visit. Good parking, interesting picnic/seating area next to building. If you go quietly up to the museum you ll see lots of 🦎 enjoying the sun!
    Written June 2, 2022
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  • 123jessicav
    Ridgecrest, CA63 contributions
    You don't want to miss some of the world's best Petroglyphs. This is an amazing trip for anyone to take. Just remember you have to sign up for a tour to be able to experience this.
    Written November 5, 2019
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  • Lauren B
    Boston, MA230 contributions
    Really worth a trip to see the tools that make this country great. Plenty of planes to see and plenty of good stuff indoors.
    Written March 4, 2018
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  • mctraps
    Inyokern21 contributions
    Go to ride your mountain bike or to hike the ridge trails. Panoramic views from the ridges. great trails to walk with friends or take you dog out for the morning. Really great bicycle trails developed by years of rides by the locals. Home to the former Ridgecrest Desert Classic mountain bike race. Once voted Race of the Year by NORBA, noted for its great riding area and great local organization
    Written January 23, 2018
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  • JimmyJackk
    San Marcos, CA5,116 contributions
    Small park near the China Lake Museum. Free to enter and has basically a self guided tour. Worth a look at the history of the Petroglyphs.
    Written October 26, 2019
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  • Loren K
    3 contributions
    I do business in Ridgecrest and Ridgecrest Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has been my goto place for area information. They have a friendly and knowledgeable staff and lots of local publications. They cover. Lots of the surrounding desert, including Death Valley. Great contact for travelers as well.
    Written April 17, 2017
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  • DaytonWoman
    Dayton, OH172 contributions
    There is only 1 area that I remember that could give shade to these poor animals. Honestly, there were several times we thought that a horse, or 2, or 3 were dead in the corrals. Was glad there were only 2 burro at the time. I wish we could have found information on the reason for them capturing these beautiful animals and then fencing them off in the heat!
    Written August 3, 2020
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  • marros1960
    Ridgecrest, CA176 contributions
    We decided to make this small trip while our house was undergoing an open house. Our 2 dogs were with us and they didn't mind the bumps or twists.
    There are some awesome valley views just make sure that if you stop that you do so safely.
    The reminders of the past few years fires are all around you - it's, actually, hauntingly beautiful but a clear reminder to be very careful should you start a campfire.
    There is a camp ground close to Nine Mile Canyon Rd.
    Written August 17, 2017
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  • kathy8020
    Ridgecrest, CA3 contributions
    Not just books. Has artisan soaps and great gift and health products. Must visit when in town. A friendly female run business with great selection of items from local area and hard to find items!
    Written January 15, 2019
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  • Matt
    Leonardtown, MD3 contributions
    Required for any visit to China Lake. This excellent museum, which is still being constructed, has great exhibits. They tell of the station's founding for Naval Ordinance Test, and of its growth throughout the years. Come learn the story of Naval Air Dominance as told by the engineers, airmen, scientists, and sailors at China Lake!

    P.S.

    Check out the gift shop!
    Written October 1, 2021
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  • Katie S
    Ridgecrest, CA14 contributions
    Mexican quisine with some American thrown in. Great buffet, reasonably priced, with room for large parties.
    Written June 15, 2016
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  • Lazarus101
    London, UK12 contributions
    We came into town from Death Valley looking for a place to relax and luckily we found this place...

    The bartender was so friendly and made the end of our day, the other customers were welcoming as well.

    Don’t be put off by the drive off the main road! Also the shuffle board was a nice touch.
    Written October 24, 2017
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  • Phelps815
    Portsmouth, NH25 contributions
    The hotel referred us to this place for dinner, it had delicious beef brisket, the bartender Susan is absolutely the best, we are going back again tonight for another meal and drinks .

    Prices very reasonable power portions are huge everything is fresh and they pour the best drink in town. Spoke with many of the crowds in the bar, and I just have to say one of the best people people I’ve ever met !!
    Written February 26, 2020
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  • maria
    1 contribution
    owner was rude and not polite. products are cheap and not good quality. i do not recommend this place.
    Written May 30, 2020
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  • Nina T
    Ridgecrest, CA19 contributions
    I have gotten to know Maggi from people at work. They referred her to me for her work and pricing. I have been going to Maggi for about two years off and on. Maggi's schedule is flexible to accommodate my hectic schedule. I always feel relaxed and comfortable in her care. This is a home-based business, and I love to support local/home-based businesses.
    Written June 28, 2018
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