As huge fan of Buck Owens and other Bakersfield musicians, I was really looking forward to stopping in here enroute to L.A. I was disappointed to find that the restaurant was closed, as I got there too early. With it being Buck Owens' place in Bakersfield, I had envisioned it being busy throughout the day, but if you get there before 5 pm, nothing is happening. The dining hall and stage are in the middle of what serves as the museum, so be sure to go at dinner time when you can view the artifacts for free. I paid the $5 entrance and was pretty disappointed. Standard Hard Rock Cafe stuff. We were the only ones there, and it felt like we were wandering through a closed restaurant. I kept expecting someone to confront me and ask me what I was doing in there! His big old Cadillac was cool to see. I would have liked to see something along the lines of a video presentation or at least some written material on the life and times of the great man. Just a lot of photos of him with celebrities, every plaque or letter of appreciation ever given to him must be hanging on those walls. Some guitars and gold record displays, a few Nudie suits. They didn't even have any Buck Owens tunes playing in the place. I'm sure I would have had a different opinion had I attended a concert and/or had dinner there. It looks like it would be a fun place to do that. But as a museum, not so much.