Best Landmarks in Bakersfield, CA

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Bakersfield, CA. How do we actually find the most highly rated landmark? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


1930 R Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Since 1956

Museum, Exhibitions, Educational Programs, Events, Rentals Facility, Group Tours, Gift Shop, Kids Programs, Teens Programs, Adults Programs, Outreach Programs, Perservation, Permanent Collection & Art Parties

Members, Children 5 and under: Free Admission - Each year, thousands of Kern County residents receive a guided tour through the Museum’s four galleries - It is 17,400 square feet (1,620 m2)

Price: Adults: $10 & Students/Seniors: $5

Tue - Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wed : 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun & Mon : Closed

This museum is small but mighty! They have wonderful exhibits that change with the seasons. My husband I love going on the opening nights for their new exhibits. They draw in awesome artists to showcase. They also serve drinks and it makes for the start of a lovely date night. Plus, it almost feels like you have left this small town and gone to the city for a night! A friend and I also attended Art Mix this past year. It was a great event that was very well organized!
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2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Since 1995

Museum, School Field Trips, Geology Field Trips, Sharktooth Hill Digs, Programs, Science Summer Camp, Paleo Lab, Classroom, Research Library, Repository, Workshop, Collection, Buildings, Trails, Public Education & Group Tour

2 and younger Free Admission - All BVMNH members receive free admission at CALM with ID - All CALM Members receive free admission (with ID) at Buena Vista Museum of Natural History on any regular business day

Price: Adults $8, Child/Student w/ID $4 for children ages 3-11, Students (with ID) & Seniors (55 older) $6

Thu - Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mon - Wed : Closed

Family friendly museum that focuses on animals and indigenous people local to the area, dating back 15M years! Full articulated fossils from the Miocene era, when Bakersfield was under the sea! Museum staff are very personable and welcoming. They also run Paleo Digs to Sharktooth Hill and in my opinion, provide the best dig experience! Knowledgeable docents, ever ready to help in technique and identification, homemade cookies, and after dig dinner gathering, can't wait till we come dig again!
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2800 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Since 1996

Museum, Steakhouse, Music Hall, Palace, Nightclub, Bar, Restaurant, Landmark, Historical Building, Observation Deck, Guided Tour, Meeting, Group Events, Educational Programs, Corporate, Wedding, Reception, Dinner Party, Social Event & Facility Rentals

Capacity: 550 - The Crystal Palace is designed in the Western Revival style a style that resembles buildings from the 19th-century American Old West

Tue - Thu : 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fri - Sat : 11:00 am - 12:00 am, 5:00 pm - 12:00 am Sun : 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

I took my wife to Crystal Palace for Valentine's dinner. I made a reservation in advance. When we arrived there was a sea of hostesses waiting to seat people. This was sure to be a busy night and I was prepared for a wait. It never happened. We were promptly seated. Our server Krista was so good I left her a tip that was about 30%. We both had filet mignon that was properly cooked. We also had shrimp scampi and a Butterfinger pie for dessert. Dinner was amazing.
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