Best Places To See in Bakersfield, CA

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Bakersfield, CA. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? 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!


10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306

Since 1983

Zoo, Garden, Gift Shop, Animals, Events, Education, Recreation, Conservation, Research, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Group Events, Rehabilitation, Entertainment, Dining, Animal Exhibits, Plan Your Event, Gift Shop/Shop Online, Stores, Family Learning & Group Learning

Children under 3: Free Admission - Group rates are available with a minimum 1-2 week advanced reservation for groups of 20+ - Provides education to more than 13,000 Kern County school children annually through on-site programs

Price: Adults $9, Seniors (60+) $7 & Children (3-12) $5

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is the awesome zoo in Bakersfield. Plenty of animals for the families to enjoy. Most of the animals here are California Native animals. They also have mini-train that the kids can ride with their parents. Animals that the kids can feed and pet. CALM throws the best holiday lights during Christmas season. They also have a Halloween event that is said to be much safer than trick or treat. At Christmas time, we always look forward to seeing the lights, eating popcorn and drinking hot chocolate
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3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Since 1941

Museum, Educational Programs, Group Tours, Museum Shop, Dining Options, Exhibitions, Author Programs, School Tours, Programs, Science and Art Camps, Building, Group Tours, Collections, Preservation, Birthday Parties, Rental Facility, Gift Shop, Maintenance of the Grounds & Artifacts

Museum Members & Children 2 and under: Free Admission - Thousands of historical and cultural artifacts are displayed in more than 56 historic buildings on 16 beautifully landscaped acres

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

We were in Bakersfield for 2 days in April 2016 and found this gem ... an historic village of original homes that have been relocated within this large park environment. Gina greeted us and gave us a quick review of what we would be seeing. Gina was so enthusiastic and we were caught up in her description of the buildings. She even gave us an informative tour of two of the houses.
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1001 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Since 1999

Theater, Sports Venue, Stadium, Concert Venue, Individual Tickets, Group Sales, Seating Charts, Box Office, Suites, Premium Seating, Business Opportunities, Convention Center, Building, Educational Programs, Western Athletic Conference & Basketball Games

The arena seats 6,400 for half-house shows and up to 10,225 for center stage and end-stage shows - The arena floor measures 17,000 square feet of total space

Mon - Fri : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sat : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun : Closed

I am working here in early February with The Bakersfield Symphony. This hall seats about 2,500 people. The way the seating is set up, even the cheap seats are still pretty close to the action without obstructions to your view. The seating, although not new, is pretty comfortable with leg room for a big guy like me. If you are a large person, try to get one of the aisle seats. The acoustics must be pretty good as the Symphony gets a standing ovation every time I play here.
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