Looking for the top attractions in Bakersfield? Look no further; whether you're seeking something to do that offers education, recreation, or tons of fun, we've got the attraction for you. Select one of our favorite spots in the city and discover museums, orchestras, musicians, plays and plenty more.
Visit the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
, the only museum in central California with mind stimulating exhibits and attractions in anatomy, astronomy and anthropology. Travel across 20,000-square-feet of museum space to discover rare and one-of-a-kind, 14-million-year-old fossilized specimens found locally at Shark Hill bone bed.
Address: 2018 Chester Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 - MAP
Phone: (661) 324-6350
Enjoy the sweeping sounds of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra
. Delight to the symphonic sounds of the sixty to eighty member professional orchestra, as they perform concertos like Beethoven and Brahms under the direction of Maestro John Farrer. Farrer is in his 36th year as Musical Director of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra.
Address: 1328 34th St #a Bakersfield, CA 93301 - MAP
Phone: (661) 323-7928
Immerse yourself in the world of art at the Bakersfield Museum of Art
. Stroll through the museum's galleries to see permanent and traveling art collections from renowned regional artists, and wander through the museum's outdoor sculpture gardens to see beautiful still works of art. Check into calendar events like the 13th Annual Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival.
Address: 1930 R Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 - MAP
Phone: (661) 323-7219
Travel back in time at The Kern County Museum
in Bakersfield. Step inside the pioneer village attraction, situated across 16 acres with over 50 authentic buildings collected from around the county. The buildings presented are related to life in the 19th century, and include an adobe house, bank, barn, blacksmith shop, harness shop, hospital and more.
Address: 3801 Chester Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 - MAP
Phone: (661) 852-5000
Calm your wild interest at the California Living Museum
, known by locals as CALM, the state's premier native zoo and garden. Discover a wild kingdom adventure teeming with animals, plants, fossils, artifacts, and attractions ready to capture a wild amount of respect for all living things through education, recreation, and conservation.
Address: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93306 - MAP
Phone: (661) 872-2256
Big entertainment and attractions stop at The Fox Theater
, Bakersfield's premier hub for world-class performing arts, concerts, and movies. Get your ticket to front row events like Billy Idol, B.B. King, Gordon Lightfoot, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, Tina Marie Adult Hypnotist Show, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Address: 2001 H Street Bakersfield, CA 93301 - MAP
Phone: (661) 324-1369
Off Broadway attractions hit the stage at the Bakersfield Music Theatre
. Come see fantastic Broadway musicals performed by the brightest local talent who love their craft and their community. You'll sing, you'll laugh, and you'll enjoy watching great Broadway smash hits like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown.
Phone: (661) 325-6100
The LA Lakers, Santana, and Disney on Ice have performed at the Rabobank Arena Theater and Convention Center
. Join 10,000 fans in Bakersfield's top venue for premier concerts, sporting events, live entertainment and attractions. The arena is home to the Bakersfield Condors ice hockey team and the California State University Bakersfield Roadrunners basketball team.
Address:1001 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, CA 93301 - MAP
Phone: (661) 852-7300