Bakersfield offers a rich history for all to enjoy

3 Jun
The Bakersfield sign many years ago, located on Buck Owens Blvd.

The Bakersfield sign many years ago, located on Buck Owens Blvd.

When people think Bakersfield, they usually don’t think of it as a place where someone could do some quality sight-seeing.   However, Bakersfield is a town of rich history and there is much to see.  The town hosts a variety of buildings that have history and meaning flowing through their foundations.  Farms and dairies are scattered throughout and many of them offer beautiful landscapes for the pleasure of the eye.

Bakersfield is known for its contributions to the farming and dairy communities so someone looking to see the sights in Bakersfield would have to drive by some of these dairy and farm lands.  Kids get a kick out of seeing so many cows and looking at nature is often a great way to find peace.

Another must see for travelers in Bakersfield is the Kern County Museum.  The museum offers an exhibit called Black Gold, which takes a look into the history of oil and how it is created.  The exhibit also gives information to the history of oil in Bakersfield.  Another great exhibit is Pioneer Village which spans across 16 acres of museum property.  The village has over 50 buildings and structures that depict Bakersfield’s history.  Its a great place to take a walk and learn about the story told by Bakersfield over the years.

The Kern County Museum.  Located on 3801 Chester Ave, the museum offers great history on Bakersfield.

The Kern County Museum. Located on 3801 Chester Ave, the museum offers great history on Bakersfield.

When speaking about Bakersfield, one must not forget to mention possibly the most famous place in the town which is Buck Owens Crystal Palace.  Buck Owens is Bakersfield’s own A-list celebrity and he was loved by all but his memory now lives on in the palace…..the house that Buck built.  Buck Owens, the creator of the song “Streets Of Bakersfield,” was a country music star and member of “The Bakersfield Sound” which is a collection of artists such as Buck and Merle Haggard that sing according to a specific style, a style referred to as the Bakersfield sound.  Now the palace is a restaurant and event center and many of Country music’s biggest stars have played there.  These stars include Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Eric Church, and Taylor Swift.  So to travelers in Bakersfield, don’t forget to stop by and grab a bite to eat and take a tour of Buck’s place.

Also on the list of places to visit while in Bakersfield are the Fox Theater, The Padre Hotel, Riverwalk Park, Luigis Restaurant, and the Rabobank Arena.  These places along with many more offer a great Bakersfield atmosphere and have rich histories and stories to tell about the town of Bakersfield.  For more Bakersfield destinations and information visit http://www.virtualtourist.com and search Bakersfield.

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