- Our list of the best things to do in Bakersfield, California, features the top 30 nearby activities — including 5 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Bakersfield, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, Amusement, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 30 things to do within the city of Bakersfield, CA
3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 MoreLess Info
Interpretive exhibits and artifacts concerning life of those who lived in the local area are on display at the Kern County Museum. Along with the cultural artifacts, there are 56 historical buildings situated along 16 acres of landscaped grounds.
90% 182 votes
10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93306 MoreLess Info
Situated in a landscaped park-like setting, the California Area Living Museum (CALM) is essentially a zoo. There are several outdoor animal exhibits along with a reptile house, picnic tables, and gift shop with snacks.
80% 123 votes
1001 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 MoreLess Info
Owned by the City of Bakersfield, the Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center serves as the home of the Bakersfield Condors hockey team. The venue also hosts family shows, community events, and concerts.
Outdoor activities are held at Murray Family Farms throughout most of the year with seasonal events conducted frequently. In addition to a focus on tourism, the farms maintain their own on-site market with fresh produce.
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2018 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 MoreLess Info
Multiple subject areas are covered by the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, including biology, geology, anthropology, astronomy, anatomy, paleontology, and archeology. The museum also offers lectures, workshops, and seasonal science camps.
From kayaking to gold panning, River's End Rafting has an activity for water-lovers of all ages. Rafting exhibitions are hosted and can suitable for most water levels. There is also an adventure camp for younger children.