- Our list of the best things to do in Ridgecrest, California, features the top 14 nearby activities — including 4 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Ridgecrest, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, and Adventures.
- The results below include the top 13 things to do within the city of Ridgecrest, CA
The Maturango Museum celebrates the culture and natural history of the Mohave Desert, Death Valley and the famed Cosos Mountain petroglyphs. Exhibits include paleontological collections, early Californian artifacts and the Sylvia Winslow art gallery.
China Lake Naval Weapons Center is the largest naval research area in the U.S. The center allows visitors to tour the area and view the aircraft and weaponry on site as well as offering limited tours to view the areas local petroglyphs.
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100 East Las Flores Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 MoreLess Info
Maturango Museum of Indian Wells Valley features many revolving exhibits and permanent collections involving local geology and native history. They also have gardens and a gift shop, and host many educational and cultural events.
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At China Lake Naval Weapons Center, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 MoreLess Info
The Coso Range Petroglyphs are located among the canyons of the Coso Range at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station. The petroglyphs are works of rock art, and more than 6000 are available for visitors to see.
Rainbow Basin Natural Area features multicolored rock formations, scenic canyons and desert wildlife like tortoises and birds. Visitors there can enjoy hiking, backpacking, photography, sightseeing, horseback riding and camping at their campground.
A scenic hiking trail that stretches through desert terrain, Rademacher Hills Trail spans around eight and a half miles. The trail is also open for horseback riders and mountain bikers, and different segments have different levels of difficulty.