Cultural Tour activities in California
The Integratron is worth a visit. The story is that visitors from Venus arrived in a flying saucer and told former aerospace engineer George van Tassel of a process for cell rejuvenation involving a dome based on principles of sacred geometry. He began work on it in 1953, calling the dome at once a time machine, a rejuvenation machine and an anti-gravity device.
There's no documentation of its actually achieving any of that, but the draw today is 30-minute 'sound baths', in which docents stroke crystal bowls under the acoustically perfect dome; many visitors report an out-of-body experience, so maybe van Tassel realized his goal after all.
It's amazing how much history there is everywhere you turn. Old Town Kern, east of downtown around Baker and Sumner Sts, is a district that, while currently decaying, was once vibrant and bustling. The Bakersfield Historic Preservation Commission has put together walking tour brochures covering Old Town Kern as well as Bakersfield's historic downtown.