Historic Site in Bakersfield

Cesar E Chavez National Monument

This newly designated national monument, Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, is the national headquarters of the United Farmworkers of America and was the home of civil rights leader César Chávez from 1971 until his dea…
Museum in Bakersfield

Kern County Museum

This museum brings local history to life with a pioneer village of more than 50 restored and replicated buildings (including Merle Haggard's childhood home) and courtyard with beautifully restored vintage neon signs…
Zoo in Bakersfield

California Living Museum

The zoo and botanical gardens showcase over 200 native animals and a rattlesnake house, which has every type of rattler in the state. It’s about a 20-minute drive northeast from downtown Bakersfield.
Landmark in Bakersfield

Five & Dime Antique Mall

Three stories hold vintage wares that date back to at least the same era as the Woolworth building they're housed in. Try to go when the diner is open.