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The Central Valley Sights

California Living Museum

  • 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy. Map It
  • Zoo/Aquarium
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

At this combination zoo, botanical garden, and natural-history museum, the emphasis is on the zoo. All animal and plant species displayed are native to the state. Within the reptile house lives every species of rattlesnake found in California. The landscaped grounds—in the hills about a 20-minute drive northeast of Bakersfield—also shelter captive bald eagles, tortoises, coyotes, black bears, and foxes.

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10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy., Hwy. 178 east to Harrell Hwy. north, Bakersfield, California, 93306, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $9
  • Mar.–Oct., daily 9–5; Nov.–Feb., daily 9–4

Updated 05/05/2014


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