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Bakersfield, CA

About BakersfieldBakersfield, near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, is an important shipping and marketing center for oil, natural gas and farm products. It also is known as the West Coast’s Country and Western music capital, from which Merle Haggard hailed and to which Buck Owens moved and opened a nightclub, the Crystal Palace.

Each October, the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, takes place at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in nearby McFarland; phone (661) 327-4661 for general information or (800) 884-6472 for ticket information.

Visitor Centers Visit Bakersfield 515 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301. Phone:(661)852-7282 or (866)425-7353

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Bakersfield, CA

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Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield

5101 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bakersfield

3100 Camino Del Rio Ct. Bakersfield, CA 93308

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The Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center

801 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301

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Best Western Plus Hill House

700 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301

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