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Bakersfield, California Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Bakersfield and the surrounding area. Town spawned in the Gold Rush era, crowned with oil pumps from the next rush, grown to a large Central Valley city. Bakersfield's proximity to I-5 and Hwy 99 make it a frequent stop for roadside attraction fans -- especially if seeking a Muffler Man or a building shaped like a shoe.

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