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The big ant sculpture.

Giant Ant

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Bakersfield, California

Murray Family Farms is a traveler's oasis on the Hwy 58 downslope from Tehachapi Pass. Families pile out of their brake-weary vehicles to use the rest rooms, peruse the store and load up on fruit, jellies, nuts, and beverages.

Aside from the free store, Murray Family Farms offers a couple of paid activities. The farm attraction offers hay wagon rides across 43 acres of crops. The outdoor farm adventure area for kids features a petting zoo, live ant farm, "Talking Pipes," and assorted activities. A large ant, visible from the parking lot, has been fashioned from old tanks and painted red.

Giant Ant

Murray Family Farms

6700 General Beale Rd, Bakersfield, CA
Hwy 58, on the westbound side as you enter the valley from Tehachapi Pass.
Gates open 8-8 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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