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Kern County is a varied place. Inclosing the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley with its rich agricultural lands, sharing the western border with San Luis Obispo County including parts of the Carrizo Plain, the Coastal Range, and oil fields, sharing the eastern border with San Bernardino County including parts of the Mojave Desert and Edwards Air Force Base where the Space Shuttle once landed, sharing the southern border with Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, and sharing the northern border with Kings, Tulare, and Inyo Counties, Kern County has a lot to offer. Other natural wonders include Red Rock Canyon State Park, the Kern River, and parts of Sequoia National Forest. Museums and historic sites range from the Borax Visitor Center, Buena Vista Museum Of Natural History, Fort Tejon State Historic Park, Kern County Museum, Maturango Museum, Shafter Depot, Twenty Mule Team Museum, and West Kern Oil Museum. Bakersfield is the largest city beside Highway 99. Other major highways are Interstate 5, Highway 14, and Highway 58. Railroads cris-cross the county including a famous loop where the railroad climbs the mountains around Tehachapi.

To everything, Kern, Kern, Kern. There is a season, Kern, Kern, Kern. © 2008.

Kern County Places:

Historic and Museums

Borax Visitor Center
Town of Boron
Fort Tejon State Historic Park
Historic Kern County
Kern County Museum
Maturango Museum
Oilworkers Monument
Saxon Aerospace Museum
Shafter Depot
Historic and Museums

The Fort Tropico Mine
Twenty Mule Team Museum and Boron
West Kern Oil Museum
Aerial of Kern County
Edwards Air Force Base
Town of Maricopa
Mike and Annies Penny Bar
Mojave Airport Mothball Aircraft Fleet
Oil Production
Rest Areas

Scenic and Travel
Agricultural Kern County
Agricultural Plant
Highway 166 Rural Kern County
Red Rock Canyon

Theme Parks
Kern County Fair

Zoos, Aquariums, Gardens
Exotic Feline Breeding Compound

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This page last updated: Monday, 29-May-2017 22:58:07 EDT

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