Bakersfield is a city in the Kern County of California and is known for its agriculture and oil production. The city has many refining, natural gas extraction and food processing industries. Bakersfield is also the birthplace of Bakersfield sound, a country music genre. Places to visit in Bakersfield include Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield Museum of Science and California Living Museum, a zoo that houses many rare and endangered species of animals from around the world. Some of the things to do in Bakersfield are visiting Kern County Museum, a lush 16-acre exhibit displaying log cabins from the 18th century, Victorian era homes, to the 20th century schools, gas stations, and jails; head out to Rabobank Arena to catch on the latest sport events, concerts, and circuses, Most local bars around the city will play live music.
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