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Best Family Entertainment

CALM Zoo 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway 661-872-2256

Situated on 14 acres a few miles east of Bakersfield, the California Living Museum is a one-of-a-kind getaway into nature. It’s a destination famous for its wide variety of wildlife, rehabilitation efforts and special events, such as Holiday Lights. Come join the zoo experience. • We house and care for almost 100 species of unreleasable animals. • Our oldest animal is our tortoise, which is nearly 60 years old. • Last year, we averaged 77,000 visitors to the zoo and 50,000 to Holiday Lights. • Future goals for us include opening our “Coast Room” Touch Tank and jellyfish breeding exhibits. – Lana Fain, zoo director


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Best Community Theater

Gaslight Melodrama 12748 Jomani Drive • 661-587-3377 •

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Gaslight Melodrama Theatre and Music Hall remains one of Bakersfield’s most beloved places to see family friendly shows, experience live stage acting, cheer the hero and boo the villain! • We’re one of just three professional melodrama theaters in all of California.

Best Annual Event

Best Kids/Family Entertainment

Winner CALM Holiday Lights Favorite The Kern County Fair Favorite Relay for Life

Winner CALM- California Living Museum Favorite Rush Air Sports Favorite Maya Cinemas

Best Community Theater

Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests

Winner The Gaslight Melodrama Favorite Stars Theatre Favorite The Empty Space

Best Golf Course Winner Seven Oaks Country Club Favorite Stockdale Country Club Favorite Bakersfield Country Club

May 2016

• We usually develop and show six productions a year. • The theater capacity is 145 people. • The writers of all our plays are our artistic director Michael Prince and our musical director Warren Dobson. – Lina Larma, owner

Winner Dewar's Favorite Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace Favorite Wool Growers Restaurant

Bakersfield Life Magazine May 2016  
Bakersfield Life Magazine May 2016