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I love this area, desert and all. Took a drive recently and marveled at the new oil wells and... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Bakersfield, Ca
How many crops can you name?

We were having fun trying to identify every crop we passed in the central valley, and for some we... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Riverside, California
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The area located in the middle of California, marked by San Joaquin to the south and Sacramento to the north.
Bakersfield, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove across the valley initially from Napa to Groveland, then down to Mariposa, Fresno and Bakersfield and back to LA and was amazed at the scope and size of this area, the amount of crops being grown and the diversity of the crops. You lose...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Very diverse agricultural, economic and environment for wildlife. Much of nations food supply and Kern County is largest oil producer in state. Flora and fauna of all types available for viewing

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J8922ZWjackg
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I love this area, desert and all. Took a drive recently and marveled at the new oil wells and newer plantings of trees. Surprised that life is going on, during negative media events. The trees were at different ages, babies and newer ones ready to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank bakersfieldmom78
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Was just passing through on my way to some photog appointments, so really only shot a few pics out my window. Sure wish I had more time to linger in the gloriously irrigated lushness, as this area reminds me of a time I lived in...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank TiffMateas
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We were having fun trying to identify every crop we passed in the central valley, and for some we pulled off to get a closer look: grapes, corn, strawberries, cotton, spinach, carrots, oranges, etc. We gave up on some nut trees we couldn't identify. There's...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We have driven through the Great Central Valley several times. This is where I-5 is. Its more than that however. It is an important agricultural and cattle raising area. It also has several wildlife viewing areas. We also like several of the cities. These cities...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank mini
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

The Central Valley has endless farming and dairy fields, and there are freeways that run through it allowing you to see them. It is one of the most unique places in the world, and a lot of food is produced here. I love to live...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank worldtraveler267
Reviewed 16 November 2015

This is a center for oil and agriculture. Bakersfield has grown up. It has over 385000 people, excellent restaurants and some special ones. Shopping is improving.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank FairwayFound
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We travel through and around the Great Central Valley often because we live here! It is the breadbasket of the world. The roads to the beaches, mountains, and deserts runs through it. A great place to live (except for the air quality, at times).

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Steven D K
Reviewed 3 August 2015

I spent my earliest years in the Valley; lived in an agricultural setting, though my family weren't farmers. I learned at an early age how important the Valley was in terms of the massive amount of food that it produced to feed our Country. I...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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