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Directions & Parking

Buena Vista Museum is conveniently located in downtown Bakersfield on Chester Avenue between 20th St. and 21st St. The museum is easy to access by car, public transportation or bike. The main entrance is located on the west side of the building


2018 Chester Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93301 


Free, 90 minute (no time limit Sundays) parking for the museum is available on Chester Ave. and adjacent streets. Free parking for the first two hours is also available about five blocks away in the City of Bakersfield's enclosed parking structure at 18th St. and Eye St.


The Downtown Transit Center is conveniently located only one block north of the museum and serves both Golden Empire Transit (GET) and Kern Transit.

Visit GET or Visit Kern Transit to plan your trip.


BVM is located a short distance from the Bakersfield Amtrack station (BFD). The BFD station is part of the "San Joaquins" route which connects Bakersfield to Sacramento and the Bay Area. For more info, visit Amtrack to plan your trip.

Things to do Nearby

Buena Vista Museum is located near restaurants, antique shops, live theater, music venues, other museums, and hotel rooms. "Visit Bakersfield" can help you plan your stay in California’s ninth largest city.

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