Introduction to McFarland, California
McFarland, California, in Kern county, is 24 miles NW of Bakersfield, California and 80 miles SE of Fresno, California. The city is included in the Bakersfield metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 9,618 people lived in McFarland.
McFarland was founded by J.B. McFarland. The first European to visit the area was Commander Don Pedro Fages. It became a part of the United States in 1848.
McFarland and nearby Attractions
- Wasco Historical Museum
- Shafter Depot Museum
- Kern National Wildlife Refuge
- Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
- Kern County Museum
- Pixley National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In McFarland
The Shafter Depot Museum, the Wasco Historical Museum, the Kern County Museum and the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park are popular local museums. The Kern National Wildlife Refuge and the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge are accessible from McFarland as well. McFarland Park is the local park.
Air transportation is available from Fresno Yosemite International Airport.
McFarland Higher Education
Bakersfield College, Porterville College and California State University-Bakersfield are some of the local colleges and universities.