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The Great Central Valley

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The area located in the middle of California, marked by San Joaquin to the south and Sacramento to the north.
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“oil wells” (2 reviews)
“cotton” (3 reviews)
“crops” (3 reviews)
Bakersfield, CA
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Reviewed 25 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

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

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

1  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

Thank mini
Reviewed 10 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

Thank worldtraveler267
Reviewed 17 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.

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).

Thank Steven D K
Reviewed 4 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

1  Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Love driving through the California farmlands of America and parts of the World. Many capitals in the Valley of fruits and vegetables. The fields are beautiful! Some great photo ops. Also farm stands with goodies to buy along the way for immediate indulging and future...More

Thank Suzanne7Losangeles
Reviewed 8 May 2015

I grew up here and have recently moved back after a 25 year absence. While it isn't perfect, I think it is a great place to live. Thanks to the fertile soil, about half of the country's food is grown here. That equates to freshness...More

1  Thank Ron P
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