Visiting Ridgecrest

    Ridgecrest is the hub of recreation and tourism for the California High Desert Area. While local residents enjoy what the area has to offer, people come as far as the other side of the globe to see wonders that can't be found anywhere else in the world. Click here for a map of the area.

    Museums & Education

    • Maturango Museum More Info
    • China Lake Museum More Info
    • Historic Rand Mining District More Info
    • Historic USO Building
    • Desert Tortoise Natural Area
    • Exotic Feline Breeding Compound (Rosamond, CA)

    Culture & Entertainment

    • Community Light Opera and Theatre Association (CLOTA)  More Info
    • Desert Community Orchestra Association More Info
    • Indian Wells Valley Concert Association More Info
    • Cerro Coso Community College More Info
    • Four Winds Inter-Tribal Pow Wow More Info
    • Ridgecrest Cinemas (8 Screens) More Info

    Outdoor Recreation

    • Water Sports at Lake Isabella
    • Camping, Hiking, Fishing
    • Ridgecrest Parks and Recreation Department More Info
    • Ridgecrest Skate Park

    Natural Wonders

    • Death Valley National Park More Info
    • Fossil Falls More Info
    • Sequoia National Forest
    • Petroglyphs
    • Trona Pinnacles
    • Robbers Roost
    • Red Rock Canyon State Park
    • Kennedy Meadows

    Recreational Facilities

    • Kerr McGee Center (racketball, basketball, gymnastics)
    • China Lake Golf Course (18 holes)
    • Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Center (MWR) (2 pools, gym, conditioning, aerobics)
    • Cerro Coso Community College (tennis, track, softball)
    • Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort (Death Valley)
    • Sierra Lanes Bowling (32 lanes)
    • Hall Memorial Bowling Lanes (on base)


    • LeRoy Jackson Park
    • James M. Pearson Park
    • Kerr McGee Youth Sports Complex
    • Freedom Park
    • McBride Park
    • Scoeffel Field
    • Skate Park
    • Solar Park
    • Upjohn Park

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