Father Garces Statue, Bakersfield

Father Garces Statue, Bakersfield

The Father Garces Statue was erected in honor of American missionary and traveler Francisco Garces (1738–1781). This limestone statue, designed by regional artist John Palo-Kangas in 1939, stands at the traffic circle on US 99. More than 20 feet tall, the statue was designed in the Modern style. The pedestal bears a plaque declaring the statue a Historic Landmark.

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Father Garces Statue on Map

Sight Name: Father Garces Statue
Sight Location: Bakersfield, USA (See walking tours in Bakersfield)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Bakersfield, California

Create Your Own Walk in Bakersfield

Create Your Own Walk in Bakersfield

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bakersfield is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Bakersfield Introduction Walking Tour

Bakersfield Introduction Walking Tour

Colonel Thomas Baker established the city now known as Bakersfield in 1863. His small original settlement has developed into one of the largest cities in California. There are many notable landmarks in downtown Bakersfield that highlight the cultural and historic significance of the city. Take this self-guided tour to get acquainted with the beautiful monuments, parks, and cultural venues spread...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Bakersfield Historical Buildings Tour

Bakersfield Historical Buildings Tour

Many buildings in Bakersfield were damaged during the earthquake of 1952. Fortunately, many of them have since been carefully restored and preserved. Take this tour to explore Bakersfield's past by visiting some the city's buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places or as Historic Sites in Kern County.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles