Ridgecrest is a city located in Indian Wells Valley, Kern County, California, United States of America, close to China Lake. Ridgecrest was formerly known as Crumville. In present, Ridgecrest has a population of almost 30.000 residents and an area of 21 square miles. The city, settled in 1912 and incorporated in 1963 is now a company oriented community, thanks to the businesses developing in the area. The city of Ridgecrest is near four mountain ranges that surround it: Sierra Nevada, Cosos, Argus Range and El Paso Mountains. Ridgecrest is the home of Mark Hoppus, a member of Blink 182.
Top Attractions within Ridgecrest
Big and Little Petroglyph Canyons are two landforms on which can be seen Paleo-Indian and Native American petroglyphs, also known as rock art. The canyons have more than 20.000 images and the archaeological resources available within this Ridgecrest attraction are indisputable.
Maturango Museum is located on Las Flores Avenue, in Ridgecrest. The museum features exhibits and displays representing the natural and cultural heritage of the Mojave Desert. If you want to admire large collections of plants, rocks and minerals from the area, this Ridgecrest attraction is the place to go. It is opened since 1975 and it had a great success from the beginning.
Walker Pass is a scenic mountain pass located near Lake Isabella in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, close to Ridgecrest. This is a National Historic Landmark of the area. Walker Pass was used since 1834 and named after Joseph R. Walker, a member of an expedition who found out about this path from the Native Americans.
Mon Reve is an upscale restaurant located in Ridgecrest, on Balsam Street. The food is excellent and most of the dishes belong to the French cuisine. The service is impeccable and the romantic atmosphere is given by the lovely decorations and wonderful music..