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From Bakersfield: Take Hwy 99 South to Hwy 119 (Taft Highway) and proceed West/South West for about 30 miles passing over Interstate 5, the California Aqueduct and over part of the Elk Hills oil field to Taft.  Follow Hwy 119 through the stoplight and over the old railroad tracks to Wood Street.  Turn right onto Wood St. and look for the Oil Museum Parking sign.

From Los Angeles: Take Interstate 5 North past the I-5/Hwy 99 split to Highway 166.  (If you miss Hwy 166, proceed to Hwy 119 and follow above instructions.)   Take Hwy 166 West about 20 miles to Maricopa. At the stop sign in Maricopa, turn right onto Hwy 33.  Proceed approximately 7 miles to Wood St.   Wood street will be the first paved left turn coming into Taft.  Turn left onto Wood St. and look for the Oil Museum Parking sign.

From Santa Maria: Take Highway 166 East about 68 miles to Maricopa.   At the stop sign in Maricopa, turn left onto Hwy 33.  Proceed approximately 7 miles to Wood St.  Wood street will be the first paved left turn coming into Taft.   Turn left onto Wood St. and look for the Oil Museum Parking sign.

From Paso Robles: Take Highway 46 East about 50 miles to Highway 33 (Blackwell's Corner).  Turn right onto Hwy 33 and go about 40 miles to Taft.   Proceed through the stoplight, 2 stops signs and  follow the road as it curves past the hospital and merges with Hwy 119.  Cross over the old railroad tracks to Wood Street.  Turn right onto Wood St and look for the Oil Museum Parking sign.