The Tehachapi area is defined and delineated by its mountains. Valleys in the Tehachapi Mountains tend to be bowl valleys, ringed by mountain ridges on all sides, rather than open ended V-shaped notch valleys. Our mountains surround us, they help determine our weather, and they are a perpetu…

The town of Tehachapi has shared its history with the old Southern Pacific Railroad, since the construction of the railroad line through the region connected Los Angeles and the Bay Area in 1876.

Observers from around the world come to Tehachapi specifically to witness the most heavily trafficked single-track main line in the country and the engineering marvel that is the Tehachapi Loop.

The National Cesar Chavez Center is located in the hills of Keene, about 10 miles west of Tehachapi along Highway 58. It was donated by the Cesar Chavez Foundation to the federal government.

There are 270 state parks in the California State Park system, and one of the most protected and exclusive is located here in Tehachapi. Known as Tomo- Kahni State Historic Park, it was established in December 1993 to preserve ancient village and ceremonial sites of the Kawaiisu (Nüwa) India…

Among the many unique attractions Tehachapi has to offer are three museums that stand as testimonies to the commitment and dedication of the many volunteer docents who have, throughout the years, put their blood, sweat and tears into the careful preservation of the town's history and artifacts.

The town of Tehachapi has shared its history with the old Southern Pacific Railroad, since the construction of the railroad line through the region connected Los Angeles and the Bay Area in 1876.