From the time any youngster in the area can remember, this resounding question is being called out. The answer is never given, but a laugh always responds.
China Lake is the naval station for the nation's largest test, research and development facility and the city that supports this base is Ridgecrest. Today, with a large influx of young professionals being recruited to the area from across the county, the question has become something of a mockery.
What is there to do in Ridgecrest?
Any unenthusiastic person can tell you, nothing. This simply is not the case. Around every corner is a wild area to discover, a small shop to delight or entertainment to be had.
One might enjoy a day trip to one of the nearby natural wonders like Fossil Falls, or Death Valley. Or experience history of ancient civilizations through a petroglyph tour to one of the best displays of petroglyph in the northern hemisphere.
Interested in more modern American history? Well, there is plenty of that too. From the Manzanar National Historical Site where Japanese Americans were held during WWII, to the China Lake Museum housing the technical developments of generations of China Lake employees.
Come explore the High Desert and experience all these communities have to offer.
For more information check out the Ridgecrest Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website.