National Steinbeck Center, Salinas

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  • Yes, this is the main reason why I came to Salinas! I enjoyed the museum on a previous visit and made it a point to return. Pay attention to the schedule for special exhibits. A great place to...  more »
  • Every time my husband and I visit the Monterey Peninsula, we always make a point to pay a visit to the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. Since our visit last year, the Center has made many...  more »
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  • Visited from Idaho, I am a huge Steinbeck fan and was so excited to see the exhibits, and it didn't disappoint. Even my 3 and 6 year old kids had a great time. My husband and I had a blast pouring over the used book section in the bookshop. The lady at the kiosk was incredibly friendly and informative, I'm so sorry I don't remember her name, but she was wonderful. This is a wonderful center and a must see for any Steinbeck fan.
  • Have wanted to go for a long time. I enjoyed the little film on Steinbeck's life and reading so many of his quotes and passages. Loved seeing the truck and trailer from Travels with Charley. Forced my daughter and her friend along. Although they insisted they were bored in the movie, they loved all the interactive features and I had a hard time getting them out in the end.

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