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National Steinbeck Center

National Steinbeck Center Review

The center's exhibits document the life of Pulitzer- and Nobel-prize winner John Steinbeck and the history of the nearby communities that inspired novels such as East of Eden. Highlights include reproductions of the green pickup-camper from Travels with Charley and of the bunkroom from Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck House, the author's Victorian birthplace, at 132 Central Avenue, is two blocks from the center in a so-so neighborhood. Now a decent lunch spot, it displays memorabilia.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Main St., at Central Ave. Salinas, CA 93901
  • Phone: 831/775–4721
  • Cost: $15
  • Hours: Daily 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Salinas
Updated: 05-20-2013

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