The Monterey Bay Area Sights

National Steinbeck Center

  • 1 Main St. Map It
  • Salinas

Updated 05/08/2015

Fodor's 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 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.

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1 Main St., at Central Ave., Salinas, California, 93901, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $15
  • Daily 10–5

Updated 05/08/2015


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