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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Salinas
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
Owner description: The Monterey Peninsula's love affair with world-class racing traces its beginnings to the inaugural running of the Pebble... more » Owner description: The Monterey Peninsula's love affair with world-class racing traces its beginnings to the inaugural running of the Pebble Beach Road Races in 1950. Those sports car events quickly outgrew the public roads of the Del Monte Forest and a beautiful new road facility was born on November 9, 1957.Since then, Monterey has been visited by some of the most prestigious racers in history; Roger Penske, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Kenny Roberts, Bobby Rahal, Wayne Rainey and Valentino Rossi to name a few. The late 60's and 1970's may be remembered as the "Can-Am Years," but it was also the debut of Trans Am, IMSA and AMA motorcycles. CART Indy Car racing and Grand Prix Motorcycling put their stamp on the track in the 80's and 90's. More recently, the huge evolution MotoGP has created a phenomenal global following for the track.Today, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts five world-class race weekends each season, with elite road racing series from around the world visiting the Monterey Peninsula every year. « less
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Salinas
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: A celebration and exploration of the well-known author's work through multi-sensory exhibits, priceless artifacts and live... more » Owner description: A celebration and exploration of the well-known author's work through multi-sensory exhibits, priceless artifacts and live theater performances. « less
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Salinas
Category: Parks; Biking Trails; Hiking Trails; Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Salinas
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
Owner description: The boyhood home of John Steinbeck is primarily a restaurant, but summertime tours are also available on Sundays 1-3pm,... more » Owner description: The boyhood home of John Steinbeck is primarily a restaurant, but summertime tours are also available on Sundays 1-3pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day. The house also includes the Best Cellar Gift Shop, offering Steinbeck books and unique gift items. « less
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Salinas
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks

Tatum's Garden is an all-inclusive, totally accessible playground in Salinas. Built with donated materials, labor and services, it is a true testament to the community spirit of... more »

Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Salinas
Category: Zoos
Take a Walk on the Wild Side! Visit Wild Things exotic animal facility and see a collection of over 100 animals.
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Ranked #7 of 11 attractions in Salinas
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #8 of 11 attractions in Salinas
Category: Antique Shops; Historic Walking Areas

Frist Fridays Art Walk takes place in Oldtown Salinas on the first Friday of every month.  There are about fifty venues with live music, artist receptions, dance performances... more »

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Ranked #9 of 11 attractions in Salinas
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: This working farm is also an agricultural education center, demonstration farm, produce stand and recreation destination. You... more » Owner description: This working farm is also an agricultural education center, demonstration farm, produce stand and recreation destination. You can pick your own vegetables, see the animals, learn or just shop in the farmstand. « less
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Ranked #10 of 11 attractions in Salinas
Category: Educational Sites; Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
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Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums

Visit the Águila Cultural Center at 34 Central Avenue (between the Steinbeck Center and the Steinbeck House). Telephone, 794-0006. This museum in a beautiful house contains a... more »

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