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“The true Steinbeck experience”

National Steinbeck Center
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A celebration and exploration of the well-known author's work through multi-sensory exhibits, priceless artifacts and live theater performances.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

This museum is truly fabulous. Steinbeck grew up just a couple of blocks from here and many of his novels play in Salinas and the Salinas Valley. The film clips of the stories in the displays add a great dimension to the displays.

Thank Monica H
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We had a wonderful time learning about Steinbeck's life and what prompted him to write. Great exhibits for all ages, very well organized. The bookshop has an extensive selection of his work for sale.

Thank Henri C
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Not only seeing a biographical review of Steinbeck but also of California's impact from the migration of people into California as well as their struggle to survive and prosper. Many slices of information on Steinbeck, Salinas Valley and migrants journey.

Thank Joseamel
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

A wonderful mingling of all things Steinbeck. The center was very well planned and would be interesting for all ages. There are some tactile exhibits for kids, but most people there on a Sunday afternoon were adult fans (like me) who wanted to feel a little closer to the man who brought us many hours of reading pleasure.

Thank goodeye_buddy
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

A great experience for a Steinbeck fan. I was with a friend and could have spent way more time there than she wanted. You get a great visual of his life and works.

Thank Linda w
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