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“Very Informative and Still Growing”

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 December 7, 2013

During our stay in Salinas we were in Oldtown Salinas and visited the Steinbeck Center. I was very excited about this tour as I am an avid reader and Steinbeck's writings were literature choices throughout my education. I was not disappointed. The Center is full of artifacts and visual as well as audio exhibits about John Steinbeck - his life and literary career. The Gift shop had almost if not all of Steinbeck's writings on hand for purchase and other neat little curios. One of the guides advised that the museum is relatively new and is planning to make additions to its current set of displays. A must see as you tour the city of Salinas...

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

For $14.95 (AAA members pay $1 less), it's not worth it. I was quite disappointed...there's definitely a lot to read but for almost $15 I expect a lot more.

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

The exhibits are delightfully interactive and captivating, good for old and young alike. Makes me want to read his books all over again!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Don't miss the National Steinbeck Center if you are in the Salinas area! It is a wonderful introduction to the man and his work. It is kid-friendly but also very interesting to adults. Be sure to see the short introductory video.

Thank Anne H
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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

A Great Opportunity to Learn more about the Salinas Valley and Adjoining Area, A Good Family Destination

Thank Paul W
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