I dragged visiting this place in the first place but since this seems to be the ONLY thing to do in Salinas, we went yesterday. We had lunch first at the Steinbeck House, then proceed to the Steinbeck National Center. $10.75 adult admission.
Since it was the day after the Labor Day weekend, there was practically no one so it was very relaxing. The Center captures the history and culture of the Salinas Valley, plus a big chunk about John Steinbeck of course.
All the exhibitions were done very nicely (big and lively) and it was not boring like some museums. We not only learn about John Steinbeck but also the area's climate, economy, agricultural aspects, weather, and past and future socio-economical challenges. It definitely make one respect Salinas and the area a lot more.
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