Highlights near Salinas

National Steinbeck Center, A Literary Gem

An offbeat destination for classic American literature buffs. A quaint Main Street in Salinas is a much better intellectual destination than the run down Cannery Row in Monterey. A fabulous museum and bookstore with many short films about the author throughout. Visiting high quality exhibits from places like The Smithsonian share the space. Good films and exhibitions on the areas agriculture helps Californians understand better where much their produce comes from during the current local food craze.

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I did want to get there a couple years ago when I was on a business trip to Monterey but unfortunately had to settle for just Cannery Row and the Steinbeck stuff in Monterey. But it sounds like a good excuse to get back to the area! Thanks for sharing and have a look at my literary haunts wanderlist.


National Steinbeck Center

1 S Main St
Salinas, CA, United States
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