Located in the Monterey County town of Salinas, the lettuce capital of the world, this museum is a tribute to Nobel ... More
National Steinbeck Center
Located in the Monterey County town of Salinas, the lettuce capital of the world, this museum is a tribute to Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. A Bay Area native, Steinbeck attended Stanford University in Palo Alto after he graduated from Salinas High School in 1919. His most famous works include Tortilla Flat (1935) and the Pulitzer Prize winner The Grapes of Wrath (1939). His birthplace and childhood home, The Steinbeck House, is two blocks away from the museum. In the cultural center you can see Steinbeck's works, letters and photographs, hear lectures and take tours. It also hosts an annual Steinbeck Festival in honor of the author.
This museum is actually located in two different places, not too far from one another and in the oldest neighborhood
of Monterey. At its primary location in an old adobe, the museum recently exhibited works in Chinese ceramics and ...
With many excellent restaurants, guided tours, and interesting shops, this landmark has something for everybody. Whether you wish to dine
on incredible seafood, go for a whale watching tour, look at historical artifacts, or purchase exotic candy, you can ...
This is one of the best designed aquariums going. A unique feature is the two story tank, home to a
kelp forest in which swim sunfish, sharks, and the occasional diver tasked with squeegeeing the algae off the tank ...