Drawing from the works of John Steinbeck,

The National Steinbeck Center is dedicated to Steinbeck’s creative legacy: to participate, to inspire, to educate, and to understand one another.

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Explore Salinas
& Beyond

Located in the heart of historic Oldtown Salinas, the National Steinbeck Center serves as a great point of entry into the rest of beautiful Steinbeck Country. Oldtown Salinas is home to several historical buildings, along with amazing restaurant and coffee shops. There is much to discover just beyond Salinas as well…

The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.


1 Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 775-4721