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National Steinbeck Center

(Educational attractions)
1 Main St Salinas, CA, 93901
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831.775.4721
http://www.steinbeck.org/

Discount:

10% off admission.

Restrictions:

Discount does not apply to museum store (discount is off admission).

Description:

ABOUT THE HER HELMET THURSDAYS PROJECT:
Businesses and organizations participating in HER Helmet Thursdays help HER / Mother Earth by providing discounts on Thursdays for people who bike. A long-term project with no scheduled end-date, HER Helmet Thursdays was launched in 2009 in Monterey County, California as a public service. NOTE: When participating businesses and organizations sign up, they are provided a staff reference sheet. Many have frequent staff changes. Just in case a staff person on duty isn't familiar with this long-term project, it may be helpful to have the listing for that location pulled up on your mobile phone screen (or print a copy of their listing to take along), so you're prepared to kindly show their listing.
Before claiming discount, refer to FAQs and project details, including date restrictions, in "LISTINGS, Map, How to Get the Discounts, and FAQs about HER Helmet Thursdays" at http://www.bikemonterey.org.

ABOUT THIS PARTICIPANT:
The National Steinbeck Center is located in historic Oldtown Salinas.

John Steinbeck was not only a Nobel prize-winning author, he was an environmentalist, so it's not surprising that Steinbeck Center encourages visitors to bike. Steinbeck Center joined the HER Helmet Thursdays Project on Dec 21, 2009 and was the first educational (museums, whalewatching, etc.) participant in the project.

Visit the National Steinbeck Center website to see why the National Steinbeck Center is a jewel in the crown of the Monterey County seat.

Bike Tips:

Visitors from the San Francisco Bay area often bring their bikes via Amtrak train.

Are you coming from the Monterey Peninsula? You may want to transport bikes to Salinas on Monterey-Salinas Transit / MST "The Bus," then bike around Oldtown and other Salinas destinations.

The Steinbeck Center is close to MST's Salinas Transit Center as well as near the Amtrak station.

See the "Bike-and-Ride" section of Tips for Bicycling Monterey County for helpful pointers on taking your bike aboard the train or bus. http://http://marilynch.com/blog/tips-for-tourists/the-bike-and-ride-option

For more tips on bicycling all around Salinas, see Bicycling Monterey's "What to do in Salinas" section: https://bit.ly/bikesalinas

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TIPS FOR BICYCLING IN MONTEREY COUNTY, AND ELSEWHERE:
Bicycling Monterey website, http://www.BikeMonterey.org.