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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, 17 miles from the Monterey Peninsula.

John Steinbeck was not only a Nobel prize-winning author, he was an environmentalist, so it's not surprising that the Steinbeck Center encourages visitors to bike. "Bicycle Parking" is first on their website's parking page, and the Center was the first educational participant in the HER Helmet Thursdays project.

Visit their website to learn the many reasons why the National Steinbeck Center is a jewel in the crown for Monterey County!

Bike Tips:

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

Tourists and local residents coming from the Monterey Peninsula may want to transport their 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 and to 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 the "What to do in Salinas" section of the Tips guide.

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