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For aspiring writers, a visit to John Steinbeck’s hometown is a peek into how the author’s classic novels came to life. Visitors can crank up the engine of a real Model T following instructions from East of Eden. In a barn inspired by The Red Pony, children can climb on a model pony, brush his tail and mane, and learn to braid a rawhide rope. While the exhibits focus on Steinbeck’s works, they also give insight into specific moments in American history. www.steinbeck.org For more educational vacation ideas plus nearby attractions, see the full story “Top 20 Summer Destinations for Learning”.

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National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, Calif.

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For aspiring writers, a visit to John Steinbeck’s hometown is a peek into how the author’s classic novels came to life. Visitors can crank up the engine of a real Model T following instructions from East of Eden. In a barn inspired by The Red Pony, children can climb on a model pony, brush his tail and mane, and learn to braid a rawhide rope. While the exhibits focus on Steinbeck’s works, they also give insight into specific moments in American history.
www.steinbeck.org


For more educational vacation ideas plus nearby attractions, see the full story “Top 20 Summer Destinations for Learning”.

National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, Calif.