Gilroy, California: Garlic Capital of the World Mural

Large, colorful downtown mural proudly announces Gilroy as the Garlic Capital. Your nose will confirm this long before you reach the mural.

Address:
7526 Monterey St., Gilroy, CA
Directions:
Garlic Capital of the World mural is downtown, on the south wall of the Gardner South County Health Center, at the intersection of Monterey and 5th Sts.
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Garlic Capital of the World Mural

Gilroy's "Garlic Capital of the World" mural.

[JJ, 12/29/2017]
Garlic Capital of the World

Did you know that Gilroy, California is the Garlic Capital of the World? They even have a garlic festival in July. When the wind is right (wrong?) you can smell garlic for miles. It's on highway 101 not far from Monterey Bay.

[hmurrill, 10/15/1997]

Dec. 2004 - Kathryn writes: "In the spring you can smell the raw garlic 30-40 miles away in San Jose, where I grew up."


Nearby Offbeat Places

Garlicgeese SculptureGarlicgeese Sculpture, Gilroy, CA - < 1 mi.
Garlic World, World's Longest Braided GarlicGarlic World, World's Longest Braided Garlic, Gilroy, CA - 3 mi.
Circus Trees at Gilroy GardensCircus Trees at Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, CA - 3 mi.
In the region:
Dead Surfers Memorial, Santa Cruz, CA - 26 mi.

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