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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.

7526 Monterey St., Gilroy, CA
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:
Wagon Ho Pioneer Giant, Hayward, CA - 54 mi.

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