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Salinas, California: John Steinbeck's Camper Truck

One of the stars in the author's "Travels With Charley," the camper truck driven by Steinbeck across America in 1960 is a centerpiece of the museum. He named the vehicle "Rocinante."

National Steinbeck Center and Museum

1 Main St, Salinas, CA
Next to public parking structure.
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $15, Seniors $13, 6-17 $7, under 6 free
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Inside the camper.

John Steinbeck's Camper Truck

The museum is mostly organized by Steinbeck's major works. including Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, East of Eden, and most notable here Travels with Charley. Living full-time in our RV ourselves we particularly enjoyed seeing Steinbeck's vintage camper Rocinate named after Don Quixote's horse.

[Our Nomadic View, 08/05/2021]

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