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Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum

700 Cannery Row Ste II, Monterey, CA 93940-1064
+1 831-375-3770
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Steinbeck Fans

Monterey is a stunning seaside town, lots of pretty shops and streets to wander, if you are a... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
one time thing

I will admit it was better than I thought it was going to be but at the end of the day I would... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
San Diego, California
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good13%
  • Average16%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible26%
30 Jan 2017
“one time thing”
3 Dec 2016
“Unfortunately the figures and scenery is a bit old, and corny, really needs an update”
700 Cannery Row Ste II, Monterey, CA 93940-1064
+1 831-375-3770
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Monterey is a stunning seaside town, lots of pretty shops and streets to wander, if you are a Steinbeck fan - lots to see and admire, great views

Thank wholenewworld
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I will admit it was better than I thought it was going to be but at the end of the day I would still have rather done something else.

1  Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a small town museum. It covers the history of the area but don't expect Disney level audio animatronics. Our kids love the place and have for 15 years. It's a little pricey but it's worth it.

1  Thank philmccracken2015
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This attraction is in the building next to Bubba Gumps, right next to the Harley Davidson store. The cost is only $9.95, and the content is interesting, but the wax figures and the decor inside is old, dirty and run down. It is unfortunate, as...More

Thank Rod B
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I asked my wife to go with me but fortunately she has better sense and did not go. This museum has a very dated and almost campy quality about it. I recently read Grapes of Wrath and watched the film as well. I was hoping...More

Thank BlueVinton
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a fun exhibit that walks through the history of California. There is a lot to learn, but the exhibits are a bit dated. Still, worth it--especially if you have children. So much to learn about our great state. Not perfect, but still wonderful.

Thank 1CaliforniaBoy
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were killing some time around the wharf and stumbled into this place. Some of the exhibits are literally falling apart. Many offer very long winded audio. While some of the stuff here is OK, it is generally disappointing.

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Like a carnival funhouse you expect tackiness. Good for a laugh. Pretty much had it to ourselves, hard to imagine going through with a lot of people. They try to give a history lesson on the Monterey area but it is hard to follow and...More

Thank stevendale
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We went through this to kill some time and out of curiousity. It is VERY cheesy, but the narrations are interesting and educational. It's quite dated, so I think that's what made it fun in a quirky kind of way. And it was free at...More

1  Thank judyhobbes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

This place is so creepy. My fiancé, my sister and my 3 year old son were so scared to go downstairs because we were the only ones there and I had to pretend that I wasn't scared. Lol. It's literally like walking into a basement...More

1  Thank Mariano D
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