Salton Sea | International Banana Museum
Within the perimeters of our desert are numerous oddities and gems that contribute to the overall experience, making the area a truly unique destination. The International Banana Museum just happens to be one of those things you’re not going to find anywhere else in the world, and may be worth the 15 minute stop if you find yourself passing by.
Located in North Shore, just past Mecca and north east of the Salton Sea, the museum plays host to over 20,000 pieces of banana paraphernalia and has been awarded by Guinness World Records for having the largest collection devoted to any one fruit. Plush toys, sculptures, carvings, lotions, candles, toys, harmonicas, planters, cookie jars, statues, ash trays, pipes, dolls, squirt guns, matches, cards, blow ups, glasses, mugs, socks, shirts, hats, pencil sharpeners, earrings, necklaces, key chains, records, videos, books …you name it, they’ve got it. In addition they have an array of edible banana products including banana Twinkies (apparently the original Twinkie flavour), banana soda (which was a little strong in flavour for our liking), banana toffee, banana cake, and fresh-in-house made banana shakes!
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