The International Banana Museum Is One Of The Strangest Places You Can Go In Southern California
An entire museum dedicated to your favorite fruit? Well of course, why not. This strange museum will make you go bananas over its record collection of banana-related items, costumes, pictures, and desserts. Grab the family and head to The International Banana Museum for a bunch of fun at this strange Southern California attraction.
Please note, The International Banana Museum is temporarily closed.
Walk in and explore the cases of over 25,000 banana items. It’s an "appeeling" sight!
This unique attraction set a Guinness World Record in 1999 as the largest museum devoted to a single fruit.
Spot the Banana Bug and you'll know you're in the right place.
Tucked by the desolate desert highway near the Salton Sea, this potassium-filled attraction is worth a road trip. It's only $1 a person to head inside.
Take pictures and purchase a souvenir to remember your visit.
And where there are bananas, monkeys are sure to follow.
See how many primates you can find with their favorite snack in hand.
They say if you eat too many bananas you might become one.
Try one of the banana-wear items for a perfect photo session to mark your ripe adventure.
Your visit won't be complete without a little dessert.
Enjoy homemade banana ice cream, banana splits, and banana milkshakes.
Before you leave, admire the outside décor.
It's a mural of, you guessed it, bananas.
Owner Fred Garbutt can't wait for you to stop in.
Fred opened the museum in November 2012 next to his family's liquor store. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, he shares his banana passion with locals and tourists alike.
International Banana Museum is typically open Saturday and Sunday afternoons, but hours may vary during the COVID-19 pandemic. Be sure to call ahead to plan your visit.
Have you gone bananas over the museum yet? Let us know what you think about this unique strange attraction. Are there other strange places in Southern California you’d recommend?
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