International Banana Museum, Mecca
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International Banana Museum is located in Mecca. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Mecca holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the International Banana Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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We stopped by on our way to Salvation Mountain. It was interesting to see so many banana-related things. Admission of $1.00 was waived with a purchase and we bought a scoop of ice cream for $1.50. We ... read more »
We visited this place on purpose, it was really worth it, there is so much different things to see and also to buy. The owner and historie wife are really nice people, we talked to them, it was so int... read more »
We visited this roadside attraction during our annual Memorial Day road trip (this year's trip was from Scottsdale to Yuma and the Imperial Valley). It was the furthest point of our journey and totall... read more »
"What in the world?" was my first thought as I'm sure it is for many. This kitschy museum in the middle of the desert is a true gem. Bananas, bananas, and more bananas! It brought back many childhood memories and the owners were so friendly and cheerful. The homemade banana ice cream was amazing as was the banana-split Twinkie. I applaud their passion and would recommend to any and all.
I wasn't sure what to expect, but I certainly wasn't disappointed. It is indeed quirky, but seeing hundreds and hundreds of pictures, sculptures, trinkets and banana treats all in one place was astonishing. The owners were incredibly nice and gave us the background of the museum, which made me appreciate it even more. They have great banana drinks, sweets and ice cream for sundaes, shakes and splits. If you are in the area I think it is a must see!
This place is such a rip off. It looks like a cheep souvenir shop for tourists. Safe your 1$ and avoid this place. There is nothing ro see.
Such a unique experience. There are a lot of reasons people are drawn to the Salton Sea and the International Banana Museum is one of the benefits of exploring this magical place. Do it, you won't regret it and make sure you try a banana shake or three. 🐷
Such a cute place!!! And the banana float is delicious. I don't recall seeing more banana themed items in one place ever in my life. It's very quirky, and if it fall along your trail to wherever you are going, you should definitely stop for a visit.
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