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International Banana Museum, Mecca

(3.6/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
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  • Whenever we stay at the Salton Sea, we always visit the International Banana Museum (IBM). We have been coming several times a year since early 2014. The $1 per person admission is reasonable if you d...  more »
  • I wish I could provide more info, but I was the victim of what appears to be a fairly common occurrence at this attraction. CLOSED at random times and days, even at 1:30 on a Saturday afternoon as we ...  more »
  • Delicious banana shakes and muffins. Very friendly owners. Banana and monkey themed collectibles everywhere. What's not to like? 
  • "What in the world?" was my first thought as I'm sure it is for many. This kitschy museum in the middle of the desert is a true gem. Bananas, bananas, and more bananas! It brought back many childhood memories and the owners were so friendly and cheerful. The homemade banana ice cream was amazing as was the banana-split Twinkie. I applaud their passion and would recommend to any and all.
  • I wasn't sure what to expect, but I certainly wasn't disappointed. It is indeed quirky, but seeing hundreds and hundreds of pictures, sculptures, trinkets and banana treats all in one place was astonishing. The owners were incredibly nice and gave us the background of the museum, which made me appreciate it even more. They have great banana drinks, sweets and ice cream for sundaes, shakes and splits. If you are in the area I think it is a must see!
  • Worth a visit if you're passing through.
  • This place is such a rip off. It looks like a cheep souvenir shop for tourists. Safe your 1$ 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. 🐷