The Salton Sea – Home of the Unusual


MECCA, CA – There are many interesting and odd things to be found on the shores of the dying Salton Sea in southern California but maybe one of the most unique is the International Banana Museum.


Recently transplanted from Culver City, the museum occupies a squat building on the side of the Highway 111 in Mecca, CA, a relatively short drive south from Palm Springs.


Housing the largest collection of banana paraphernalia in the world, the museum is a fascinating catalog of all the different ways the iconic fruit can take shape.


This video features Fred “Banana Mon” Garbutt, who owns the collection and curates this curious collection.



  1. I owned a banana water gun… “where is that thing anyways?” I would love to contribute it to the Banana Museum

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