Spam Museum Austin Minnesota

Either one loves Spam or you hate it. There is no in-between! It is the popular selling Hormel Company’s brand of meat in a can, called Spam. Today, we are exploring the Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota.

Spam Museum Austin Minnesota

If there is some crazy roadside attraction like a mustard museum, a large ball of twine, or yep, even packaged meat we have been begged and pleaded with to change our planned directions and make a stop.

Today, our detour landed us in front of the Spam Museum in Austin Minnesota, the museum tells the history of the Hormel Company and Spam.

Location

Location:Spam Museum
Cost:FREE
Notes:Perfect place to pass 30-60 minutes.
Address:101 3rd Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912
County:Mower County
State:Minnesota
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The History

Spam was first introduced in 1937; The product is made from pork, water, salt, and potato starch.

The product gained popularity during and after World War II. It was difficult to deliver fresh meat to the troops. Spam was fully cooked and delivered in cans. Making it an excellent choice.


What You Can Expect

  • There is a section of the Museum that is dedicated to the war and history, including old advertising memorabilia from over the years.
  • Another section shows packaging and foods that are prepared from the product in some of the 41 countries it is sold in.
  • You can test your production skills. See how long it takes you and compare it against how many cans of Spam would have been produced in the factory.
  • At the Spam Store located inside you can buy everything Spam related. Including different varieties of Spam that we don’t see in the stores.

For the grand total of FREE, our daughter’s pick for stopping off here wasn’t a bad choice. I enjoyed The Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota.

After our visit to the museum, we headed across the street to Steve’s Pizza,.  One of the pizzas on their menu was a Spam and pineapple pizza.  We didn’t order it, but the pepperoni and sausage pizza were excellent.

Belly’s are full.  Gas tank is full.  Expectations on this trip were met.  Time to head home.

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