Spam Museum Austin Minnesota

Either one loves Spam or hates 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 stop. A change to our planned route always seems to land us in odd places.

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:Spam Museum
Notes:Perfect place to pass 30-60 minutes.
Address:101 3rd Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912
County:Mower County
Google Maps:Google Map Location

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. During the war 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

  • A museum section dedicated to the war and history, including old advertising memorabilia from over the years.
  • Packaging and food prepared from the product in 41 countries.
  • Test your production skills. See how long it takes you to produce one can of SPAM. Then compare it against how many cans of Spam would have been produced in the factory.
  • At the Spam Store, you can buy everything Spam related. Including different varieties of Spam that we don’t see on supermarket shelves.

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 was an excellent choice.

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

Additional Posts From The Trip

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Day 2 – Cottonwood, Badlands NP & Wall
Day 3 – Custer State Park and Needles Highway
Day 4 – UTV Adventure In The Black Hills
Day 5 – Deadwood & Sturgis

Day 6 – Spearfish Canyon and Pactola Lake
Day 7 – More Custer State Park & Wind Cave NP
Day 8 – Corn Palace and County Road Driving
Day 9 – Palisades State Park South Dakota
Day 10 – You are here.

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