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Spam Museum and Visitor Center

1101 N Main St, Austin, MN 55912-3360
+1 800-588-7726
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Great little visit

We were there for about 45 minutes and that was adequate. Great history of SPAM and how it is made... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Zionsville, Indiana

Went here with my wife, daughter and grandkids (6, 5 & 4). The kids had a great time...although... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sean K
Beloit, Wisconsin
via mobile
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The newly built, 14,000 square foot museum features 9 SPAMtastic galleries with interactive games and photo opportunities. Admission is free to all visitors.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop” (86 reviews)
“spam museum” (126 reviews)
“free samples” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1101 N Main St, Austin, MN 55912-3360
+1 800-588-7726
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Reviewed yesterday

We were there for about 45 minutes and that was adequate. Great history of SPAM and how it is made. Also, the gift shop is great!

Thank EagleTravel29
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here with my wife, daughter and grandkids (6, 5 & 4). The kids had a great time...although they didn't care for Spam. The adults enjoyed the "Spamples" of the various flavors of Spam. If you have ever eaten Spam and have an opportunity to...More

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The SPAM Museum is an excellent free museum that highlights the history of SPAM its importance in helping supply sliders with food in numerous wars as well as its world wide appeal along with other products in the Hormel food family..The gift shop features over...More

Thank tmyankee15
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled into this while looking for a place to eat, and to get off the highway for a little while.

Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good history of a local company that has lasted over time. Self guided tour with a gift shop at the end.

Thank kellylisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Newer museum done right by Hormel. We were staying in Rochester and couldn't resist checking out this place. More than enough exhibits, covering everything from Mr. Hormel's humble beginnings with only a handful of employees through its early times to WW2 and beyond. There is...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Spam Museum is an interesting place to stop and see how it first originated. This is a place for the entire family to visit.

Thank rkubesh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History and they did a good job arranging it in the new building. We didn't think we liked Spam but we do now.

Thank edavis1054
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great, fun Museum, dedicated to Spam, the canned meat. Relocated last year to Austin's downtown (the old location near the plant has been converted to offices), this incarnation is better laid out and more interactive. Spam guides are sprinkled about, happy to...More

Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really well done! Good displays, lots of hands on. A person passing out samples! We had to circle back to some of the exhibits a second time to fully appreciate! Worth the time!

Thank VagabondCher
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have elevators for older people?
3 April 2017|
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Response from Frumpydog | Reviewed this property |
it is all on 1 level, no stairs
Is there RV parking?
18 July 2016|
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Response from Micha3l_K | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot in the back of the museum that is big enough to park your RV. Enjoy.
What else is there to do in that area? Other attractions?
12 July 2016|
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Response from Eagle525 | Reviewed this property |
The one mistake we made was not allowing enough time to visit other attractions in Austin. Thus we will plan another stop on the next drive by to visit the following that interest us: Hormel Historic Home Hormel Nature... More