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Spam Museum and Visitor Center

101 3rd Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912-3442
+1 800-588-7726
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Great side trip - Who knew the historical importance of SPAM

My wife and I were traveling on the interstate and decided to stop in Austin to visit the SPAM... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CardFanDubG
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
A Cut--er, Slice--Above

A hoot not far off I-90, and worth an hour's visit. An interesting mix of Hormel family... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlie P
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (107 reviews)
“free samples” (22 reviews)
“monty python” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
101 3rd Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912-3442
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+1 800-588-7726
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I were traveling on the interstate and decided to stop in Austin to visit the SPAM Museum. We were glad that we did. Austin is a very clean town and the museum was very interesting. This museum is FREE which makes it...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A hoot not far off I-90, and worth an hour's visit. An interesting mix of Hormel family hagiography and winking reverence for the product itself, with ample Spam-arcana and help from Monty Python. Who knew, for example, that GI's had assisted Spam in defeating Hitler?...More

Thank Charlie P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My two kids 10 & 6 loved this museum. It was small, very interactive, and FREE. The boys loved competing to see who could pack the most spam cans. It was a great place to stop.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We made another side trip to Austin , just to see the Spam Museum again. It is a very interesting way to spend an hour or so. The employees are all great people, seem happy to be working there!! So nice to hear the tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time I had visitied was about 18 years ago and did not realize that the museum had been moved to a new location. I did not see it from the interstate as I had in the past and had to locate the new...More

Thank Donald S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made it and have checked it off our list. We’ve been going biking in Lanesboro for 20 years and when signs appeared for Austin and the SPAM museum we always would say we need to visit. It was very interesting and we learned a...More

Thank MMM_and_MPM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

heard of this for long time so had a lot of time and where so close we went to see glad we did my wife and i had a great time a lot of history about the co. and a lot of fun great place...More

Thank jeromew323
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice little museum has highlights the hormal brand particularly SPAM. from the humble beginnings to its stature in today's food industry.

Thank Noel E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The spam museum is exactly what it sounds like, a museum dedicated entirely to spam. It’s a fun little place to stop right off of interstate 90 in Austin, Minnesota. The price is also pretty good, free! I would have to say this is a...More

Thank Oz54750
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alright, not everyone loves Spam. But you cannot deny Hormel Spam's place in history, and the love of this meat around the world from Hawaii to England. This museum is easy to find, easy to park at and free. It is very informative, a fun...More

Thank Diane B
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Cjguy101
17 June 2018|
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Response from Olds55 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any dogs in the museum nor did I see signs regarding dogs. You could call and ask though.
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Joseph & Susan P
16 June 2018|
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Response from scottnrobyn | Reviewed this property |
agree with most of these others. to see and do everything, couple hours should be enough.
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masonsgalpal
1 April 2018|
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Response from Whateveryousaydear03 | Reviewed this property |
Should be, but you could call them to confirm. ( (507) 437-5100) Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm April – September Closed: New Year's Day, Easter Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day
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