Austin, Minnesota: SPAM Museum
- 1101 N. Main St., Austin, MN
- I-90 exit 178-B. Turn south onto 6th St, then right at the T onto 14th Ave. Bear right (straight) onto 15th Ave, which turns left and becomes Main St. Cross the bridge, turn right onto 11th Ave., and the Museum will be on the left.
- M-Sa 10 am - 5 pm, Su noon - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Major Fun
Trace the pomp and pageantry of America's most famous mystery meat in SPAMtown USA. Museum will close September 28, 2014, move to new location in downtown Austin, and reopen Spring 2016. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
SPAM Museum: An article in the New York Times singled out SPAM -- America's iconic mystery meat -- as "perhaps the emblematic hard-times food in the American pantry." [11/16/2008] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About SPAM Museum
After meaning to stop the last five times we visited family in the Minneapolis area, we finally made it to the Spam Museum, with just 45 minutes to spare before it closed. It was quite interesting! Kids would enjoy it, too. Be sure to pick up one of the many varieties of Spam on your way out.[Linda Johnson, 08/19/2014]
Definitely worth a trip! The SPAM gift shop is a gold mine.[Maddie, 05/28/2014]
Whenever in Austin, MN and in need of a processed meat recharge, we know where to head.
The receptionist greets you immediately as you pass under the "Great Wall of Spam" (which you might miss otherwise). Be prepared to spend a good hour or two in this fabulous museum. We spent the most time in the extensive gift shop, chock full of SPAM T-shirts, umbrellas, mouse pads, and many other items.[Frank Abbott, 07/19/2010]