Austin, Minnesota: SPAM Museum Team Field Report

101 3rd Ave. NE, Austin, MN
Downtown, at the corner of Main St. N. and 3rd Ave. NE.
Summer M-Sa 10-6, Su 11-5; off-season M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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SPAM Museum
The world's most comprehensive collection of spiced pork artifacts. See a 12-foot-tall rocket made of SPAM cans, buy a SPAM air freshener for your car in the gift shop. Or just stand outside and pose with the farmer-and-pigs statue. Report...
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SPAM Canstruments display.

SPAM Museum

In addition to the amusing television commercials from the Asian markets, another engaging exhibit includes the display of Spam-can musical instruments. If cigar box guitars are your passion, these instruments will further inspire. BTW, you'll know you're in the right town (Austin) when you exit the freeway -- the aroma of Hormel processed meats will welcome you.

[Steven Reis, 10/29/2019]

Japan display.

SPAM Museum

Eaten all over the world. We had a Big Breakfast platter in McDonald's with pineapple and Spam. "Sushi" in Japan (according to the museum display).

[Russ & Annette, 09/09/2017]

Spam Museum.

Spam Museum

The Spam Museum has moved downtown to the corner of 3rd Ave. and Main St. in Austin. Fun, interactive displays, and the guides are super friendly and have tons of info. No spam samples. There's an indoor play space for kids.

[MNR, 07/04/2016]

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