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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.
M-Sa 9-5, Su 11-4 (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. You can practice canning SPAM on a mock assembly line, or just stand outside and pose with the farmer-and-pigs statue. Report... [09/19/2021]
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SPAM Shack photo op.

SPAM Museum

Great staff at the SPAM Museum -- very welcoming, offered a sample of spam on arrival.

[Damian D, 08/13/2021]
SPAM Museum

Closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays, but the gift shop was still open. Strict Covid policies posted on their website to enter the museum.

[Michelle, 08/01/2020]

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]

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