Austin, Minnesota: SPAM Museum

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Address:
101 3rd Ave. NE, Austin, MN
Directions:
Downtown, at the corner of Main St. N. and 3rd Ave. NE.
Hours:
Daily, varies during Covid-19, check spam.com/museum (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
507-437-5100
RA Rates:
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Spam.

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.

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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]

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]

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