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Spam Museum and Visitor Center

1101 N Main St, Austin, MN 55912-3360
+1 800-588-7726
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This was a fun way to spend and hour and a half. Admission was free and it is all on one level... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Completely Worth It!

We met friends here - we both had teens - and honestly had fairly low expectations. Turns out... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Reedsburg, United States
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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%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop” (108 reviews)
“spam museum” (157 reviews)
“free samples” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1101 N Main St, Austin, MN 55912-3360
+1 800-588-7726
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun way to spend and hour and a half. Admission was free and it is all on one level. There are several fun, interactive exhibits. The gift shop is very nice.

Thank Jjl7773
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends here - we both had teens - and honestly had fairly low expectations. Turns out Justin (Lead Ambassador) gives an amazing guided tour, the samples were delicious and the teens had fun!! Great charitable work happening by Hormel - happy to support...More

Thank shawnam808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great little museum and wonderful way to spend an hour or two. I had no idea of the Hormel history and absolutely loved the tour and samples offered. Don't forget to visit the gift shop where they sell EVERYTHING spam

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We took a day trip from Rochester to visit the Spam Museum in Austin. The very new museum (or new building at least) was a fun (and free!) way to spend a little time. The exhibits were interesting and informative. I do feel the place...More

1  Thank AMC8380
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Who would guess Spam could be so entertaining? But first, you have to find this place--GPS took us to Hormel and you'd think the Spam can topping a street sign would be it but nope, it's downtown Austin, south a few blocks from the Hormel...More

1  Thank Wagonwheelers
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This was a great little informative stop after a day of work cut short. I am so glad I visited this cool and FREE museum!! The attendant greeted me very pleasantly at the door, provided me with a guide and brief overview of the layout...More

Thank charylec
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This is a good place to entertain adults and children. There are well-done exhibits describing the history of spam (who knew it had been around so long and been important in so many wars? And that there are at least 15 varieties?). It was really...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We learned about this place from a person at the Dresbach Welcome Center when we were driving through Minnesota as part of our 10,000 mile road trip. We took a detour to see the museum and were very glad that we did! It is unique,...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We really enjoyed visiting the SPAM museum with our children. There are a lot of exhibits about the history of Spam as well as many hands-on activities for the kids (and adults). Our children ages 4-10 enjoyed the children’s play area. Staff went around several...More

Thank dreamofpeace
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Finally made it to the Spam Museum. Disappointed that there were no "Spam-ples";) but that was only negative! Everything Spam-history, culture, paraphernalia. Even a gift shop with Spam related swag. And, yes, there is a Monty Python exhibit! Great stretch break on the way out...More

Thank David K
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4 April 2017|
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Response from Frumpydog | Reviewed this property |
it is all on 1 level, no stairs
19 July 2016|
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Response from Micha3l_K | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot in the back of the museum that is big enough to park your RV. Enjoy.
13 July 2016|
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Response from Eagle525 | Reviewed this property |
The one mistake we made was not allowing enough time to visit other attractions in Austin. Thus we will plan another stop on the next drive by to visit the following that interest us: Hormel Historic Home Hormel Nature... More