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Austin - Spam Museum

1101 North Main Street

When the first blue and yellow cans came off the production line in 1937, the world was forever changed. No one would have guessed back then, but the revolutionary new product became a war hero, a pop culture icon and an American institution.

Over the years, the SPAM® Family of Products has made itself known around the world, winning over the hearts of soldiers, world leaders, chefs, kids and parents alike. In fact, Gracie Allen, Dwight Eisenhower, Margaret Thatcher and Monty Python all have sung praises of the SPAM® Brand.

From the first can to the seven billionth, SPAM® products have remained a versatile, high-quality and great-tasting meal-time favorite. They have also changed to meet the needs of an ever-changing marketplace. The SPAM® Family of Products appeals to the varied tastes and lifestyles of people around the world.


Jennifer Hagen

Thursday, April 5, 2018
New and well maintained museum. Staff very friendly and helpful. But I did not like it as much as I thought I would. Maybe I had high expectations from the other reviews, but I did not like this as much as the old one we visited years ago. It's a fun way to spend an hour and it's free so I can't complain really. But it was small - we finished in about 30 minutes. About 1/3 of the museum was about Spam worldwide but it seemed like wasted space. There wasn't much to look at in that section. 1/3 is a kids area including an indoor playground with an obstacle course theme that the kids loved. And of course the gift shop. Parking is free and plentiful. Bathrooms well maintained. Water fountain to refill your water bottle. I do not think I will return.

Danielle Lenart

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Truly more fun than I was expecting. Fascinating to learn about the history and the role Spam played in many wars throughout history. My favorite part was learning about how Spam is prepared in other countries! I left with some great recipe ideas and new flavors to try. If you grew up with Spam, this is worth a look. (If you didn't, this may seem silly)

Kate Rogers Serenity Spa

Sunday, April 8, 2018
This is a great hidden gem that is close to home. Enjoyed learning the history of Spam and picking out items from the gift shop. Also love the kids play area. So kid friendly with helpful staff! Highly recommend going and checking it out.

holly yamada

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The coolest! A small and concise museum. Perfect size in my opinion! You learn the unique history of spam and its support of our troops throughout the years. There are "spamples" and cool photo opportunities. The gift shop is amazing! Pretty much anything spam related, they have it! Also, several unique flavors of spam for you to purchase! A definite must see museum.

Ted Overturf

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Very clean and well maintained. The play area for the smaller kids is awesome. Enjoyed the experience of going to this museum much more than we expected. Great that they do it as a marketing tool and not charge an admission to get in.

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