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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.


Nick B

Saturday, July 7, 2018
The SPAM museum is way awesome! Tucked away in the beautiful town of Austin, this museum offers interactive games, recipes, tastings, and history. First off, it's free to get in, and is so well done, that it's waaay worth the drive, especially if your coming from the twin cities. The museum has global exhibits from Japan, England, Philippines etc. The gift shop has a ton of SPAM merchandise with shirts starting around $15, which is very reasonable. Definitely go if you love SPAM or just want learn more about. Great Time!

John Grimley

Monday, May 28, 2018
Such a great place to visit. I don't care if you like spam or not the guided tour is so informative. The tour starts at the beginning when George Hormel (yes, Hormel meats) got his first job, followed by how he started his company, through WW2 when he promised all his workers there would be jobs waiting for them after they served. I don't want to tell you anymore because you need to go see for yourself. Everyone there is very helpful, knowledgeable and happy. And did I mention it's all free?!? The spam shop attached to the museum has every flavor of spam and everything you can think of related to spam. Such a great experience!

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.

Rebeca Ho

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
This is actually a fun, interesting place! It’s FREE and open year round except for a handful of holidays. There’s a lot of interactive activities, small exhibitions, and you also get to try samples of different kinds of Spam!

Kimberly Mann

Sunday, July 1, 2018
A cool place to go with the Family! Lots of activities for the kids and a store to get the goods. Donation will be awesome, but not necessary. Even open on Christmas Eve.

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