Just off I-90, Austin, MN. 800-LUV-SPAM. www.spam.com
Free admission. Free parking. Stroller accessible. Restrooms available.
Time for another admission: Before we visited the Spam Museum, I had never eaten Spam. (Not unless it was unknowingly hidden in something, that is.) I made fun of Spam. I wasn’t sure why people ate it. But I’d heard good things about the Spam Museum, and always being up for an outing, convinced my husband to make the drive to Austin on a winter afternoon.
I was impressed! The video shown was interesting and informative, the museum had a lot of Spam history and some great hands-on activities for the kids, and the gift shop contained more things Spam than I’d ever dreamed were possible. It was a fun place to visit, for both the kids and the adults. And the best part–it’s free!
So I dutifully ate a sample of Spam at the museum, and now I occasionally buy it for my family to eat. How many museums have introduced a new food into your life?
I wanted to go back to the Spam Museum on a return trip from Iowa, but it’s closed on Sundays in the winter. I was disappointed. I guess there’s another day trip in our future.
It has lots of cool Spam stuff and my most favorite is when the empty cans go on the conveyor belt.