Other points of interest.  Listed below are a few places you can visit within walking distance of the museum.

Downtown Attractions                                                                 Restaurants & Lounges                      

                                                             Distance from SPAM® Museum                                                                                                                               Distance from SPAM® Museum 

ArtWorks Center                                 0.1 mi                                                                     B & J Bar and Grill                                    0.1 mi.

300 N. Main Street | 507-434-0934                                                                                                                       114 4th Ave NE | 507-433-9830

This was the original site of the First National bank                                                                                                 Munchies, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps

from 1869 to 1931.  It has been remodeled several                                                                                                  dessert, cocktails, beer and wine.                                                                                     

times, most recently as a Center for the Arts.  The                                                                                                 

downtown building is used to host exhibits and events.                                                                                           The Coffee House on Main                       0.1 mi

                                                                                                                                            329 N. Main Street | 507-433-1200

Chamber of Commerce                      0.1 mi                                                                    Soup, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, chips,

329 N. Main Street | 507-437-4561                                                                                                                       pop, and specialty coffees.

Housed in what is now the Town Center, was                                                                                                         

home to Austin’s Woolworth’s store, which opened in 1919.                                                                                    Piggy Blues Bar-B-Que, Inc.                    0.1 mi

                                                                                                                                            323 N. Main Street | 507-434-8485

Discover Austin, MN                          0.1 mi                                                                     Austin's #1 BBQ stop, featuring smoked beef, pork

301 N. Main Street | 507-437-4563                                                                                                                       chicken and turkey and award-winning sauce.  Also

Housed in the US Bank building, built in 1975,                                                                                                        serving ribs,shrimp, burgers, sandwiches, garden fresh 

provides information for all Austin area attractions.                                                                                                   salads, pit potatoes, onion rings, baked beans, coleslaw,

We offer the following FREE Services:                                                                                                                    beer, wine coolers, and so much more.
Welcome Bags                                                                                                                                                   
Assistance with Meeting and Convention Bids                                                                                                       
Steve's Pizza                                              0.1 mi
Promote events in our newsletter and other media outlets                                                                                        421 N. Main Street | 507-437-3249
A Friendly AUSTIN welcome to your group                                                                                                              Located in the center of Historic Austin, MN, Steve's
Create a custom itinerary for your travelers                                                                                                              Pizza serves up Austin's best pizza pies. Select from

                                                                                                                                             pizza, appetizers, sandwiches, chicken, seafood, Italian

Historic Paramount Theatre             0.1 mi                                                                       food, and beverages.

125 4th Ave NE | 507-434-0934                                                                                                                            

Built in 1929, this is just one of the four                                                                                                                 Tienda y Taqueria Guerrero                      0.1 mi

atmospheric theatres left in MN.  Its colorful, highly                                                                                                 301 4th Ave NE | 507-437-4106

detailed Spanish motif, starlit ceiling, and marquee                                                                                                  Serving authentic Mexican food. Try a burrito, taco,

are distinctive characteristics.  It has been carefully                                                                                                 pollo asada, camorones ala diablo, or a fajita.  Dessert

restored to its original grandeur and is used primarily                                                                                               and beverages also available.

for live performances, tours and special events.

                                                                                                                                            White's Tendermaid, Inc.                           0.1 mi

Hormel Historic Home                      0.2 mi                                                                       217 4th Ave NE | 507-437-7907

208 4th Ave NW | 507-433-4243                                                                                                                            For nearly 80 years, this Austin staple has served up

Built in 1871 in the Italianate style by John Cook,                                                                                                    tasty desserts for its patrons.  Steam-cooked burgers,

an Austin businessman and politician.  George                                                                                                       topped with your choice of cheese, chili, bacon, onions,

and Lillian Hormel purchased the home in 1901                                                                                                       or jalapenos.  The malts are always thick with flavor;

and remodeled it in the stately Classic Revival                                                                                                        choose from ten different flavors.  Also serving soup, chips 

style.  They presented it to the YWCA in 1927.                                                                                                       and pop.

The interior was restored to its early 1900's

elegance in early 1990's.  The HHH is open for                                                                                                        El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant               0.2 mi

tours, special events, and rentals.                                                                                                                          227 N. Main Street | 507-434-5975

                                                                                                                                             Featuring great Mexican cuisine.

Rydjor Bike Shop                              0.2 mi                                                                     

219 N. Main Street | 507-433-7571                                                                                                                       George's Pizza                                            0.2 mi

The back of the building features a mural recreated                                                                                                 209 N. Main Street | 507-437-6677                                      

from an oil painting by the late owner, Dan                                                                                                              Pizza Place.  Greek Restaurant.  Sandwich Shop.

Ulwelling.  Take a stroll through the building to see                                                                                                  George's Pizza has been providing Austin with

the extensive collection of bikes, some over a                                                                                                         "Pizza that is out of this World" since 1958. 

hundred years old!  This locally owned business                                                                                                     

continues to serve local bike enthusiasts.                                                                                                              V.F.W. Post 1216                                          0.2 mi

                                                                                                                                            300 4th Ave NE | 507-433-6039                




Bendixen Jewelry                               0.1 mi                                                                     

401 N. Main Street | 507-433-7080                                                                                                 

Layaway. Repair. Engraving.


Everything Hobby                               0.1 mi                                                                    Places to Stay

107 4th Ave NE | 507-396-8698                   

We  have been a hub of the Southeast Minnesota                                                                                                  The Elam House                                          2.0 mi 

hobby world for over a decade. We carry a large                                                                                                     309 21st St SW | 507-437-2845

inventory of radio-controlled vehicles, parts and supplies,                                                                                        Completed in 1951, the Elam House is one of 4 Wright 

as well as specialty items to fit all your hobby needs.                                                                                             homes in southern Minnesota and only 13 in Minnesota.

We believe everyone should have a hobby, and we take                                                                                          Open All Year.  House tour for rental guests 7-8 pm weekdays

pride in providing the best selection and service to help                                                                                           & 10-11 am weekends.

you along the way. At Everything Hobby, we’re always

expanding with new ideas and creating new opportunities                                                                               Rodeway Inn & Suites                                2.2 mi

for the surrounding community.                                                                                                                             805 21st St NE | 507-433-9254
                                                                                                                                            Located just off exit #180B.  Forget about fancy. When al

Twice Is Nice Antiques &                   0.1 mi                                                                    you need is a solid deal on a simple stay, the Rodeway Inn                                    Collectibles                                                                                                                        & Suites® hotel in Austin near the Hormel Foods International                                               417 N. Main Street | 507-433-5353                                                                                                                      Corporate Headquarters is just what you're looking for.  

Come see us for all your decorating needs.                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                            AmericInn Lodge & Suites                         2.4 mi

Willow Cove                                        0.1 mi                                                                    1700 8th St NW | 507-437-7337

309 N. Main Street | 507-440-0301                                                                                                                      Newly refreshed, we've given your stay a makeover.  Our
If you’re looking for home décor, gifts and other                                                                                                      smoke-free hotel offers a variety of room types, including

accessories that are one of a kind, Willow Cove                                                                                                     suites with whirlpools and fireplaces.  Wake up each morning

has just what you’re looking for. From supporting                                                                                                    to our free, hot, home-style breakfast.  Kids Stay Free (12 and under)

hand crafted pottery by local artists to headbands,

bags and even hand made soap – each of our                                                                                                        Days Inn                                                       2.4 mi

retail items are unlike any other!                                                                                                                           700 16th Ave NW | 507-433-8600

                                                                                                                                            Decide on our comfortable accommodations at an

Flippin' Furniture                                0.2 mi                                                                     affordable price.  Eat at our on-site Perkins restaurant

129 N. Main Street | 507-437-1243                                                                                                                       or relax with a drink and dinner at Torge's Live.  Handicapped-

Stop in and browse our large selection of                                                                                                               accessible and non-smoking rooms available at our pet-friendly

Upcycled Furniture and Home Decor.                                                                                                                     hotel.  Free Daybreak continental breakfast.

South Central Athlete                             0.1 mi                                                                                   Holiday Inn & Austin Conference Center  2.4 mi

110 4th Ave NE | 507-433-6450                                                                                                       1701 4th St NW | 507-433-1000

Apparel and sporting goods.                                                                                                                                 The Holiday Inn & Austin Conference Center hotel has all

                                                                                                                                                                          the amenities and services youexpect at a price you can afford.
                                                                                                                                                                          Guests can keep up with rigorous workout schedules in the

                                                                                                                                                                          24-hour Fitness Center or melt away stress in the bubbling

                                                                                                                                                                          whirlpool. Look forward to experiencing amazing service from

                                                                                                                                                                          this hotel's helpful staff!  Kids ages 19 and under stay for free

                                                                                                                                                                          when sharing their parents’ room.*



Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm
First Thursday of every month: 10am-8pm

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Sunday: Noon-5pm

New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

SPAM® Museum

Address & Contact

101 3rd Avenue NE

Austin, MN 55912

(507) 437-5100

    Contact Us Today:  507-437-4561

​Toll Free:  888-319-5655