DID YOU KNOW?  The SPAM® Museum was the 2017 Explore Minnesota Award winner for top Minnesota Attraction

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

Address & Contact

101 3rd Avenue NE

Austin, MN 55912

(507) 437-5100


Austin, Minnesota: The town in Minnesota that has the Best Mexican Food Ever!  According to Only In Your State, 2017 

                                       Downtown Attractions                                                         

                                                                                                                                              Distance from SPAM® Museum                                                                                                              

ArtWorks Center                                                                                                                                   0.1 mi

300 N. Main Street | 507-434-0934                                                                                                           
This was the original site of the First National bank from 1869 to 1931.  It has been remodeled several times,
most recently as a Center for the Arts.  The downtown building is used to host exhibits and events.                                                                            


Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                                        0.1 mi

329 N. Main Street | 507-437-4561                                                                                                            

Housed in what is now the Town Center, was home to Austin’s Woolworth’s store, which opened in 1919.                                                                                                           

Discover Austin, MN                                                                                                                             0.1 mi

301 N. Main Street | 507-437-4563                                                                                                            

Housed in the US Bank building, built in 1975, provides information for all Austin area attractions.                                                                           

We offer the following FREE Services: Welcome Bags Assistance with Meeting and Convention Bids                                                                                             
Promote events in our newsletter and other media outlets.  A Friendly AUSTIN welcome to your group

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Historic Paramount Theatre                                                                                                                 0.1 mi 

125 4th Ave NE | 507-434-095                                                                                                                    

Built in 1929, this is just one of the four atmospheric theatres left in MN.  Its colorful, highly detailed Spanish motif, starlit ceiling,
and marquee a
re distinctive characteristics.  It has been carefully restored to its original grandeur and is used primarily                                                                   

for live performances, tours and special events.


Hormel Historic Home                                                                                                                          0.2 mi
208 4th Ave NW | 507-433-4243

Built in 1871 in the Italianate style by John Cook, an Austin businessman and politician.George and Lillian Hormel purchased
the home in 1901
and remodeled it in the stately Classic Revival style.  They presented it to the YWCA in 1927.  The interior

was restored to its early 1900's elegance in early 1990's.  The HHH is open for tours, special events, and rentals.

Rydjor Bike Shop                                                                                                                                  0.2 mi             

219 N. Main Street | 507-433-7571                                                    

The back of the building features a mural recreated from an oil painting by the late owner, Dan Ulwelling.  Take a stroll

through the building to see the extensive collection of bikes, some over a hundred years old!  This locally owned business                                                                         continues to serve local bike enthusiasts.



Bendixen Jewelry                                                                                                                                 0.1 mi                            401 N. Main Street | 507-433-7080                                                                                                 

Layaway. Repair. Engraving.

Everything Hobby                                                                                                                                 0.1 mi               

107 4th Ave NE | 507-396-8698                   

We  have been a hub of the Southeast Minnesota hobby world for over a decade. We carry a larg  inventory of

radio-controlled vehicles, parts and supplies, as well as specialty items to fit all your hobby needs. We believe everyone

should have a hobby, and we take pride in providing the best selection and service to help you along the way. At Everything

Hobby, we’re always expanding with new ideas and creating new opportunitiesfor the surrounding community.


Twice Is Nice Antiques & Collectibles                                                                                                0.1 mi                            417 N. Main Street | 507-433-5353                                                                                                      

Come see us for all your decorating needs.                                                                                 


Flippin' Furniture                                                                                                                                  0.2 mi                            129 N. Main Stree | 437-1243        

Stop in and browse our large selection of Upcycled Furniture and Home Decor.

South Central Athlete                                                                                                                                  0.1 mi  

110 4th Ave NE | 507-433-6450                                              

Apparel and sporting goods.  


Sweet Reads                                                                                                                                                                           0.1 mi  
407 N. Main Street | 507-396-8660                                            
Sweet Reads is not your average book and candy store - it's a unique experience!  You'll find new and used books, local and
and regional authors, magazines, old-fashioned candies, frozen treats, a selection of Minnesota and Austin novelty items,

jams and jellies from the local hermitage.

DID YOU KNOW?  Sweet Reads is the home to the largest collection in the world of Berenstain Bear memorabilia


1910 Mexican Kitchen                                                                                                                        0.2 mi
507 1st St NW | 507-396-8688

B & J Bar & Grill                                                                                                                                   0.1 mi

114 4th Ave NE | 507-433-9830

The Bakery Lounge & Restaurant                                                                                                     0.1 mi

113 2d Ave NE | 507-440-3034

Barley's Family Restaurant                                                                                                                 0.3 mi

1207 N. Main Street | 507-396-8400

Bella Victoria Italian Cuisine                                                                                                              0.2 mi

210 4th St NE | 507-396-8800

El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant                                                                                                        0.2 mi

227 N. Main Street | 507-434-5975

George's Pizza                                                                                                                                     0.2 mi

209 N. Main Street | 507-437-6677

Piggy Blues Bar-B-Que, Inc.                                                                                                               0.1 mi

323 N. Main Street | 507-434-8485

Steve's Pizza                                                                                                                                        0.1 mi

421 N. Main Street | 507-437-3249

Tienda y Taqueria Guerrero                                                                                                               0.2 mi

301 4th Ave NE | 507-437-4106

White's Tendermaid, Inc.                                                                                                                    0.2 mi

217 4th Ave NE | 507-437-7907



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