Are You Even A Minnesotan If You Haven’t Visited This Austin Museum?
It doesn't get more Minnesotan than SPAM!
While some hate it, I've always loved Spam. It was a special treat in our house. So, naturally, when my parents decided to make a spontaneous trip to visit me, I concluded that we'd take a day trip to Austin.
Now, if you're unaware, Austin is home to the SPAM Museum! It is an exceptional place, even if you're not a Spam lover. The history and success of the Minnesota-created product is truly fascinating.
Plus, the museum is free! It doesn't get much better than that.
Just in case you haven't realized Spam's popularity, I'll let you in on a little secret. 12.8 cans of Spam are eaten every second. Now, that's A LOT of Spam!
It does make sense as Spam products are sold in 44 different countries around the world.
My niece came along on this trip, and I have to say, I appreciate how kid-friendly this museum is. Throughout the entirety of the building, there are games and interactive displays for children of all ages. So no need to worry about a babysitter!
We ended our tour with a stop in the gift shop, and yes, I did buy a Spam sweatshirt, and yes, I couldn't be more excited to sport it around this fall! Along with Spam apparel, my family and I grab a few cans of cheaply priced Spam!
I'll be making some pizza burgers with mine!
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