Local Area Attractions Near Albert Lea / Austin KOA Journey
This delicious American icon and global brand launched in 1937 as “The Meat of Many Uses!” and American households quickly ate it up. By 1940, 70 percent of urban Americans were eating SPAM® products. But it was the arrival of WWII, and the need for easily transported protein, that fueled the SPAM® brand's incredible growth around the world. Today, with over a dozen varieties sold in more than 40 countries, this 79 year old brand continues to ignite invention all over the world. In America, people come from far and wide to visit the SPAM® Museum. Located in Austin, MN (the birthplace of SPAM® brand), this museum is a curation of all things SPAM® brand, and pays tribute to its presence across the world. In 1998, SPAM® product packaging was donated to the Smithsonian. How many meat products can boast such a distinction? All of this passion and demand has amounted to this: in 2012, the eighth-billionth can of SPAM® product was produced. Chew on that for awhile.
101 3rd Ave NE
Austin, MN 55912