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The Austin, Minnesota, commonly known as SPAMTown™ USA and is the home of Hormel Foods Corporation along with the one & only world-renowned SPAM® Museum. As you enter the museum SPAMbassadors™ will greet visitors and even offer a free SPAMples™ so please don’t eat the exhibits!!! The 16,500 square foot admission-free museum is stuffed with interactive exhibits that bring the iconic history of the SPAM® Brand to life like you’ve never seen it before. In addition, SPAM® is served at many of the local restaurants: enjoy SPAM® fries, SPAM® sandwiches, SPAM® quesadillas, SPAM® pizza, SPAM® cookies, it’s a SPAMazing™ experience in a SPAMtastic™ town.

Located in southern Minnesota along Interstate 90, Austin has a very diverse community with over 40 languages spoken in the Austin public school system. So, it comes as no surprise that you can enjoy a variety of authentic cuisine, including a specially designed and delicious taco tour. At El Patron Mexican grill, fish tacos (tacos de pescado) are highly recommended. Maya Taqueria has the best breakfast taco (tacos de pastor) 1910 Mexican Fresh has the finest beef taco (taco de barbacoa) Tienda Guerrero has the satisfying steak taco (taco de asada) Alicia bakery and Restaurant the local choice is the chicken taco (taco de pollo) and El mariachi has a delicious dessert taco ( taco de postre). To enhance your taco tour you can stop at Angry Hog or Gravity Storm, two of our local breweries.

As you plan your next adventure or getaway to Austin, Minnesota, check out all of the incredible branded hotels to rejuvenate or consider the Elam House- a Frank Loyd Wright home. Enjoy staying overnight in one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s largest Usonian homes. Towering limestone piers, white cypress, floor to ceiling fireplaces, and over 100 windows are just a few of the features that await you in this beautiful home.

After a night of relaxation, the caffeine crawl may be an order. Enjoy the Liz Latte at Caribou Coffee or the highly recommended Caramelicious at Scooters Coffee.  Sterling has incredible Italian sodas, and The Coffee House on Main fan favorite is the flavored syrups. Don’t forget Hot Off The Press Comics and Coffee where you can enjoy edible glitter.
As you continue on with your day consider checking out the arts in Austin, especially the Austin Artworks Center or the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and much theater abounds here at the Historic Paramount Theatre, Somerset, Theater, Matchbox Children’s Theater, or the Frank W Bridges Theater.

For nature enthusiast Austin, Minnesota, has 26 city parks including the Jay C Hormel Nature Center, which is comprised of over 500 acres featuring hardwoods, pine forest, restored prairie, creeks, ponds, a three-story observation tower, hiking trails, canoes, kayaks, and an incredible interpretive center. The area also offers 45 miles of bike trails and many recreational opportunities on the Cedar River, a Minnesota State Water Trail that flows through the heart of downtown Austin.

Whatever the season there is always a reason to visit Austin, Minnesota. From the fun festivals, stupendous sports, astonishing arts and the great outdoors there is so much more to explore. www.AustinMN.com

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