|SPAM Museum entrance|
To borrow words from the SPAM web site, "Few experiences in life are as meaningful and meaty-filled as those you'll have at the magnificent SPAM Museum. Referred to by some meat historians as The Guggenham, Porkopolis, or M.O.M.A. (Museum Of Meat-themed Awesomeness), the SPAM museum is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of spiced pork artifacts."
To be honest, even though I've had a few fried SPAM sandwiches in my time, I had no idea there is a SPAM museum. Like most people, I never gave it much thought. But I couldn't pass up an opportunity to check it out when I saw a brochure at a highway rest stop as I was driving into the state of Minnesota and determined it would only be about a 30 mile side trip.
|Parking spots are clearly marked|
It was fun, it was informative, it was filling (free samples of SPAM) and if you are in the mid-southern part of Minnesota, worth a short detour if for no other reason than to be able to tell your friends you were there!
|Pig farmer and his pigs statue in front of the museum|
|In front of the museum is a SPAM lunch wagon featuring "|
Deep Fried SPAM Curds." No, I didn't have any and no, I
don't know what they are. I don't really want to know.
|SPAM burger at the SPAM Wagon. Um, no thanks.|
|Interesting SPAM facts|
|How they make SPAM|
|A SPAM ad from the 1930's|
|The SPAM store in the museum. From SPAM post cards to |
SPAM pens to SPAM coffee cups and so much more. If you
can't find a SPAM product here, it doesn't exist!
|According to a store employee, their biggest seller lately is|