My husband grew up in Albert Lea and seemed to think "I grew up in the town next to Hormel" was a pick up line. Well, not quite, but he did take me to the Spam Museum years ago when it was a dinky little thing in the mall. Last year, my husband and I took the kids to SPAMTOWN USA and my kids loved it! There is lots to do. The kids had fun in the interactive "can your own spam" exhibit (thankfully a plush spam). I enjoyed learning about the history. Loved the homage to Monty Python's SPAM skit! Free samples of Spam and the SPAM store has something for everyone. We came home with souvenirs for everyone - you can even make souvenir pennys like the type they have at the zoo.