1700 8th St. NW,
Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles
Since its grand opening in 2001 this quirky kitschy tribute to America’s favorite canned meat product has attracted countless visitors from all over the world. With its promise of “1000% fun” this 16500 square-foot complex is a must-see for families in Austin. Admission is free. (SPAM® is a registered trademark of Hormel Foods, LLC and is being used with permission.)
1101 N Main St
Distance from hotel: 0.8 miles
Visitors to this farm can get a rare up-close look at over twenty beautiful alpacas. Distant cousins of llamas and camels these gentle exotic creatures originated in the highest peaks of the Andes and are bred exclusively for their lustrous colorful fiber. The Pajolo Alpaca Farm includes a store that specializes in high-quality apparel made from 100% alpaca fiber.
51057 Main St
Distance from hotel: 1 miles
Built in 1929 the Paramount Theatre is a unique atmospheric theatre with a Spanish motif.
125 4th Ave NE
Distance from hotel: 1.4 miles
Visit the historic home of George A. Hormel, founder of Hormel Foods, Inc. The house has been restored to its early-1900s splendor and is open for tours and events.
1303 6th Ave. SW
The history of Mower County and Austin is preserved in more than 20 individual facilities located on the Historical Society grounds. This diverse collection of facilities which includes a Native American History Museum Art Museum and Fireman’s Museum provides a complete and comprehensive view of Austin’s rich history for the whole family to enjoy.
Distance from hotel: 0.9 miles
6th St. N.E.
Distance from hotel: 1.9 miles
This 507-acre nature center features prairie land forests wetlands and meandering streams. Its seven miles of trail are filled with native wildlife such as deer mink raccoons salamanders and a variety of indigenous birds.
21st S NE
Distance from hotel: 2.8 miles
28th St. NE
Distance from hotel: 6.4 miles
This equestrian center provides horse-riding lessons summer riding camps horse boarding and more.
26947 County Hwy 34
Distance from hotel: 7.9 miles
Pick out your own pumpkin from over 20 varieties or go on a berry-picking spree in the strawberry and raspberry patches. From horse-drawn carriage rides to a playful romp in the grain silo there’s plenty of family fun to be had on this lively old-fashioned farm. Admission is free!
90537 273rd St
Distance from hotel: 1.2 miles
Austin is home to Hormel Foods Corporation, manufacturer of the world renowned SPAM® family of products. The company's corporate offices, flagship manufacturing plant, research and development division and new SPAM® museum are all located in Austin.
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