At-A-Glance: Exploring Austin – Fun and Food
Austin Minnesota, located in Mower county, is in Granite Country and has picturesque vistas surrounding the area. Austin is famously nicknamed “Spam Town USA” due to Hormel Meats headquarters located in Austin, along with the Spam Museum. If you have never thought about trying spam, maybe in exploring Austin it will spike your adventurous side.
Where to Bike in the Area
Being a bike-friendly community, by the League of American Cyclists, you will find riding the streets and roads here safe and relaxing. With miles of paved trails nestled in Granite Country, the ride is sure to be a calm one. For the mountain biker, no matter what level of expertise you have, many fun trails are offered while exploring Austin’s great landscape.
Available Maps for the Area
HaveFunBiking’s Austin Area Map
Area Bike Shops and Clubs
Rydjor Bike Shop | 213 Main St. North, Austin, MN 55912 | 507-433-7571
Where to Play When Not Biking or Hiking
Spam Museum and Visit Center | 101 3rd Avenue Northeast, Austin, MN 55912 | 507-437-5100
Austin ArtWorks Center | 300 Main St. North, Austin, MN 55912 | 507-434-0934
Historic Paramount Theatre – great shows in a beautiful theatre registered as a historical place | 125 4th Ave. NE, Austin, MN 55912 | 507-434-0934
Where to Eat
Piggy Blues Bar-B-Que | Menu | 323 N. Main St., Austin, MN 55912 | 507-434-8485
The Old Mill | Menu | 3504 11th Place NE, Austin, MN 55912 | 507-437-2076
Grinder’s Deli | 604 3rd Ave. NW, Austin, MN 55912 | 507-433-6808
Steve’s Pizza | Menu | 421 N Main St., Austin, MN 55912 | 507-437-3249
Where to Sleep When Visiting
Public Wi-Fi Spots in the Area
Along with most hotels, many coffee shops and restaurants have Wi-Fi available. Also, the public library is another good option. Austin public library is located at 323 4th Avenue Northeast, Austin, MN 55912 and you can find out more about the library by clicking here.