Our service appointment is next Tuesday, booked months in advance. We got here early hoping to get taken early, but that did not happen. Some folks here without appointments have been waiting several days to get service. This is a busy place, but what do you do while you wait days for your appointment - go to the Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota, an hour north of Forest City. Hubby found it on the Internet when looking for things to do here.
Check out the website for the history of Spam - http://www.spam.com/spam-101/history-of-spam
The Spam Museum, Austin, Minnesota - this museum will be closing to move to a new facility sometime in 2016. Free admission. When I searched online for "quirky museums", it was in several lists. Well done and plenty of Spam to buy as gifts in several varieties. Enjoy.
Hawaii has a Spam Jam. It is thought that the worldwide explosion of Spam lovers may have been due to the thousands of cans shipped overseas during World War II - http://www.spam.com/#biggest-party.
In south Korea, the largest consumer outside the USA, Spam is considered a classy gift to give especially for the Lunar New Year - http://www.spam.com/#impress.
Spam is even found in high-toned restaurants in New York City - http://www.spam.com/#new-in-new-york
My only claim to Spam fame is eating it during a weekend camping with my Girl Scout troop - Fried Spam sandwich with a pineapple ring on top.