What You Want To Know

The Hormel Institute’s research is dedicated to improving your health. Laboratory studies are proving through nutrition and weight control, people can improve health and increase prevention of disease.

 Visit The Hormel Institute

Tours of The Hormel Institute are available if pre-arranged.

Contact the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau at visitor@austinmn.com or call 507.437.4563

 Driving Directions

801 16th Avenue NE , Austin, Minnesota 55912

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From Minneapolis:

  • Interstate 35W South (approximately 94 miles)
  • In Albert Lea, exit at Interstate 90 East and follow to Austin (approx 20 miles)
  • In Austin, exit at 178B
  • Left at exit (6th Street NE)
  • Right on 16th Avenue NE
  • The Hormel Institute on left (look for driveway entry and visitor parking on west side of building).

From Rochester:

  • I-90 West to Austin (approximately 30 miles)
  • Exit at 178B
  • Right at exit (6th Street NE)
  • Immediate right on 16th Avenue NE
  • The Hormel Institute on left (look for driveway entry and visitor parking on west side of building).