Contact Us

Visit the Hormel Institute

Contact The Hormel Institute

801 16th Ave NE
Austin, Mn 55912
Phone: 507-433-8804

 

Visit The Hormel Institute

Small Group Tours

Small group tours may be possible if pre-arranged, depending on availability. Contact Zoe Cantu at cantu008@umn.edu or 507-254-0953. Small group tours are typically available Tuesday-Thursday between 10:00am – 2:00pm but exceptions may be considered for special circumstances.

Large Group Tours

Please contact Discover Austin for large group tours at tourism@austincvb.com or 507-437-4563.

Educational Tours

To set up a K-12 or post-high school tour, contact Kelly Vincelette at kelly521@umn.edu or 507-437-9676.

Driving Directions

801 16th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912

From Minneapolis:

  • I-35W South (approximately 94 miles)
  • In Albert Lea, exit at I-90 East and follow to Austin (approximately 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).