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Address: 130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone Number: (208) 785-2517
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The potato museum is a nice nugget of information combined with history and exhibits. If you bring little ones you can buy them one of the old style Mr. Potato Head toys before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2014
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Ronald, Washington
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Blackfoot, Idaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A lot of people get a kick out of getting a photo in front of the big potato out front. The museum is in a neat old railroad depot, which makes for a nice & interesting atmosphere. The employees are friendly, offering "taters for out-of-staters", and offer some clever & funny stuff in the gift shop. The museum exhibits were... More 

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Ronald, Washington
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168 reviews 168 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

The potato museum is a nice nugget of information combined with history and exhibits. If you bring little ones you can buy them one of the old style Mr. Potato Head toys before you leave.

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Austin, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It is a standing joke in the family that one of our claims to fame was to have visited a lawnmower museum (Southport, England). So, when a sign on the I15 advertised there was a Potato Museum nearby there was a sense of eager anticipation that we could be about to witness a display of car crash proportions and that... More 

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New York City, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Being a huge potato person I just HAD to stop by a museum dedicated to the delectable starch! It was affordable (don't forget to mention your AAA card), and I found it to be very informative and interesting. Oh and you can't help but have your picture taken with the giant potato in the front. If you're in the area,... More 

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Layton, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have seen the sign for this museum for years as we traveled to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, but never had the time to stop. This time we did and it was worth the stop. There is a lot of information about potatoes from their history to their harvest. A room is dedicated to the tools used to grow and... More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

we really enjoyed it! It was only a few dollars to get in, so we had nothing to lose. You can see all in about an hour. After driving thru miles and miles of potato fields it was interesting to see "the rest of the story". We also enjoyed looking at the novelty items in the gift shop. Not to... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were two couples on a two week road-trip and planned to visit the Idaho Potato Museum. It was easy to find and not far off of our planned route. The museum admission is $3 (AAA $2.50). It gave us a great history of the potato. It was a nice break from the road and very educational. The information was... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Who hasn't heard of Idaho potatoes? In this little museum you will learn the fascinating history of the popular vegetable, interesting statistics, and how the potato is cultivated, harvested, and stored. Old farming equipment and potato mashers and peelers join charts and photos to make the exhibits interesting. Take time to watch the video. If you are not familiar with... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This museum shows history of potato growing in Idaho and tools used for growing, along the displays describing grading of potatoes. We stopped because, we thought it would be interesting and it was, but it was a bit disappointing. Admission Fee was $3.00 per person with a AAA Discount bringing it to $2.50 each.

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Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was interesting the way they explained/wrote items on the wall. Thought it was little crowded and they could possibly have things spread out a bit more.

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