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Idaho Potato Museum

130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-2517
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Is it kitchy? Yes, Is it small town? BUT COME ON PEOPLE! It's a GIANT POTATO!! And its a couple dollars or so a person and if you go in with an open mind there are lots of things to see and learn! We really liked it, and we can say we saw a GIANT POTATO statue. The only reason... More

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Everything Potato! Fudge, candy, chap stick, shop, lotion, pancakes, etc...all made from potatoes. We got some gifts for family members. If you're in Idaho you should experience it:)

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Fairport, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A fun quirky museum with educational information on potatoes and their origin. Along with displays of old farming equipment used for harvesting & the worlds largest potato crisp. It took us about 25-40 minutes to go through the entire museum. Cheap entrance fee of $3.00 for adults but they also offer a AAA discount ($2.50). There is a giant potato... More

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San Marcos, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is one of those places most folks just pass, but it is worth the stop. I had reservations at first, but had our Grandson with, so thought it would be an opportunity for him to learn something. Well I did too. There is a lot of interesting information about Potatoes, their origin and how the potato industry developed in... More

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Clovis, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were on our way to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve from Salt Lake City. We stopped in Pocatello and got gas at Costco and then drove to the museum in Blackfoot. If you are a AAA customer there is a discount for the entrance fee. This was a very interesting museum which showed the history of... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I very much enjoyed my experience at the Idaho Potato Museum. I had no idea what to expect-judging from the exterior with the large baked potato out front of the museum, and the hokie potato character used in the advertisement. However, once inside I found the museum to be rather serious and educational. All in all, I felt it was... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a small museum located in a restored train station which is filled with facts about the potato industry in Idaho. The films are interesting; however, an upgrade in the audio/visual equipment would be a great improvement. Lots of history about the potato and how farming has changed through the years. They are some old farming equipment on display.... More

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Fallbrook, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Potato Museum has a lot of interesting facts and pictures and displays! Kids enjoyed it and loved seeing the world's largest pringle!

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Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

On a recent visit to Pocatello, we visited the Idaho Potato Museum. It is very small, but has a lot packed inside. With our AAA discount, the cost was perfect at $2.50/pp. From the time we pulled into the lot to the time we returned to the car was about an hour - that included pictures and the gift shop.... More

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La Canada, California
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91 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a fun museum...filled with information that one can use and relate to. It's just the right size to wander thru and learn about the history, cultivation, and uses of the potato...extremely interesting. There is a small fee to enter. There is also a small gift shop. After our visit they were handing out packages of instant hashbrown potatoes... More

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