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Idaho Potato Museum

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Address: 130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone Number: (208) 785-2517
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Taters for out of staters!

Cute little museum, staffed by nice people. Lots of information about the potato. Free instant mashed potato package given to people from out of state. Good stop for those who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We saw the sign on I-15 and got off the interstate. We got to see downtown Blackfoot as well as the museum. It was awesome to see the way they used to dig and haul Idaho potatoes. It told of how potato farming got started and which parts of Idaho grow the most potatoes. It had a cute gift shop... More 

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Staten Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Cute little museum, staffed by nice people. Lots of information about the potato. Free instant mashed potato package given to people from out of state. Good stop for those who like small museums.

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When in Idaho you you must stop by this museum and see this huge potato and go inside to a well worth education of the Idaho Potato.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Passing through this town on our way to Yellowstone I saw the sign for the potato museum. The gift store had some fun stuff to buy including a Darth Tater shirt. I can't imagine a better way to present a potato museum. We learned where potatoes came from and many other interesting facts. My kids are never thrilled to go... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This museum made me giggle from the beginning! Who knew that the homely potato had such an influence on our culture? The photos and stories were entertaining, though after the first few signs, it did get to be a bit tedious. But the historical photos were very interesting! There was a fun video playing, with some good background info. The... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It is a interesting little museum. I liked all the different peelers & mashers that were displayed. I just loved the Large Potato outside of Museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It is just the right size for a break. It is in an old train depot and interesting and nicely kept. Who knew that russet potatoes could be so interesting. We got a packet of instant potatoes each when leaving. LOL

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Blackfoot, Idaho
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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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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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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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Address: Address: 130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
Phone Number: (208) 785-2517
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Blackfoot

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