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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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Everything you wanted to know about potatoes

Idaho is known for potatoes, so its fun to see some of the equipment and learn about the history of potatoes. It's a small museum that doesn't take a long time to go through but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Idaho, USA
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Idaho, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Idaho is known for potatoes, so its fun to see some of the equipment and learn about the history of potatoes. It's a small museum that doesn't take a long time to go through but well worth a half hour of your time.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It's worth a stop just for a photo of the giant baked potato outside, but the well organized little museum pays fitting tribute to Idaho's potato legacy with educational exhibits, historical photos and farm equipment on display. The collection of potato mashers and peelers is amazing, and the small gift shop offers everything from Mr. Potato Head toys to fun... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Nice collection of potato related stuff. Great interesting educational displays. Fun gift shop. Friendly staff.

Thank CalgonTMA
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A small quirky museum that's worth visiting just to get a photograph of the giant potato ( which we did). What it lacks in size it makes up for with its friendly staff, low entrance fee and information on the simple potato.

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Holliston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We really enjoyed this little museum. I couldn't stop laughing at the display of potato peelers and another one of potato mashers. Who knew there were so many varieties? Some of it was informative, some just fun. Out-of-towners get a free gift upon leaving-a potato sack with a pack of instant mashed potatoes!

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

And indeed it sort of is. Really it is the history of potatoes, where they first came from how the various different varieties were developed and by who. Planting, harvesting, packing. Machinery as it was developed, some equipment is on display. There are two films running, but as they are in black & white, they could do with being remade.Nevertheless,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The museum is closed on Sundays, so unfortunately we weren't able to check out the inside, but it was worth a stop just for the giant potato photo opp.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit to the Potato Museum. My husband I enjoyed seeing all the tools and equipment, as we both had grown up on farms and were familiar with many of the things. Great place to get a feel for the potato industry. Only takes about a half to three quarters of an hour to walk thru. Bought a... More 

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Mt Airy NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

It would be superior if it were free but it was worth the token amount to get in. I loved the exhibit of Mr. Potato Heads. I never knew that there were so many variations. The jacket made from the potato sack was sharp. How many styles of potato mashers are there? Too many to count.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Ran into this little museum to potatoes as we were returning from Yellowstone and looking for lunch. It's on the main drag of Blackfoot in a former railroad station. The museum covers everything you ever wanted to know about potatoes, from growing, to processing to selling, and all the associated stats. Lots of memorabilia. We ended up spending more than... More 

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