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Idaho Potato Museum

130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 785-2517
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Blackfoot
Type: Museums
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We saw the sign for the Idaho Potato Museum on the interstate and had to follow it into Blackfoot, ID and follow more signs. A museum dedicated to the potato? Sounds fun, if maybe a little silly. But as it was Sunday, this attraction was closed. Judging by other reviews it was worth seeing. Still, we got pictures with the... More

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Garland, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Small, old museum but very interesting. Didn't take long to go through it and we were glad we stopped.

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Tempe, AZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is worth the little time it takes to get off the interstate. A history of the potato and how it came to America. Lots of displays and loads of information. Is it quirky ? You bet ! The gift shop had the most unique gifts and the little spud buddies were perfect for my grandchildren who love them. I... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

How much can one learn about the simple potato? Plenty more than what you already know. This tiny little museum, a converted railroad station, has a wide array of exhibits with no shortage of informational displays about the history of potato farming in Idaho and potato processing. Who knew where the term "spud" came from? No we know. The staff... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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