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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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Don't go to Idaho without stopping by this museum!

Learn all about why Idaho is known for its potatoes. This museum is informative, and the people are friendly. It's well worth a short stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband was a farmer and was enthralled with the old farm equipment. The video was very informative whether you had farm knowledge or not. It is small but we'll done. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the staff are welcoming and informative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you happen to be near Blackfoot, ID, it is almost a requirement that you stop at the Idaho Potato Museum. It is a small museum that shouldn't take more than a half hour to see (if that), with some interesting facts. It is not the most exciting museum I have ever been to but being Idaho is known for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Learn all about why Idaho is known for its potatoes. This museum is informative, and the people are friendly. It's well worth a short stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wandered through here on our way to West Yellowstone. I had read about the Idaho Potato Museum in various places and figured that I might get there. We pulled off the road and followed the sign and directions to get there. There are two things to remember about this museum. 1) The museum is housed in an old railway depot,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fun little stop, nice folks, just watch for the clueless old farts jumping the line. ; ) Seriously there's a great deal of fun information that you never heard, lots of good descriptions, and an old advertisement of Marilyn Monroe that was most likely the source of the old saying about looking good in a potato sack. Speaking of that,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was a fun little museum. The charge currently for it is $3 for adults. Use your AAA card for a discount of 50 cents. When you go in there is a small gift shop with a bunch of potato items. Kind of fun to look at. Inside you can find all sorts of potato utensils and tools and farm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Honestly, we stopped by the Idaho Potato Museum just to have a few laughs. Instead, we were instantly drawn in by the kind, friendly staff, the self-depracating humor of the place, and the amount of truly fascinating information available. We bought a bag of chocolate-covered potato chips in the gift shop (seriously addictive!) and paid $3 per person to enter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Have passed by many times, but the museum was always closed. I was either too early or too late while driving by. Finally, timed the trip just right and made it before the museum closed. It is a tiny museum with interesting facts. Took about 20 minutes to go through and read the information. They also have exhibit of farm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I'll be honest. When I booked a hotel here I knew nothing of either potatoes or this museum! Now I do. At only $3 per adult ($1 < 12 y/o) it was great value and a qwerky American museum. Taking approx 30 - 60 minutes to look around. Giving you all the facts about potatoes and Idaho potatoes including old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Takes about 30 minutes with lots of fun facts and memorabilia about potato farming and processing. Staff was very friendly and nice little gift shop with potato-oriented things. We learned a lot and enjoyed it very much. Hope they keep updating it with new exhibits and more interactive components. Definitely worth the stop and a short trip from Pocatello or... More 

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