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“An ode to the potato” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Potato World

Potato World
385 Centerville Road, Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 392-1955
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“An ode to the potato”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I've passed this attraction without stopping twice before, but the name alone said that I couldn't ignore it the third time. I expected a kitsch, roadside attraction. What I found was a serious museum about potato farming. The main exhibition requires about an hour to see, and focuses on the history of potato farming in Canada, the ever-changing technology of farming potatoes, the potato farming and food processing industry, engineering a better potato, and the process of transforming a potato from a seed waiting to be planted to a potato chip or french fry on your table. The exhibition closes with a tribute to leaders in the industry. The gift shop avoids the impulse to sell kitch potato-themed gifts (no Mr. Potato-head). Instead, visitors should indulge in the fries served in the Harvest Cafe. Come with an appetite--the portions are generous. The day we visited, an artist was trying to create the world's largest piece of artwork made of french fries in honor of the upcoming National French Fry Day (July 13).

Visited July 2013
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“The museum is great the fries are awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

First drove past this place but turned around and drove back 300 miles to see what a museum could tell me about potatoes. Well let me tell you what an experience I didn't know you could do so much with potato and I now have a new appreciation for the French fry. Admission is $5 for adults and cheaper for children it is educational and interesting. The museum has machinery used over the decades (which you can actually touch) and hands on activities and videos you can watch. Looking through the museum takes around 40 minutes and once finished there is a small gift shop within the museum for any purchases you may want o make. If you purchase one thing from this place I strongly recommend the French fries which are available from within their cafe (they come in different flavours) $4.80 gives you a massive serve of fresh hot crispy fries in your flavour choice and they are absolutely delicious. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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