Coming from Idaho Falls, we saw a sign that said Potato Museum, next exit. Being in Idaho and all, one must absolutely do something potato-related. I don't know why some travelers say a trip to this museum isn't worth it. It's only about 5 minutes from I-15...that's not treading out of the way, in my opinion.
The museum presents the potato from its origins, where it's found and its place in history. In addition, visitors can see different types of machinery used to harvest the spuds. There is also what may be the world's largest display of potato mashers; who would have thought it comes in SO many variations.
The gift shop is worth checking out too with potato-related merchandise such as the Potato Museum tee-shirt. Oh, don't forget to pick up a bag of Potatoffee. Yes, it's potato chips slathered in chocolate-toffee; very very rich treats.
All in all, if you're in the Blackfoot area and are looking for something to do, the Potato Museum is worth the visit. Or, if you're interested in learning about tuberous crops, come visit! And don't forget to try out the dehydrated hash browns.
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