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Idaho Potato Museum

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Address: 130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2239
Phone Number: (208) 785-2517
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I saw the sign while driving the highway and said, "why the he'll not?" Sooo glad I did. Now, it's no Disney world but it is if you love potatoes. A lot of agriculture history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
C. K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I saw the sign while driving the highway and said, "why the he'll not?" Sooo glad I did. Now, it's no Disney world but it is if you love potatoes. A lot of agriculture history involved. Great gift shop. They have Mr potato heads in marvel and star wars themes. Free box of instant tatters for travelers. Best part is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a little side trip off the beaten path but was fun to see. You can't miss the huge replica of a baked potato out in front of the building which makes for a good photo opportunity. This is something that kids would be easily entertained by as well.

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Thank BBerD
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here as one of my three museum stops for the day. It was interesting and worth the stop. About every use for potatoes is displayed including a small alcohol section with potato vodka bottles. There is a small theatre where you can watch 4 short movies one of which was about the making of McDonald's French Fries. There... More 

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Thank Donald K
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my kids there this weekend just for fun but ended up having a fantastic time. There was a great deal to learn there about potatoes and the staff was good fun to speak with about the local area and potatoes. Certainly a can't miss museum for an hour of your time if you are in the area or driving... More 

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Thank Stephen S
Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where else can you find a place totally devoted to potatoes? It makes a nice place to stop and stretch your legs while learning more than you ever thought you needed to about the potato. Nicely presented, it is worth the $3 entry.

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even for a native Idahoan, this place offered some interesting insights into potatoes and their cultivation -- and, seeing some of the old machinery sparked memories of my youth. The museum is more extensive than it's very nominal entrance fee would suggest. Definitely worth an hour of time, if you have it to spare.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think we know everything there is to know about potatoes now. If you're near Blackfoot you need to stop in. The gift shop is fun with everything "potato". There is a lot of potato history and interesting facts in the museum. Then you can try some potatoes in the Cafe.

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Thank Jank2012
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You walk into the gift shop first. Lots of potato fun in there. But it's not just a potato museum, but the town's chamber of commerce... I was disappointed that it is so small. Informative and different but I guess I was expecting more. The confused cashier didn't help any. She asked us a couple of times in a row... More 

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Thank Amanda G
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would be if it hasn't been a stop on some TV show of America's gems. It displays the origins of the potatoe, factoids, and history of American potatoe farming. The wall of mashers is impressive. a good stop to break up the drive. The cafeteria even serves..... potatoe items. As a free parting gift we received a box of... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was on my husbands bucket list. He found it online and decided it was worthy of driving to Idaho on our way from Yellowstone to Salt Lake City. If you've dreamed of seeing the world's largest potato chip... This is your stop! They even have a gift shop and snack bar with numerous spud choices.

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