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Idaho Potato Museum

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130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2239
+1 208-785-2517
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All About Potatoes

If you want to know why Idaho is the Potato State, just stop by the Idaho Potato Museum in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RICHARD B
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West Covina, California
Fun place to stop

Who doesn't want a photo with a giant potato? Actually, the museum was quite informative. Had some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heidi H
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130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2239
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+1 208-785-2517
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to know why Idaho is the Potato State, just stop by the Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot, ID. The museum’s self-directed tour takes you through the history of the potato, from tiny things grown in South America to the popular russet potato...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who doesn't want a photo with a giant potato? Actually, the museum was quite informative. Had some good videos of the planting and harvesting process. Fun little gift shop if you like potatoes.

Thank Heidi H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well-done museum showcasing the cultivation, origin and importance of this staple crop; and why rhe Idaho region is a perfect growing region. Fun and entertaining and has a great photo opportunity. Bonus, if you’re a geocacher, one of the best I’ve seen is related to...More

Thank Marty S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun place to stop on our day trip in Idaho. Learned a lot about potatoes and got to eat some too! Try the loaded baked potato and huckleberry lemonade in the cafe, delicious! (And potato was only $2.99, big enough to spilt)...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Notwithstanding its rather bland name, the Museum is very interesting. It provides the history of the origin and spread of the potato, the varieties which exist, the uses put to and the equipment used. Since the average person consumes 110 pounds of potatoes per year...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good stop for our group traveling from Salt Lake City to Jackson Wyoming. Museum was cute and the kids (ages 11 to 14) seemed to enjoy it. The staff could have been nicer. They seemed to be more annoyed that we had...More

1  Thank UNCtravels
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place may seem hokey to some people, but it is well done and very interesting. With lots of interesting displays, short films, and talking potato people, it is a fun stop for any age. The gift shop has interesting items including a potato sack...More

Thank Piseu
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter has an obsession with potatoes and got into her head that Idaho was a magical potato paradise. So we surprised her with a stop here in our road trip. It did not disappoint. Worth s stop if you’re in the area. Doesn’t take...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

This place is very cool and has a lot of really interesting history about Idaho and the Potato. If you are ever in the area it is a small fee and only takes a little bit of your time to really understand how Idaho came...More

Thank Javin M
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Idaho Potato Museum is a real gem. Really informative. And they don't take it that seriously. You can also see the world's largest potato crisp there. It's pretty big. The kids also got Idaho Potato pins for free.

Thank Jan R
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