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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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Goofly little place, but fun and worth a stop.

We thoguht the idea of a potato museum was pretty funny so we decided to swing by since we were going past it. We're glad we did. It took us about 20 minutes to go through but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Rutland, Vermont
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were so happy to visit the museum. We loved the old machinery and the step by step instructions on large scale potato processing. Staff was super friendly and they gave us our postcards in a potato sac!!! Loved this touch! Also, they give out of staters free tatters (Hungry Jack). I wish they could add some more about the... More 

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Thank annieb003
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting family so we had to come! Great museum, of course boring for my 16 year old daughter! Ate at the place there, baked potato bar and fries. Good stuff even though small selection!

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Copenhagen
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69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Idaho Potato museum is the only museum in Blackfoot, and actually the only attraction in town. ( I believe) This museum is small and very charming. It is very informative about the history of the potato in Idaho and the rest of the world. It also contains several interesting and well maintained old potato related machinery inside the museum, as... More 

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Thank Jorn
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoguht the idea of a potato museum was pretty funny so we decided to swing by since we were going past it. We're glad we did. It took us about 20 minutes to go through but it was quite a bit more interesting than we expected. Our whole family enjoyed it, even our teen and younger son. Entry cost... More 

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Thank Slapshot12
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took about an hour to go through the museum. It was very informative and interesting. Go to the cafe to order some fresh cut fries! Spot to park an RV in the back of the parking lot, but if it is too busy there won't be room.

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Thank red7sar
Morrison, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area, this museum is fantastic. Informative videos, fun selfie potato photo, and nice exhibits. "Free taters for out of staters"

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Thank ricoch3t
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a variety of information about potatoes here, from the history, other countries' views on potatoes, Scientific facts about them and a tiny theater where you can choose among four areas about potatoes. I chose only one, which was the question about whether McDonald's serves real potatoes as their fries. There's also a farming equipment area, a brief description... More 

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Thank Felicia D
Blackfoot
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of the potato museum is by far the cupcakes from Paisley cakes! Made with real potatos! You have got to try the cupcakes. Super cool that there made with potatos. Great to eat the bake potato they have as well! A must see in Blackfoot.

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Thank Michael W
Petaluma, California
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126 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling through the area and needed a break, so stopped at the Idaho Potato Museum and ended up spending almost 2 hours there. It was interesting to read all the history, and visit the gift shop. There is a large parking lot, and the volunteers working there were great. I love collecting recipes from different areas, and they... More 

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Thank Sandy G
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had read about this place and had to see it. It actually was much more interesting and educational than I had thought. Lots of potato facts presented in a fun way. I learned a lot and would highly recommend it.

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