Idaho Potato Museum

Idaho Potato Museum, Blackfoot: Hours, Address, Idaho Potato Museum Reviews: 4/5

Idaho Potato Museum
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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mlbpafan
Loveland, CO1,631 contributions
Jun 2021
We drove up from Pocatello (25 minutes) and it was well worth it! There is a nice gift shop on one end and a cafe on the other end. The Large Potato out front is a great place for a family photo! They have a device out front that holds your phone so you can all be in the photo! The museum starts with the origins and advances to Idaho's part in the current potato contributions. There are great novelties including a lot of Mr. Potato Head's as well as products that are dependent on the potato. There are some large implements as well and many tools from the early potato industry in the state. They even have an interactive area for the kids to design and build their own Mr. Potato head! A smaller place, but interesting and worth a visit.
Written June 7, 2021
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The_Wanderer1992
Columbia, MD1,629 contributions
Aug 2021
For my first time in Idaho, I felt I should see and eat something related to potatoes, and this place seemed to perfectly fit the bill. On one end is a museum and on the other end is a cafe. We came in through the cafe, which ended up taking us backwards through the museum. I'm not sure if they are supposed to be stopping you in the cafe before you walk into the museum without paying, but that's exactly what we did. Because I felt bad, we did pay for the museum admission at the end. I did see another couple who did the same as we did. I learned some interesting facts about potatoes in the museum, like how Idaho just happens to have the perfect environment for growing potatoes. The gift shop had a lot of potato related souvenirs. They also give you a potato bag for your gifts and they gave us a free packet of mashed potatoes.

The cafe is what I see recommended from so many, but I was not a huge fan. It was dirty. None of the tables were clean. Flies were flying all over the place. The trash cans were overflowing. The food was enjoyable, though. I had a potato soup and my husband had chili cheese fries. If you are driving through, I'd say give this place a stop just for the uniqueness and how it relates to Idaho, but don't go out of your way.
Written August 11, 2021
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boarlady
Anaheim, CA45 contributions
Sep 2020
The museum is small but very informative. It is good for adults as well as children. It would take make 1 hour. Be sure to stop at the small cafe for potato treats after. We got huckleberry potato ice cream and french fries. Both were tasty and I would recommend this museum to anyone passing through the area. Worth the side trip and 1 hour.
Written October 6, 2020
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Hello Boarlady! Thank you for your thoughtful review of the Idaho Potato Museum.
Written October 20, 2020
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Valerie F
Austin, TX107 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
My 26 year old son and I went to potato museum yesterday. Our only regret is that we didn’t know the cafe part closed at 3pm and we finished our self guided tour at 3:30, so we were pretty disappointed. We learned so much about potatoes, I knew a little bit since my grandparents had a farm in East Texas, we had a potato barn there but we’re on a much grander scale here. Favorite parts of the tour included little film room where they explore McDonald’s fries, myth buster style. Yep, McD’s uses real potatoes! The underground potato family, pretty cheesy but still had us laughing, oculus harvester experience was great. We saw at least 2/3 of the museum and enjoyed everything about it, except for missing out on the cafe and the museum was a bit warm. Would’ve stayed longer if we were not so hungry. See the worlds largest Pringle and visit the gift shop, they’ve got tons of potato related items and we stocked up. If you’re into potatoes, farming, and museums, this place is a must see. Go to Rube’s nearby for some good food afterwards, if you miss the cafe
Written May 4, 2021
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pat l
Gainesville, GA1,017 contributions
Jan 2021
Great little museum ALL about potatoes. We looked forward to this stop from the time we left Georgia until we made it to Blackfoot. The only disappointment was that they were out of potato ice cream. We had planned on that and were looking forward to trying it, but the kid running the cafe didn't seem at all sorry that they were out when she told us. She said the truck would be in in about 4-5 days and then she'd have some (as if people stay in Blackfoot, ID for a week!?)

Still, an awesome museum. Potato VR! Talking potato puppets! A giant chip!
Written January 9, 2021
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William R
Austin, TX78 contributions
Jun 2020
Idaho is the leading potato producer in USA producing 13 billion pounds of potatoes per year. We visited the Idaho 🥔 Museum. Yep! Seems corny but it's very informative. Exhibits were full of info, hands on area for kids, gift shop with unique potato themed gifts. Yes, even a cafe where we ordered different potato themed items. 😎
Written June 29, 2020
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Hello WRR_LMR! We are so glad you put the Idaho Potato Museum on your travel itinerary! Thank you for the kind review!
Written July 14, 2020
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wildorchid99
Alta Loma, CA257 contributions
Jun 2020
We have a big group and most of them does not want to get inside. So, we just took pictures and bought some snacks from their cafe. Their cafe was small (2 or 4 small tables). Their potato products were yummy. It is a good stop while passing by the area.
Written July 18, 2020
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Jennifer H
Nashville, TN77 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Great stop on our road trip. Considering each American eats about 110 pounds of potatoes a year it was really cool to learn about the history and production. Has interactive exhibits. A delicious potato cafe. Order your potato online ahead of time if you want to eat one as they take an hour to bake. It was definitely worth it. Delicious! And a great gift shop to end the visit. Took my 13 and 16 year old and they liked it too.
Written March 14, 2022
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David P
Monroe, WI138 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Tasty and educational place to visit. We toured the museum and learned all about the history of the Idaho in Potato. After this we enjoyed a baked potato with all the toppings. It was delicious! After that we enjoyed some potato ice cream. I had banana nut and my husband had chocolate. Both were delicious! Make sure you call ahead if you want a baked potato. They take two hours to bake. My husband and I put our order and a couple hours before arriving. They also have fresh cut Idaho potato french fries.
Written September 30, 2021
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Frank P
Eugene, OR1,197 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
OK if you are within 100 miles of this place you have to go. The story and history of the potato is so interesting. I’m almost 70 years old and I had no idea how little I knew about Potatoes. Highly recommend eating baked potato in the cafe. Fun gift shop and staff friendly. By the way great candy store across the street.
Written June 24, 2021
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