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“Waist of you're time”

Idaho Potato Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Blackfoot
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Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

Very disappointing . You can certainly skip these on you're way to Yellowstone

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Ok, if you are in ID, you have to do something potato related so this was the best and closest option. The place is small and a bit dated. I have no idea when that video was made but definitely before I was born. It's worth a quick stop if you are in the area, but I wouldn't be taking too much tread off the tires to visit.

2  Thank Dand978
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Visiting Idaho, we just had to stop at the Potato Museum - Idaho is famous for its potatoes!

This museum is small but fun. It cost $3 but they give each of you a box of instant hasbrowns potatoes to keep - even the kids, so we ended up with 4 boxes to take home!

The museum had lots of pictures and descriptions on the wall to read. They also had farm machinery used in the potato fields. Not to mention the world's largest Pringles Potato Chip! How neat! They also have a potato autographed by Vice President Dan Quayle who spelled potato wrong at a student spelling bee!

We learned a lot about potatoes and are glad we stopped by.

If you ASK the cashier she will give you a 10% off discount for Rupes Burger around the corner. We like our food but I can't recommend the burgers or chicken sandwich (see my review).

3  Thank nowincolorado
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We spent about 1/2 hour at the Idaho Potato Museum. Admission was $2.50 with AAA discount. This is a nice little museum on the main road in Blackfoot, easy to find and plenty of parking. There is a small gift shop which carries some basic Idaho souvenirs in addition to those with the Potato Museum logos. They also give you 'free taters' in the form of Hungry Jack dehydrated hash browns (which we've used from the grocery store before and liked). The souvenir bag is worth buying something for.

The museum lays out the history of the potato, shows how potatoes are used and how they make it to the stores including those that are used as "fresh" vs .those that are "processed." It was interesting to see how the potatoes are sorted and packed.

This is a nice stop, expect to spend 30 minutes.

4  Thank nzmommy
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Driving back from Montana, thank goodness we saw the small road signs for the Potato Museum. I mean, how can you say you've been to Idaho without a visit here?

The museum is in a restored railroad depot, which is a treat for railroad buffs. But wait, there's more! It includes a 20-minute industrial video from the 80s where potato workers awkwardly describe their quality control procedures. There are vintage potato posters and vintage potato tools. There are exhibits explaining the history of potato production and the life cycle of the potato. All it lacked was Weird Al Yankovic's "Addicted to Spuds". ("You planned a trip to Idaho / Just to watch potatoes grow")

I thought it was a great quiet break on a long drive and well worth the admission price, and that was before our parting gifts. The dear lady who took our money presented us with potato-based presents as we left. Now I'm hooked on hash browns!

Watch those directional signs carefully as you drive through Blackfoot to reach the museum. You'll be glad you did.

4  Thank FTAListCom
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