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Idaho Potato Museum

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Address: 130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2239
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+1 208-785-2517

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Time to learn 😊

Love to learn about locals history. Small little museum. Great to see all the displays. Gave us a gift when we finished.

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Coats, North Carolina
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Coats, North Carolina
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136 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Love to learn about locals history. Small little museum. Great to see all the displays. Gave us a gift when we finished.

1 Thank 109carmeng
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Tish is the name to know when you come here. She has collected a large amount of Idaho Historical gems and is excited and willing to take the time to introduce you to the culture. Freshly opened is their cafe for dining on and tasting the famous Idaho Spurs. Easy pickens, without inflated prices for good food. Great vibes here... More 

2 Thank Mommiiiiii
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a small museum and was crowded during the first day of the Eastern Idaho State Fair. The parking was hard to get to since the parade was just letting out around lunch time. It was neat to see the big potato in front of the building. They have a lot of potato memorabilia including the largest potato crisp.... More 

2 Thank Jen S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Who knows how many potato museums there are in the world?! I'm assuming not many so I'm placing this one at the top! We figured this was the perfect way to start our jaunt into Idaho. If you're already out and about and aren't in a rush, if recommend swinging by. It was fun and quirky. Only $3 to enter... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had planned on only stopping to get a picture of myself with the huge potato out front, but it turns out it's way cooler than just that. The gift store is super cute and has a lot of fun things for sale. The museum displays were easy to navigate, informative, and fun. There's a hands on section to play... More 

1 Thank Erin K
Little River
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

You can't miss the Idaho Potato Museum. It had a huge potato in front. Cost is $5/person. Not sure it was worth paying anything for, but it was interesting. It's only two rooms. One with farm and sacking equipment. Then a hallway with singing animated potatoes in the basement. That was cute. Then the other room was all kinds of... More 

1 Thank ButterflyBusy
Rexburg, Idaho
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We took the family and had a fun time at the museum. We watch 4-5 short videos about potatoes, how to harvest them, how they are used at McDonalds, and interviews from local farmers about potatoes and their history. They have a good amount of material to explain how they came to Idaho and how they took off and how... More 

1 Thank Blake G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We just had to stop to take a snap of the giant potato, but found much more. Really interesting small museum, with a cute little cafe serving french fries and baked potatoes, and as 'out of staters', were given a gift of 'taters'!

Thank elainejh
Las Vegas, Nevada
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour, friendly staff who made us delicious French fries and fish on a potato stick for a nominal charge. You have to take a photo by the biggest baked potato!!!

Thank sallyrey
Mena, AR
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102 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stopped here just so my wife could her picture with the large potato. The museum is pretty informative if you are into potato's.


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