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Idaho Potato Museum

130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
+1 208-785-2517
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Bigger than it looks.

From the outside, the museum is not particularly impressive. When you enter it and start walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ransom007
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Anaheim, California
Must stop in Blackfoot.

Great history lesson here and education. Fun for all ages. Very interesting stop. We had just had... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Ellis_NC_IL
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside, the museum is not particularly impressive. When you enter it and start walking around, it is actually quite large. It has much information about the history of the Idaho potato industry, equipment used to farm potatoes, and other information regarding potatoes. It...More

Thank ransom007
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Great history lesson here and education. Fun for all ages. Very interesting stop. We had just had lunch. Bummer. Would have dined at their cafe. Cute gifts to take home.

Thank Ellis_NC_IL
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Here, several times back in 2010, to visit good friends. Short trip through the museum, but well worth it. Who knew Pringles has the record for the largest potato chip? And Marilyn Monroe modeled for advertisements?

Thank William R
Reviewed 10 October 2017

My wife & I decided that enroute to Idaho Falls from Pocatello we really should stop in Blackfoot to see this museum. After all, Idaho leads all states in potato crop production. We found the museum to be quite educational and a bit fun. I...More

Thank EwanderingMan
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by and had an extremely good and informitive visit. They offer a senior discount/AAA discount. Displays are educational and enjoyable. Some of the memorabilia brought back great memories.

Thank grinch4
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I didn't think we should have paid to get in we could have left the donation or something it was interesting to see how McDonald's fries were made on the little video. And there's little pillow potatoes talking down the stairs that was fun. Don't...More

Thank Locagirl1
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is a great, little museum for the potato enthusiast! The film was excellent, the displays were very educational. Parking is right next to the building. The small on-grounds café was so good, we kept ordering and eating! Fun, unusual gift shop, too!

1  Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This was a very descriptive tour of the potato farming industry. There were several display boards describing the development of the potato agri-business. Also a film of the potato harvest and processing. The best part was the perfectly baked potato bar-YUM!

1  Thank joeherbig
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Stopped here thinking this was a cheesy museum. Boy, was I suprised. This was a very well put together museum about the history of a potato and how they are planted and harvested. It was very interesting.

1  Thank ofallon
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here and loved this little Museum. Great and informative information about the history of potatoes. The largest Pringle ever made is located in this museum along with a cafe for you to eat a locally grown Idaho potato.

1  Thank gmorgan6
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