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Idaho Potato Museum

130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2239
+1 208-785-2517
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Almost Surreal Dedication to Potatoes

$4 is a small price to pay for what is one of the strangest museum experiences you'll ever have. As... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenden G
Packs a Punch

This is an EXTREMELY inexpensive sight to see but lacks a big punch. You can go through this museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nyree C
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LOCATION
130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221-2239
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+1 208-785-2517
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"hash browns"
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"potato head"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

$4 is a small price to pay for what is one of the strangest museum experiences you'll ever have. As you might expect, the history of the potato and potato machinery are involved. But then, there's more. Collections of potato peelers, mashers, and potato nails...More

Thank Brenden G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an EXTREMELY inexpensive sight to see but lacks a big punch. You can go through this museum as quick as an hour or take your time and explore in about two. There are movies to watch, hands on activities, lots of real machinery...More

Thank Nyree C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum had closed but the cafe hadn’t ( they forgot to lock the doors ) they were so nice and let us take a tour. The lovely lady was so kind and funny. She gave us a lot of information. She loves her job....More

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the cutest little museum! It is neither high-tech, nor fancy- but it’s fun! The mature lady who greeets you is the sweetest! Cute stuff in the gift shop. The small museum drives home the historic importance of the humble potato. Be sure to...More

Thank Mollie129
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome giant potato in front of the museum but the museum wasnt very good at all. Only $4 to get in but took me like 10 min to get through

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a super little museum, the exhibits are interesting and the displays are well thought out, we learned a lot about the origins of potato farming. There were things to keep children amused a a cafe that offered very good value for money.

Thank UlverstonJanet
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled all the way from England to see this world-renowned museum...possibly. The museum gives a history of potato farming in Idaho and has examples of the machinery and methods used. There is a small cinema showing potato-related films and an adjoining gift shop. Entry to...More

1  Thank TheMuscovyDuck
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love potatoes so I found all the potato information interesting. The museum is small but worth an hours visit if you like potatoes. The staff were super friendly.

Thank kentishsue2015
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

The Potato Museum is a quaint little museum. The information about the history of the potato was interesting - I did not know that the small tomato like fruit that forms on the actual plant is poisonous. The information regarding the water requirements of a...More

Thank Col20
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

wow couldnt believe i would go to a totor museum. but im glad i did because it was pretty cool. made me want to eat some tators

Thank blueman66
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