Spud Drive-In Giant Potato
The Teton Valley is proud of their famous crop, and the big potato in Driggs is a vacation dream -- a novelty postcard come to life in three dimensions. The image of a truck or train carrying a giant spud has been around for 50 years or more, and in recent years, Idaho's potato industry bankrolls a mobile big rig version that travels around the country. But here, next to the Spud Drive-In Theatre, you can always pose with the real McCoy.
Not a real potato, of course -- but a blob of concrete over a frame. Every year the potato truck, dubbed "Old Murphy," is driven during the local parade (in 2006 it was covered in tin foil like a baked potato).
The movie drive-in is still in operation, the latest double feature prominent on the marquee during the summer. During the day the area is mostly deserted, so you can pose as much as you like with the big potato.
The potato theme is continued in the drive-in, with a couple of reclining, legless cartoon spuds at the ticket booth and a sign that warns "Whoa...Small Tots at Play!" There's also a bench where you can pose with a potato character.
About 100 miles southwest, in Blackfoot, another potato claims to be the world's largest. It's in front of the Idaho Potato Museum.
The one in Driggs is the prime photo op.