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Blackfoot, Idaho: Idaho Potato Museum

A museum that sings the praises of the spud. Features the world's largest potato chip, a potato signed by a Vice-President, and, outdoors, the world's largest potato with sour cream and butter.

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Museum gift shop and cafe door.

Idaho Potato Museum

The Idaho Potato Museum has special summer hours.

[Sherri, 07/04/2017]

Idaho Potato Museum.

Idaho Potato Museum

The Idaho Potato Museum has added new exhibits, including singing spuds and a cafe with fish covered with potatoes, on a stick!

[Sandra Sheldon, 09/04/2016]

Big potato.

Idaho Potato Museum

Giant baked potato out front. World's Largest Pringle inside.

[Sean, 07/17/2014]
Idaho Potato Museum

This museum does a great job displaying everything potato (I loved the Mr Potato Head display), including exhibits about dehydrating, agriculture, cooking, and other uses of the potato. The collections of mashers and peelers were well done, and they are currently giving out free cartons of dehydrated potatoes to make hash browns. The gift store is a hoot and I love the sacks that they use! Well worth the hour side trip for a great feel of the agricultural surroundings.

[Barb, 07/09/2014]

Largest Potato Chip.

Idaho Potato Museum

How big would that Pringles can have to be to hold this giant chip? Inside the museum is the World's Largest Potato Chip. It appears to be sort of formed and fried from mashed taters, but still is worth the stop as a photo op!

[Valerie McClory, 08/02/2010]

Time has not been kind to the once mighty Pringle chip.

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Idaho Potato Museum

Idaho Potato Museum

130 NW Main St., Blackfoot, ID
I-15 exit 93. Drive east into downtown for one mile. Turn left at the stoplight onto US-91/NW Main St. Drive two blocks. The museum will be on the right; look for the big potato.
Summer daily 9:30-7; fewer hours and days off-season, (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $6.
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