Idaho Potato Museum
The Idaho Potato Museum is located in the old Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot you’ll discover the world of Idaho’s Famous Potatoes. The Idaho Potato Museum is a unique museum which appropriately showcases Idaho's Famous Potatoes. The rich graphics showcasing the history of the potato will lead you through the revolution of the potato industry. From the original potato planted in Idaho, to the largest potato chip. The Idaho Potato Museum provides information on potato history, the growing and harvesting process, nutrition, trivia and educational potato facts. in addition a potato masher collection and a Mr. Potato Head display.
The place is nice. I like the big potato outside. The gift shop is neat and nice for suvineers. The museum part is nice. There are all kinds of things to see like the biggest potato chip. It’s not hard to miss when you drive by. The staff there is friendly
This was quirky and odd. I was not sure if this was one of the best places on our entire trip, or just odd enough for us to wonder what happened. This is of course a museum to stuff that no one cares about. Except the people locally that make a living off the stuff. I grew up in a small town so I know what I am talking about here. If you go in all serious, you have wasted your time. We went in laughing and joking. A giant display of potato mashers. peelers, and many other odd implements of cooking, and farming. We learned a few things and got free potatoes on the way out. What a day.
I have always wanted to go to the potato museum and finally did! It was a fun experience! I learned a lot about potatoes and saw some really great artifacts. There were some cool videos with different processes of how they make different potato products. The only thing that was a disappointment was I had heard there was a sack of potatoes given to the visitors from out of state. (Taters for out of staters—clever huh?) Sadly, they now just give out a box of dehydrated hash browns. Still good, and grateful, but it’s not quite a real sack of potatoes ;)
It was $7 admission for both my boyfriend and i with our triple A membership. Museum is pretty small, about what you would expect for the price. Cindy the admission staff was excellent and extremely helpful. When we arrived we mentioned to her that we were on a road trip, she said after we finish the museum to come back to see her. So we did, and she had an abundance of pamphlets and books for us on things to do in Idaho! (Man you idahoians know how to help out a neighbor!) 5/5
I never went to this potato museum, but its very existence saved my life one time. I was driving from Moab back up to Edmonton and got caught in a huge blizzard at 2 am. We saw the sign for this museum and joked about going to the Idaho potato museum. We crossed a bridge and started to spin out of control, but lo and behold, the exit for the Idaho potato museum was there, and instead of hitting the ditch, we got the exit for the potato museum. If that exit wasn't there, I have no idea what I would have done. Thank you, Idaho potato museum.