The Idaho Potato Museum is a great place to stop off in Idaho. By visiting this museum you will be able to see where the famous Idaho potatoes come from! You can see an interesting showcase of Idaho potatoes and see how the potato industry has revolutionized. You will see amazing things like the biggest potato chip from Pringle’s and explore the museum that was built in 1912.
Everyone loves potatoes so who wouldn’t want to learn a little more about how potatoes rose to fame in the United States. This is an educational experience, too, so the entire family can learn something. You can learn about potato nutrition, the harvesting process, trivia, history, and more. There is even a video explaining the potato’s history and how it became to be America’s favorite vegetable.
If you decide to take a trip to Idaho and you want to learn a little more about the potato then stop off in Blackfoot. The address is 130 N.W. Main and the museum is open from October to March from 9:30 am until 3 pm Monday through Friday. From April until September the museum is open from 9:30 am until 5 pm Monday through Saturday. There are group rates and even special tour group hours.
There is ADA parking and lots of room if you drive an RV or motor coach. There is also a park where you can enjoy a nice picnic in the “Potato Capital of the World.” Admission is $3 per adult, $1 for kids 6-12, free for kids under 6, and $2.50 for seniors over 55 and AAA members. The rate for groups of 15 or more is $2. Take a little time to learn something new about a vegetable and food you enjoy on a regular basis. It’s fun for the entire family!