Monday, January 24, 2022


Dine on a free potato at Idaho Potato Museum

See the world’s largest potato chip at the Idaho Potato Museum and learn how the popular veggies played an important role in the life of President Kennedy. And, even better, with a paid admission you can fill up on a “FREE TATERS FOR OUT-OF-STATERS,” as billboards proclaim on roads into the town of Blackfoot, Idaho. The free spud is a large, oven-fresh Russet potato with butter and sour cream. Yum!

The Potato Museum provides information on potato history, the growing and harvesting process, nutrition, trivia and educational potato facts. Watch a short video presentation on how the potato industry has developed. The museum is located in downtown Blackfoot at 130 NW Main Street in the old Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot. There’s plenty of easy RV parking. Don’t miss the gift shop with all kinds of unique potato trinkets. And if you didn’t already know, Blackfoot is the “Potato Capital of the World.” How about that? Admission to the museum is $3 for adults and less for seniors and kids. It’s easy to find at 130 N.W. Main St. Call 208-785-2517 for more information.


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13 years ago

My wife and I have been to this museum several times during our trips to Idaho – it’s really a “don’t miss” place if you have the chance – takes about an hour – the museum is very informative.