“The world of Idaho's Famous Potatoes!”
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 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 made by the Pringle's Company in Jackson, TN. You'll be intrigued as you stroll through the Museum which was built in 1912. Once a bustling flurry of activity, the stone depot represents significant ties between the railroad and the potato industry. 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. Plenty of parking room for Motor Coaches and RV's. Relax in the small park with a picnic area.
I feel odd saying this... But I loved this place. It seemed so funny and quirky we just had to stop here. We found out about it on this site btw. The man at the desk was super nice and also sent us home with free hash browns lol. I learned way more than I ever knew there was to know about potatoes that is for sure!
If you have time, it is a great stop! I would definitely do it again! I had a blast and learned a lot! $4 per person. Well worth it
Closed on Sunday's so we couldn't get in. We were disappointed in that and couldn't come a different day. Got a pic outside with the giant potato but not much else you can do outside.
Good quick stop if it fits your timetable for a break from driving, and/or if you like interesting little places that treat an economically significant but seemingly mundane subject with a self-conscious but tongue in cheek seriousness. It is fun and odd and everything you'd expect a potatoe (love ya', Dan Quayle) museum to be. Noteables -- the collection of potato peelers, the worlds largest potato crisp, and the historic tidbits (John Adams thought Thomas Jefferson was being uppity when he introduced french fries by serving them at the white house). Worth it for the photo with the giant baked potato out front, or with the Marilyn-Monroe-in-potato-sack-dress cutout. Yowsah! Po-ta-toes... boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew!
A great little museum with lots of interesting facts and displays. Well worth the 2 minute detour off the highway. The potato facts were especially interesting. The lady on the front desk was very helpful and genuinely and deeply interested in potatoes.
This was a great little museum. Worth the stop!
This was a cool little museum and very friendly staff. Worth the stop!
very cute and has some interaction things it's pretty small but it's a fun little thing to get out of the car to do
Was definitely a fun quick stop! Stopped at the cafe for a delicious potatoe soup. They had potato ice cream but I did not try it.
Not worth the stop.
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Idaho Potato Museum & Gifts
- Sat: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Sun, Wed - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Mon, Tue: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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