Idaho Potato Museum

Mes petites pommes de terre,

During my time in Idaho, I’ve visited a former bordello, narrowly escaped the late Idaho criminal, commemorated a legendary daredevil, driven around blasting “Private Idaho” by the B-52s, what else is there to do?

Why, of course, visit the IDAHO POTATO MUSEUM– 130 NW Main St., Blackfoot, ID.

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Over the years, the word “potato” has become common-law-married to Idaho. This museum explores the history of how and why the potato found its way to Idaho, along with the different potato farming processes.

Fun fact: Marie Antoinette used to wear potato blossoms in her hair to promote eating potatoes.

Little did she know that all she needed to do was make a french fry and the people would have been convinced.

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The museum also hosts many other potato-related exhibits.

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The World’s Largest Potato Crisp aka The Biggest and Flatest Pringle Ever!
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They sang and talked and were overall creepy
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… The Idaho Potatoes Field Force? Is the world aware of this… eh, phenomenon?
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… I got nuthin’

There is also a gift shop with a variety of Mr. Potatoheads and a café that serves… you guessed it, potatoes.

Out front is a photo opportunity with the museum sign and a large baked potato. It includes this contraption for taking selfies.

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Regular readers will have probably figured out by now that I am not a selfie type of person, but the Eagle Scouts went through all of this trouble to build a selfie assistant, so I had to try it.

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Eat the potato. Love the potato. Learn about the potato. Go to the Idaho Potato Museum and do all three in one place.

Until next time, dahlings…

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2 thoughts on “Idaho Potato Museum

  1. I’m disheartened in your stunning lack of insight as to the importance of this agricultural icon. The potato is far more than just a tuber! It represents the life blood of the common, the working class! Next time keep that in mind when downplaying the importance that the potato plays in people’s lives.

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