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Idaho Potato Museum

Article By: Sid Lezamiz
Published: Published: Apr 2, 2019 | Updated: Feb 20, 2024 at 11:09 am
Categories: General Audience

Idaho Potato Museum
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Early spring is a great time to start thinking ahead to summer.  When you live in the great state of Idaho, your spring and summer plans should not just be about projects for your home, but also plans for family fun chosen from the many options available on Visit Idaho website.

Two hours from Twin Falls in Blackfoot, Idaho and located in the old Oregon Short Line Railroad Depot, is the Idaho Potato Museum.  Greeted by a giant baked potato, you can learn everything about potatoes.  Growing, harvesting, nutrition and trivia.

“You’ll be intrigued as you stroll through the historic building 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.[source]”

The Spud Sellar Gift Shop has an impressive selection of potato-themed gift items and Potato Station Café serves…potatoes, in several interesting ways including in salads, cupcakes and dipped in chocolate.

Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 A.M to 5 P.M. with extended hours during the months of June, July and August, the museum is a fantastic destination to add to your summer outing list.

Click here for their website.