Idaho Potato Museum – Blackfoot, Idaho…

We couldn’t visit Idaho without learning about potatoes!

We were excited when we saw that the Idaho Potato Museum was just a 30 minute drive from our RV park in Idaho Falls.

Tickets are $6 per adult, $3 per child ages 5-12, and free for children ages 4 and under.

The museum is very cute.

We loved walking through it and learning all sorts of facts about potatoes and about growing potatoes. One fact we found very interesting is that the average American eats approximately 110 pounds of potatoes each year.

There is a fun section for kids. It has different activities including a bin full of Mr. Potato Head toys. Our kids had fun making their own potato head creations.

As soon as Bravely saw these Mr. Potato glasses, she grabbed them. She threw her glasses on the ground and excitedly exclaimed, “I got new glasses!”

There are four computers set up with different potato games that can be played. Our kids really enjoyed taking turns playing these.

After walking through the museum and learning all about planting, growing, harvesting, storing, distributing and cooking potatoes, we went to the cafe.

There, nine of us chose to try ice cream made with potato flakes. Tapestry, Cherish and I are the salty girls, so we chose chocolate drizzled potato chips for our treat. Everything was good!

There is a really cute gift shop in the museum. We picked up post cards, a Christmas ornament and a few gifts.

Outside we saw different types of old farming equipment used to plant and harvest potatoes.

We found a rock someone painted a pretty design on the front and wrote “Safe Travels 2020” on the back. Our kids asked to add it to our rock collection as it felt meant for us.

The Idaho Potato Museum was fun, unique and an overall great experience for our whole family!

One thought on “Idaho Potato Museum – Blackfoot, Idaho…”

  1. If you ever get back to S.Dakota, stop in the Corn Palace. I think it’s in Mitchell, SD. The building is decorated in different colors of corn kernels. They change the pictures but when we visited it was either patriotic or Elvis, I don’t exactly remember. It’s along the same lines, learning all about corn. Cool little museum/gift shop/little town outside. I love filling your travels and family adventures! We are fairly new RVers and I’m making notes of some of these places you’ve seen. So neat. Thanks for sharing and safe travels!

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