Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Idaho Potato Museum


On Saturday, April 5, Steve had returned to Salt Lake City and we continued our exploration of this great country by driving north to Idaho Falls, Idaho.  Along the way, however, we made a side trip to a small city called Blackfoot to see the Idaho Potato Museum!

Blackfoot is located in Bingham County which is the producer of one-third of our nation’s potatoes.  It is known as the Potato Capital of the World.  So where else would we find the world’s largest potato "crisp" according to the Guinness Book of World Records?

This was such a fun, unique stop.  We learned more about potatoes than I ever cared to know!  We saw antique farm equipment, a collection of over 100 potato mashers, a posse of Mr. Potato Heads – we even saw Marilyn Monroe dressed in burlap sack while gracing a potato field!  And of course, we bought the t-shirt!

As we were leaving, the museum curator discovered that we were from Texas.  So we were the proud recipients of a free gift from the museum: "Taters for Out-of-State-ers"!  We received two boxes of hash browns, which we eagerly ate for breakfast the next morning!

If you ever drive on Interstate 15 between Pocatello and Idaho Falls, make sure you stop at the Idaho Potato Museum!