This might have been our 2008 Christmas card photo. Never mind that we were on our way home from a wonderful week in Yellowstone National Park. This was the photo I hoped would make us look good because the Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot, Idaho is the kind of quirky roadside attraction we love.
The museum is small, but at $3 per adult, so is the admission. It features the exhibits you would expect on the history of the potato and farming in Idaho, but visitors will also find the world’s largest potato chip, a “potatoe” autgraphed by Dan Quayle and a potato-sack suit. We received cartons of hash browns with our paid admission.
In the end, we used a closer shot of our smiling faces from a different part of this vacation for the Christmas card, but my memories of the Idaho Potato Museum still make me smile. It’s not an attraction that everyone will enjoy, but if you love quirky museums as much as we do, add it to your next Idaho itinerary.
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- Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Traveler’s Sandbox