Learn about the famous Idaho potatoes and gain insight into the farming culture.
The Idaho Potato Museum is a unique museum located in Southeastern Idaho. Built in 1912, this building shows the significance of how the railroad helped the potato industry. When you visit, you will understand the history of the famous Idaho potato and see the potato industry's evolution. This is a great way to get to know Idaho’s unique history and culture.
You will learn more about why Idaho has such successful potato farming. Scientists have found that the volcanic ash in the ground and the river flowing through the land helps make the soil conditions perfect for producing large crops of potatoes. Learn about how potatoes are planted, nourished, and harvested while you’re here so you can grow your own potato garden.