Idaho Potato Museum
Exalted edible: Starchy tubers
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Don’t go home without a … stuffed Spuddy Buddy doll
Although decidedly less scrumptious than its distant, deep-fried Belgian cousin, the Frietmuseum, the Idaho Potato Museum in the city of Blackfoot (aka “The Potato Capitol of the World”) is a tuber lover’s dream come true where highlights include the world’s largest Pringle, a historical timeline of potato consumption, antique farming and sorting equipment, a massive potato masher collection (pictured), 1,600-year-old tuber-storing vessels from Peru and “free taters for out-of-staters.” The museum itself is hard to miss: Just keep an eye out for the giant baked potato sculpture out front.