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Canadian Potato Museum

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maritimeexplorer wrote a review Aug. 2020
Nova Scotia, Canada3,341 contributions1,125 helpful votes
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Potatoes and Prince Edward Island are synonymous and during the summer virtually every farmer's field has potato flowers in bloom. The Canadian Potato Museum will tell you everything you could ever want to know about the spud from its origins in South America to its dominance as world food staple second only to corn. The museum is divided into two parts, one dealing with potatoes and the other with the local history of the area. Sometimes these local museums can be quite dull, but the exhibits here are interesting and well displayed. We didn't try the fries so I can't comment on them, but everything else about this place was quite interesting.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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4states wrote a review Jul. 2020
Halifax, Canada603 contributions312 helpful votes
A potato museum on PEI should have the best fries right? Well sadly wrong. We made a special trip to get their fries and poutine and were extremely disappointed with the fries. They were really hard, not sure whether they were overcooked or had dried out, and some of them had an odd sweet taste. Maybe it was an off day but we won't be returning to try again.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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JenniferandAlan wrote a review Jan. 2020
Easton, Pennsylvania364 contributions83 helpful votes
After driving past fields and fields of potatoes with some blooming in July, we reached the Potato Museum in O'Leary, PEI where we were greeted by a huge sculpted potato--great photo op. The museum was fascinating. It dealt with the beginnings of the wild potato in South America to it's becoming a major food source world over. And who knew there were so many kinds of potatoes. My husband, who is a farm boy, was very interested in the antique farm machinery but even more interested in the cafe which offered all things potato. We had potato soup and baked potatoes and did not indulge in the many kinds of fries so we could leave room for of all things, potato fudge. Seeing is believing. Have fun.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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gonjo wrote a review Nov. 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel530 contributions189 helpful votes
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If before this trip I were told there is a potato museum and i may enjoy it - I would not believe. Nevertheless there is this museum in O'Leary and it was very nice and very interesting. I believe no traveler in PEI should miss it.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Caribonmymind wrote a review Sep. 2019
Canada630 contributions17 helpful votes
We weren't expecting greatness, but ended up spending hours here! Its much more than a story about potatoes. There is a huge section that recreates each room of the house and medical facilities, way back in time. Another section is a massive barn filled with classic....farm implements! Who knew!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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