Trinidad, Colorado: Art Cartopia

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Address:
2702 Freedom Rd, Trinidad, CO
Directions:
I-25 exit 15. Drive north along the frontage road on the east side of the freeway. Bear right onto CO-239, then an immediate left onto Freedom Rd to keep following the freeway. You'll soon see Art Cartopia on the right.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
719-846-3473
Admission:
Donations appreciated.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Cartopia.

Art Cartopia

Bills itself as, "The greatest art car museum on Earth." Zany outgrowth of the town's annual art car parade, which is the world's second largest. Nearly 40 eye-grabbing and bizarre vehicles.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/25/2021]

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Art Cartopia

Art Cartopia is home to over 25 art cars and serves as a regional center of creativity and shenanigans. Trinidad has an annual art car parade, which is what generated the idea for this crazy museum. Some art cars are activist works, others are the result of collaborations, and still others are sculptures on wheels. Many are simply wacky ideas made with found objects and some good ol' fashioned elbow grease by "cartists" (car + artist, get it?).

[Cathey Nickell, 06/08/2022]
Art Cartopia

Art Cartopia is an art car museum. There are 35 art cars on display. Also part of the experience includes, a gift shop, art gallery and maker space.

Closed until April 1, 2022. Doing cleaning, remodeling, rearranging, painting and restructuring.

[Rodney Wood, 01/08/2022]

Art Cartopia.

Art Cartopia

This neo-Roadside attraction is like a giant cabinet of curiosities. The art cars are explosions of creativity -- and they can be driven. The docents (who call themselves "Splainers") were very friendly, as each vehicle has its own amazing story.

[Rodney Wood, 06/24/2020]
Art Cartopia Museum

This was such a fun museum, with so much stuff to see! It is 100% free to tour, but tips are welcome to help with the upkeep. They have a very large selection of art cars, each with their own story and history displayed. An awesome family-friendly attraction.

[Katashia, 06/16/2020]

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