Trinidad, Colorado: Art Cartopia Team Field Report

2702 Freedom Rd, Trinidad, CO
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.
Tu-Sa 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Donations appreciated.
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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. Report... [07/25/2021]

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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]

Cartopia art cars.

Art Cartopia Museum

A great stop, and we got a tour of the facility. Looking forward to coming back in September for the parade.

[K, 12/03/2019]

Fire breathing dragon.

Art Cartopia Museum

20+ amazing art cars, including a fire-breathing dragon car covered with glass beads. It's named "Cardegras."

[Pat, 04/15/2019]

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