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Manti, Utah: Rat Fink Museum

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth was the first man to put art on a t-shirt. He's best known for his 1960s hot rod art, particularly Rat Fink, which he created as a grotesque caricature of Mickey Mouse. He died in 2001, but his widow has a museum of his work behind their home.

404 E 300 N St., Manti, UT
From US-89/N. Main St. turn east at the gas station onto 3rd North. Drive three blocks. The museum is on the right, behind the white house with the large gravel pull-off. Look for the small red "Rat Fink" sign.
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Though Ed "Big Daddy" Roth has been gone for over 20 years, his artwork and legacy continues strong to this day. It's absolutely amazing how prolific the Rat Fink brand is. The museum features tons of Big Daddy works, including original artwork, lots of vintage licensed goods, and a mock up of his work garage -- including the piece he was working on at the time of his death.

The family and museum sponsor an annual reunion featuring 70 or more artists to showcase their Rat Fink works. A special piece is commissioned for each year, many of which are featured in the museum. They are amazing!

If you were a kid in the '60s (like me), or simply an Ed Roth fan, this museum will bring back memories and certainly put a smile on your face.

[Luv2RV, 08/04/2023]

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