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Victor, Colorado: Rita the Rock Planter: Giant Troll

Created by Thomas Dambo out of recycled junk, giant Rita is posed on her knees, filling in the holes left by careless miners.

1525 Hillside Drive, Victor, CO
From Victor drive west on CO-67 for about 1.5 miles. Turn left onto the dirt road and drive up the hill to the parking area. Follow the trail past the old mining equipment to the troll.
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Rita the Rock Planter

Thomas Dambo's newest troll, Rita the Rock Planter, is his second giant wood troll sculpture in Colorado. She can be found near an old 19th century gold mine between Victor and Cripple Creek.

According to the sculptor, the kindly troll noticed all of the holes in the ground and worried about humans or small creatures falling into them. She can be seen patching up the Earth, presumably as a symbolic representation of the damage humans have caused to their natural environment.

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Nearby Offbeat Places

Famous Wild West BrothelFamous Wild West Brothel, Cripple Creek, CO - 3 mi.
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine TourMollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour, Cripple Creek, CO - 3 mi.
Dinosaurs and FlintstonesDinosaurs and Flintstones, Cripple Creek, CO - 5 mi.
In the region:
Grave of Hambone the Mule, Fort Carson, CO - 21 mi.

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