Gopher Hole Museum, Torrington

Welcome StatueToday we decided to take the 150km trip to Torrington – I know it may sound like a long way but with open roads and not much traffic, you can make swift progress!

Torrington is a small Hamlet and boasts a large sculpture that can’t be missed of a large 12ft gopher named Clem T GoFur!

As you can see the fire hydrant in front of the sculpture is also painted as a gopher, as are all 11 of the hydrants in Torrington.  Below are a few more examples.  It does make for quite a cheery fire hydrant!

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While strolling around Torrington we also came across an old church and a very friendly cat!

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Then we headed to the main attraction – the Gopher Hole Museum. I don’t think being crazy is a requirement to visit but it probably helps!!

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