The World Famous Gopher Hole Musuem

The World Famous Gopher Hole Musuem

I knew there were people out there like me. About the size of an RV, Torrington Gopher Hole Museum features stuffed gophers (actually, “Richardson’s Ground Squirrels) posed to resemble the townspeople. Exhibits include gophers dressed as a priest, bank robber, RCMP officer, duck hunter, firefighter, and beautician, among others. Dressed in elaborate costumes and framed by elaborately painted backdrops, the gophers pose in cabinets, their glassy eyes indifferent to the media attention they provoke and the letters pouring in on their behalf.

  • HOURS Daily 10 am – 5 pm. (Call to verify)
  • ADDRESS 208 1 St S, Torrington, Alberta, Canada
  • COST$2.00

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Torrington Beauty Salon, Photograph by Brian Gavriloff, edmontonjournal.com

Torrington Beauty Salon, Photograph by Brian Gavriloff, edmontonjournal.com