The Orphanage hours are: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4 – Sunday, 1-4 – Closed Mondays

Welcome to The Orphanage:

The Orphanage was created, ostensibly, through a need for additional car storage.  We ran out of space at Ron’s Car Care but the cars didn’t stop coming.  At a certain point, cars start finding you.  The beautiful mid-century building at 300 S. Main Street, Yuma, CO came on the market and the rest is history.

Our odd collection is made up of mostly orphan cars, thus the name The Orphanage.  A generally accepted definition of an orphan car is one whose manufacturer is no longer in business.  Over the years the definition has been broadened to include brands no longer made by the big three, some even consider discontinued models to be orphans.  We are not exclusive, we prefer the broadest definition of the term orphan car so that we do not have to turn anyone away.

Not only does The Orphanage exhibit cars, it also exhibits the works of local, and regional artists.

The Orphanage is also a relaxed venue, available for events with up to 100 guests.  We will supply the tables and chairs, linens, and place settings.  We do not have a commercial kitchen therefore events must be catered or pot luck.  There is a large screen TV for slideshows, videos and movies and a piano for those who are musically inclined.  See the venue information page for conditions of rental.

Check out our links for other things to do while you are in Northeast Colorado.  See what car museums we think are cool.

Visit our shop and bring home something by which to remember your visit to The Orphanage.

Owners:  Ron Wenger & Richard Birnie


“You both make Yuma magical.”

Merrily M., Yuma, CO

“World class in Yuma.”

Doug A., Yuma, CO

“What a fantastic museum we stumbled upon, truly a unique piece of Americana.”

David A., New York, NY

“I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed visiting your unique Orphanage…”

Steven C., Lakewood, CO