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Address: 4801 E Harmony Rd., exit 265 off I-25, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone Number: 970-484-9509

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Might As Well Stop

As the only person in the family who lives anywhere remotely enjoyable, I entertain out of town visitors quite a bit. This is always a token stop on my tours and everyone enjoys... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

As the only person in the family who lives anywhere remotely enjoyable, I entertain out of town visitors quite a bit. This is always a token stop on my tours and everyone enjoys it, regardless of age. It is free unless you make a donation. I notice new things and enjoy myself every time I go, and I've been there... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Swetsville Zoo is a unique spot right off of the Harmony exit in Fort Collins/Timnath by the Costco. It is donation only, really interesting, and inhabits a nice spot on the water. Kid-friendly (just make sure they know not to touch- it's rusty and sometimes sharp metal), picnic-lunch friendly, and a place to spend a nice morning or afternoon. I... More 

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South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This was a great place to spend a few minutes stretching our legs. The creativity was incredible! Enjoyed each piece of art! Would stop here again to stroll around as I'm passing through. No charge for admittance, but they do accept donations, and they are well worth it! Thank you for sharing your art!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Wonderful, fun, hidden gem of a place! Bring a picnic lunch, or romantic dinner and wine, and sit by the river to soak it all in.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Being new to Fort Collins, there are all sorts of things to look for and places to explore. I'm so happy that this was on TripAdvisor! My mom and I stopped by after a trip out of town so it was getting close to sunset. However, the little museum was still open and only a few other people were there... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Wow what an imagination created all of these wonderful sculptures. We really enjoyed looking at them. A great stop for anyone!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love art made from repurposed materials. This outdoor zoo has an amazing collection of creatures frozen in time. Made out of steel and iron, they can remind one of dinosours or aliens or dead darwian creatures. Pleasant walking path that leads to the river. A donation box for the admission.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This one man's impressive project used to be set in the middle of nowhere off of I-25 on the way to Fort Collins or Cheyenne, WY, but now it's squeezed in next to the new Costco, but don't let that discourage you from visiting. Mr. Swets farm sits right on the Poudre River on the east side of I-25, easy... More 

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Panama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

When we lived in Fort Collins, this was always a stop to bring visitors. You don't need more than an hour to see all the quirky statutes welded from a variety of materials. It's free and then we would go across the street at Walmart to gas up for the drive to Denver. If it's been rainy, it can get... More 

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Watford City, North Dakota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Born and raised in Fort Collins, I've often been to the Swetsville Zoo, and it's one place I've taken a quite a few visitors. The park is a collection of sculptures made from a variety of recycled metals, materials, car parts, machinery, etc. Admission is donation based. Everything is outside, which adds a seasonal element. Not all of the paths... More 

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