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Swetsville Zoo

4801 E Harmony Rd., exit 265 off I-25, Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-484-9509
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Ranked #4 of 39 Attractions in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Farms, Zoos
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Easy to find; a local artisan has created a wonderland for young and old. a mystical walk to enjoy being young again.

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The Swetsville Zoo is not like any other fun place you've seen! It's just east of I-25, off of Harmony in Ft. Collins, CO. Drive into the driveway and you will see all kinds of iron and metal structures, animals, dinosaurs, cars, flying machines, creatures, chimes, etc. You can walk all around it and by the river that runs next... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A bunch of sculptures made out of car and tractor parts...it's fun...once. Kids love it when they are really young...but it gets repetitive after awhile.

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Riverside
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It is worth a look- just a donation will get you on the property with all kinds of metal scrap objects- lots of dinosaurs. Lots of shade for wandering around but makes the photos dark.

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So Cal
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134 reviews 134 reviews
35 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The "zoo" consists of many metal sculptures, most of which have an element of humor. It's a lot of fun. Free, but donations accepted.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a great time killer on a cloudy afternoon. Not everything was open but the sculptures are awesome. Great photo ops!

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New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Traveled with friends and children and we really enjoyed seeing all of the metal sculptures - very unique!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

A must see when in Fort Collins, co. It's free, great work of art!!! My husband & I really enjoyed checking this out. Donations excepted well we did. to us well worth it. Great imagination!!! Great for the whole family. Just love it.

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LEJ45
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stopped here because you can easily exhaust sites to see in this part of Colorado, especially in the winter with young kids. It's so fun that this guy put this place together and just lets people walk around. His creations are whimsical and really amazing. I just wish he had a gift shop! Any who, when you go, since you... More

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Colleyville, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited the Swetsville Zoo on a recent trip to Fort Collins. It was an amazing place and Free!!! They do accept donations, which we gladly gave after viewing this awesome collection. Our only disappointment was that the river that the Swetsville Zoo sits by had flooded, so we were unable to see half the collection. I highly recommend going... More

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