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Swetsville Zoo

Address: 4801 E Harmony Rd., exit 265 off I-25, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone Number: 970-484-9509
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Ranked #8 of 58 Activities in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence 2014

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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Pull in parking lot, grab a laminated guide and walk thru the arch way to the east. Each sculpture is numbered, the before mentioned guide will inform you of the sculptures name and a humorous one liner. The path loops down by the river and takes you back to where you started. This area has a lot of very large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This little sculpture park is in the owner's front and back yard and trailer park and right beside the Interstate onramp. Charming and sweet and makes you smile! It's like a roadside stand but nothing for sale. There's a donation box for metal materials. The yard is filled with 100 whimsical creatures: dinosaurs, bugs, flowers, spaceships, woodland creatures, castle, Taj... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

was killing time so we decided to visit it talk about someone with an imagination to take old parts and make something

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Happened upon this place yesterday, so my husband and I decided to stop and take a tour and boy were we surprised! The man who set this up and did all of these amazing ironwork pieces is so talented and clever. We so enjoyed walking around his property and the best part, it's all free for viewing with a donation... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a quirky but fun sculpture garden made of old mechanical parts. It is creative and low key. Watch you kids though, because it isn't fully paved and there are some prickly parts, like dinosaur teeth. It only takes about 45 minutes.

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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