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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 #3 of 35 Attractions in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Farms, Zoos
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So Cal
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132 reviews 132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Bill Swets has created his zoo from old machinery, farm equipment, car parts and unrecognizable metal objects. He is quite creative and his creations are fun to photograph.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I loved visiting the Swetsville zoo! So many metal creatures and sculptures that you could walk around for a while and not see anything. Great with kids, so many things to see, not to mention it's free! It is a great way to spend a warm day, and it is never crowded. I haven't been there since the flood, but... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went here several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Tthe metal welded creatures and modes of transportation must be seen to be believed. I was told by a resident of Ft. Collins that the acreage was sold to Costco and plans for a move are unknown--so go while you can--it will all be gone before too long.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If you are looking for something that is creative, and affordable since our is on a donation basis then this is a must see place.

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