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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 #5 of 28 Attractions in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Farms, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Art Museums, Farms, Zoos & Aquariums

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English first
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
35 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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