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Swetsville Zoo

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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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Well worth the price of admission, and very unique. Closed? We were the only ones there.

Very Unique. An art zoo collection. Would have liked to known the history of what this is or who built it. We were the only ones there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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Schaumburg, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very Unique. An art zoo collection. Would have liked to known the history of what this is or who built it. We were the only ones there.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As of July 25, 2015. Swetsville will be closed Was a fun place to visit. The designer was very creative. Children lifed to visit..

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Old parts that would go in the junk yard or landfill are turned into works of art. Right past Costco, free but donations accepted. Great place to spend an hour or two plus it is shaded and right by the river. Loved it and live in town and have gone a few times.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a locally owned sculpture garden. The "animals" are all made of different car and engine parts that the owner has assembled and displayed on his property. It is cool, but it will take maybe thirty minutes to walk through. It sits on the banks of the Poudre River which is kind of cool too. Easy to access location... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This guy has a great imagination! I passed by his property for 15 years and have watched it grow and develop, flood and then dry out, and it still keeps going. Neat ingenuity

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great place for an hour stop. Whimsical metal sculptures, it doesn't get any better. It inspired me to want to pick up an arc welder, find a pile of scrap metal parts and get to building.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

full of cute works of art - fun to explore- stay away from spring visits as the area floods. -make sure you visit the river side for some great displays

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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Interesting "zoo" that is completely inhabited by sculptures made of scrap metal. It had been raining a lot and many were at least partially submerged, giving the "zoo" a primordial look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was a cool little place to visit. Our youngest is in love with dinosaurs so this was a perfect place for him. We loved all of the creativity this place expressed through their artwork!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This was a place that is something you just don't see normally. Just amazing that someone has this kind of imagination. That is what you have to keep in mind on your visit. Free also. Bill (owner) came out to visit with us. We had such a great conversation with him and listening to his stories were wonderful. We really... More 

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Address: 4801 E Harmony Rd., exit 265 off I-25, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone Number: 970-484-9509
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins

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