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Swetsville Zoo

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Address: 4801 E Harmony Rd., exit 265 off I-25, Timnath, CO 80525
Phone Number: 970-484-9509
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It's free.

It's free. Amazing work, with unique and fun sculptures. Worth the exit, literally off the freeway. Will return someday.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2016
Rob M
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Wellington, Colorado
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Colorado
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150 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like looking at weird metal junk, you can either go here or go to the Larimer County Landfill. It's all about the same.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is free they would like donations, but I didn't see a spot for donations. There is some nifty things to see. There is numbers by each creature or invention but I didn't find a key to the numbers anywhere. There is a fun little spot for kids to make some music down by the river. So if your... More 

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Wellington, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

It's free. Amazing work, with unique and fun sculptures. Worth the exit, literally off the freeway. Will return someday.

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Thank Rob M
Fort Collins, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Stopped in during the week with out of town company. Had the place mostly to ourselves. Able to walk around unhindered by crowds. Fascinating to see what has been made from old scraps and "garbage" that has been thrown out. We often take visitors to our city to this attraction. Seem to see something new each time we visit.

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Thank RSkiba
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We were in town visiting family and looking for something to do with them for a little time outside. They suggested this place since they like going there with there one year old. We were skeptical about it base on their description, but ended up having fun. The sculptures were very creative and well done. It is looking a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

I have no words for how wonderful and exciting this adventure was. Best way to spend 30-60 minutes standing under dinosaurs, river minsters, and dragons ever!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Lots of cool metal sculptures to explore at your own pace. There was no one to guide us, but that was fine because the children could run around freely. Parents do need to make sure children don't climb on certain sculptures, but there are plenty of interactive ones for your hands-on kiddos. Free but donations accepted/encouraged.

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tucson az
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here this morning. We had our 3 yr old, 28yr old, and dog w us. It was really interesting to see this man ideas and works. Great sculptors, instrument area, sand box, picnic tables by the stream - a great little gem.

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Loveland, CO
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116 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

I actually can't believe this is still an "attraction" in the Fort Collins area. It's been around for 20 years or more and if you have been once, you have been enough. Pretty boring, even for kids! There are so many other beautiful things to see in Fort Collins..(ex: Martinez park & petting zoo, Spring Canyon park off of Horsetooth.)... More 

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

A quick stop in Fort Collins and we ran into this little gem. It's a hour half stop at most but it's nice to see the love and hard work done to make this unique works of art. Metallic scraps make up these sculptures: dinosaurs, a dragon, fish and birds, a praying mantis. Definitely note the respect for the hard... More 

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