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Swetsville Zoo

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Address: 4801 E Harmony Rd, exit 265 off I-25, Timnath, CO 80528-9567
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Catchy Swetsville Kitch

Wonderful, fun, hidden gem of a place! Bring a picnic lunch, or romantic dinner and wine, and sit by the river to soak it all in.

Reviewed 8 March 2015
Christine G
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2015

Wonderful, fun, hidden gem of a place! Bring a picnic lunch, or romantic dinner and wine, and sit by the river to soak it all in.

Thank Christine G
Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Being new to Fort Collins, there are all sorts of things to look for and places to explore. I'm so happy that this was on TripAdvisor! My mom and I stopped by after a trip out of town so it was getting close to sunset. However, the little museum was still open and only a few other people were there... More 

2 Thank Laurie W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Wow what an imagination created all of these wonderful sculptures. We really enjoyed looking at them. A great stop for anyone!

1 Thank trudioo
Asheville, North Carolina
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

I love art made from repurposed materials. This outdoor zoo has an amazing collection of creatures frozen in time. Made out of steel and iron, they can remind one of dinosours or aliens or dead darwian creatures. Pleasant walking path that leads to the river. A donation box for the admission.

2 Thank R P
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015

This one man's impressive project used to be set in the middle of nowhere off of I-25 on the way to Fort Collins or Cheyenne, WY, but now it's squeezed in next to the new Costco, but don't let that discourage you from visiting. Mr. Swets farm sits right on the Poudre River on the east side of I-25, easy... More 

1 Thank Cheriedoc
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 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 

1 Thank Michaiah V
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Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

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 

2 Thank Rod P
Decatur, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

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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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

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

Thank cheyennecrazy

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