Fort Collins, Colorado: Folk Art: Swetsville Zoo

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Address:
4801 E. Harmony Rd, Fort Collins, CO
Directions:
At Timnath, I-25 Exit 265, south of Ft. Collins on Harmony Road east, right by side of highway.
Hours:
Daylight hours (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
970-484-9509
Admission:
Donations accepted
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Swetsville Zoo.

Folk Art: Swetsville Zoo

The 180 animals in the "Swetsville Zoo" were built by Bill Swets from car parts, farm machinery, and scrap metal.

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Fort Collins, Colorado - Swetsville Zoo Shrinks
Swetsville Zoo: A yard full of fanciful metal creatures built by Bill Swets, known in Timnath, Colorado, as Swetsville Zoo, will close within the next five years. [03/24/2009] Complete Story...

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House entrance.

Folk Art: Swetsville Zoo

It is easy to miss. This was the coolest attraction I've seen so far. It's completely free. We packed a picnic and ate at the picnic table. The sculptures were amazing! The kids loved it.

[Brittney, 06/02/2020]

VW beetle on insect legs.

Folk Art: Swetsville Zoo

You will miss it if you do not exit the highway. Such a wonderful place. We had a great time wandering around and taking pictures. The product of such a creative generation.

[MHackemack, 05/28/2017]

Monica Who?

Folk Art: Swetsville Zoo

Met Bill Swets, his zoo is still open and he's still working on his sculptures. Don't miss it.

[Sodneal, 05/19/2016]

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