Timnath, CO 80547
Don't come to Bill Swets's zoo expecting to find animals -- not live ones, that is. The sculpture park is a constantly growing menagerie of more than 150 dinosaurs and other real and imaginary animals, flowers, and windmills -- all constructed from car parts, farm machinery, and other scrap metal. The whimsical nature of the sculptures is a delight for kids as well as adults. Several galleries offer works by other local artists, ranging from pottery to paintings to sculptures. Allow at least 1 hour.
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Cool outdoor scrapmetal museum. Almost flooded by Cache la Pudre river last month.
This place is a diamond in the rough, and this community should be doing everything in its power to keep it alive. One of the best places I've ever visited.
Take the kids or just yourself to this amazing place just outside Fort Collins. Enjoy what the installations Bill has created from old scrap metal and have a picnic under the trees next to the river.