I was a little distraught when I read in the Denver Post that Swetsville Zoo in Fort Collins might be closing down. I went there on Wednesday and there was no indication that the iconic attraction was shutting its doors any time soon. I may be wrong eventually, but right now it is business as usual.  Even the "Heavy Metal Band" sculpture they claimed was gone, was still there. I called the Zoo's number and their message said they are open during "daylight" hours. There were plenty of folks visiting while I was there too.

You can find Bill Swets' one-of-a-kind metal sculptures made out of farm implements at Swetsville Zoo on Harmony Road just east of I-25. Although, technically, it is in Timnath (across from the Walmart), I still consider it one of Fort Collins greatest treasures and admission is free. I came up with my "Five Favorite Sculptures at Swetsville Zoo".

5. Springy Wiener Dog

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4. Fisherman & Fish over the Poudre River

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3. Cow & Calf

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2. Heavy Metal Band

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1. Ancient Oil Company Hitch

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