Public Art in Northern Colorado

No matter where you choose to live in Northern Colorado each community has its own charm and character that makes it unique and special. Sometimes that charm and character comes from the community events that happen annually and other times it is special, unique attractions that add a charm to living there. These attractions can be things that you will just not find anywhere else.

Fort Collins has such an attraction called the Swetsville Zoo. This funky zoo is made up of whimsical animal structures made from metal scrap, car parts and farm machinery. There are over 180 creatures to see. Located at 4801 E. Harmony Rd, Fort Collins this zoo has something for everyone. The littles can enjoy trying to figure out what the sculptures are and the old folks love to see what the sculptures are made from and recognize the parts and pieces and realize where those pieces have come from. This unique place has been around for over 30 years. A visit to the zoo is sure to make you smile. Plan a visit. It is open daily starting at 10 am.

Loveland has it’s share of wonderful things to check out. Loveland is known for its art scene. Loveland’s Benson Sculpture Park located at 1125 W. 29th is a great place to walk and see art. This outdoor setting showcases sculptures from many different artists. Enjoy a walk on the walking path with benches for sitting. To see another type of art in an outdoor setting you can see Zimbabwean stone sculptures at Chapungu Sculpture Park located off Sky Pond Dr at Centerra Shopping Center. Again you are provided with a walking path and benches for sitting. Both of these Loveland art displays are perfect for all ages to enjoy a walk and art.