Timnath Zoo Still Up For Sale With $10.5 Million Price Tag
So, they're not real animals, but maybe that's a good thing-- That just means there's less upkeep for a piece of real estate straight out of a fairy tale.
Swetsville Zoo, located in Timnath just East of Fort Collins, is on the market for a whopping $10.5 million after getting put up for sale by the owner last year.
The 36-acre property sits along 1,600 feet of frontage on Harmony Road by Poudre River, according to a recent Houston Chronicle article that teases Joe Exotic Tiger King fans with its title.
Swetsville Zoo is what some might consider a 'sculpture garden,' made mostly out of car parts to create whimsical creatures.
The property is owned by Bill Swets, who has lived on the site for more than 80 years. Swets grew up in a cabin on the property, and has watched the development of the land around his progress at a rapid pace. However, as Swets has begun to get on in years, he's decided to sell the area.
Some groups have considered buying the land to preserve the park and its art, according to Swets' agent, John Herrity. But as pragmatists, both men are aware that it's highly likely that the park will be developed like the surrounding area, and the 'animals' hopefully rehoused to a park or installed in other cities.
Animals of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo