Fort Collins attractions

Zoo in Fort Collins

Swetsville Zoo

Bill Swets, a former farmer, volunteer firefighter and insomniac, created a scrap-metal menagerie during his restless nights, a whimsical roadside curiosity. Swets’ creations are a coy lesson in creative recycling –…
University in Fort Collins

Colorado State University

A meander through the CSU campus' large quads and arboretum makes for a perfect afternoon stroll. Occasional arts, culture and music exhibits engage the outdoor loving, free-wheelin' student population, and football…
State Park in Fort Collins

Lory State Park

Sitting next to Horsetooth Reservoir, Lory State Park has 26 miles of trails perfect for mountain biking, hiking and strolling. From the east side you can paddle out on a canoe or kayak to explore the reservoir. Che…
Historic Building in Fort Collins

Avery House Museum

This 1879 home belonged to Franklin Avery, the city surveyor of Fort Collins. Avery’s foresight is evident in the tree-lined, wide boulevards that grace the city center. The Avery House is a stop along the self-guid…
Museum in Fort Collins

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

The hands-on science exhibits focusing on electricity, physics and dinosaurs are designed for children, leaving adults some space to soak up the historical artifacts. The coolest thing on the grounds is an 1860s log…
Zoo in Fort Collins

The Farm at Lee Martinez Park

Pony rides and a barnyard of cows, turkeys and chickens make this shady riverside park a draw for families. In the summer there are storytellers and special events.
Museum in Fort Collins

Fort Collins Museum of Art

This museum has rotating exhibits in a very cool old post office building. It's worth a stop, but is not a destination in and of itself.