This summer, as you are coming up with new activity ideas to soak in the beautiful outdoors, consider visiting these 4 fun sculpture gardens in Northern Colorado. All of them have free admission and they are great for kids, families, couples, and adults.
Benson Sculpture Garden
2908 Aspen Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
Open any time of day
This garden is a beautiful place to wander and enjoy the wonder of Colorado. The Benson Sculpture Garden offers 158 different sculptures by world renown artists spread over a 10-acre park. The park is open for you to wander through at your leisure, though they also offer tours, as well. You can find a map online as well as a guide showing you the artists.
4801 E. Harmony Road
Fort Collins, CO
Open Daily 11am
Admission: Free or donation
This unique zoo doesn’t house any live animals at all, though it is crawling with animals built out of car parts, farm machinery, and scrap metal. This zoo created by Bill Swets, a former farmer who found a new hobby of creating these unique creatures in 1985. Walk through a winding wooded path and enjoy the whimsy of Bill’s creations.
Chapungu Sculpture Park
Sky Pond Dr, Loveland, CO 80538 – just east of the Promenade Shops at Centerra off Hwy. 34 and Centerra Parkway in Loveland, Colorado.
Open daily 6am-10pm
In the Chapungu Sculpture Park, you will find 82 stone sculptures created by Zimbabwean artists, bringing African art into the heart of Northern Colorado. The park offers 26 acres of natural and landscaped gardens to explore. They offer interactive maps that you can access on your smartphone to guide you through the customs, legends, and culture of Africa.
Columbine Gallery and the National Sculptors’ Guild
2683 North Taft Avenue
Loveland, Colorado 80538
Open May-October Tuesday through Saturday 9am-5pm and November-April Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm
This sculpture garden offers you a tranquil outdoor venue to enjoy over 80 sculptures while soaking in the beautiful botanical gardens. Because all of the artwork is for sale, the sculptures are constantly changing, offering you a new and exciting experience every time you visit. Sit by the pond, enjoy the view of the Rocky Mountains, and learn about the local artists of Northern Colorado.
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