Colorado National Monument is a landscape where deep ravines carved into sandstone surroundings, and juniper and pinion woods shelter myriad wildlife under its canopies. View the magnificence of the Colorado Plateau from the park’s nature trails and the meandering Rim Rock Drive. The Monument offers an assortment of outdoor activities in its panoramic environs.
Cavalcade is a community space that allows amateurs, locals and artists to display their art and skill. The events held here are truly unique and entertaining, while gigs like live music concerts add fun to your evening, workshops like Tinker Series demonstrate repairing of antique or broken music instruments. Concerts, educational movies, charity events and much more awaits you at Cavalcade. Check website for updates and other information.
The John McConnell Math & Science Center of Western Colorado is the single most popular place for children eager to learn about the workings of the world's science and math ways. The center was started by John McConnell in 2000 and is located at the New Emerson School. It has a number of interactive displays and exhibits and also conducts regular events. The center has facilities that support student programs and also aid parents and teachers in the curriculum.
Downtown Grand Junction is the liveliest part of town, buzzing with activity throughout the year. The leafy, pedestrian-friendly streets make for a pleasant exploration on foot. Some of the city's best independent shops can be found in Downtown and the precinct is home to a fine selection of galleries showcasing local art. A vibrant dining scene and a plethora of public events through the year make it the place to be in the city.
Two Rivers Winery is a scenic winery located in Grand Junction. It has a beautiful and relaxed tasting room and an extensive vineyard. You can take a tour around the vineyard. They also have best wine that you can buy as a gift for your friends or family.
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens are fascinating gardens featuring a large greenhouse, a butterfly house, exotic tropical plants, flowers, cactus species, orchids and more. The kids and the visitors are educated about the plants. When in the city do not miss out on visiting this Botanical garden for some educational outing with your children and family.
Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial Park was established to commemorate the people's efforts in the U.S. armed force from 1959 till 1975, during the Vietnam period. UH-1H "Huey" helicopter is the main attraction, which played an important role during the war, and is now up on display as a remembrance of the Vietnam War.
An initiative by the Museum of Western Colorado, Dinosaur Journey Museum recreates the time when dinosaurs ruled our planet over millions of years ago. This interactive museum showcases several species of robotic dinosaurs and other exhibits associated with paleontology facts. The guided tours and educational programs further help you know more about these intriguing animal species.