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.
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.
If you would love to know how life in the early 19th Century was, then a tour to the Cross Orchards Historic Site would serve the purpose. This vast area has several attractions including the bunkhouse and barn, historic buildings and the ranch. Please call ahead as hours are subject to change.
The rock formation Artists Fingers was previously known as Squaw Fingers. This rock formation is known to look like spires that are bunched together. To head to Artists Fingers, visitors can hike along the rugged Upper Monument Trailhead. This natural rock formation is part of the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction. Artists Fingers is a great place to visit for hiking enthusiasts in the area.
Bananas Fun Park is one of the most popular amusement parks in Grand Junction. The miniature golf course is a big hit with kids who want to try their hand at golf. Go-karts, bumper boats, laser mazes and rookie carts are good fun for the whole family. The venue can be rented for private events and birthday parties, and every detail is taken care of by the well-trained staff. Note that the cost of each ride differs so check website for details on those.
Canyon View Park offers much more than just a breath of fresh air. The park boasts stellar facilities, including baseball and soccer fields, a playground, dog park and plentiful open space. The park is popular amongst walkers and joggers as well as families attending one of the many events held here.
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.