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.
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 Museum of the West showcases 1000 years of the rich history of West Colorado. The replicas of a vintage rail coach, a Cessna aircraft and the town of Grand Junction as well as historic artifacts, pottery, and various other objects have been displayed here.
Spread over an area of 123 acres (50 hectares), the Las Colonias Park is a lush, sprawling park that is situated on the banks of the Colorado River. The park is used frequently by the locals for recreational activities, mostly for scenic picnics or playing some sport. It also has beautiful trails along the river, where you can take a serene morning walk and admire the rushing waters of the Colorado River.