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Grand Junction, CO

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Grand Junction, also known as Colorado's Wine Country, is a wonderful place to visit. It is surrounded by natural beauty and a dramatic red rock landscape, which offers outdoor enthusiasts endless recreational opportunities.


The city offer visitors peaceful places to reflect and a charming downtown area filled with shops, restaurants, galleries and more.


Among Grand Junction's most popular attractions, there are:


- Museum of Western Colorado, the largest multi-disciplinary museum between Salt Lake City and Denver. The museum offers a multitude of programs featuring dinosaur expeditions, extensive educational programming and historic and cultural trips and tours, ranging from local to international, also containing Dinosaur Journey, which tells the story of the history of life in western Colorado and surrounding areas with real fossils, cast skeletons and robotic reconstructions of dinosaurs, and Cross Orchards Historic Site, which offers visitors the chance to step back in time, stroll around the beautiful grounds and check out the historic buildings.


- Bananas Fun Park, an indoor/outdoor family entertainment center that features all kinds of exciting attractions for the whole family to enjoy, including The Caddy's Shack, which is a miniature golf course with 18 holes, a mini golfing delight perfect for visitors of all ages, The Rookie Karts, for kiddie drivers, the Bumper Bay, a 3,000-square-foot ''bay'' with 10-12 bumper boats with built in squirt guns, fountains, custom rockwork, docking, and creative landscaping, as well as many other fun surprises.


- Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, which delights visitors with the beauty of the Colorado River Basin and Plateau by providing opportunities for education, science, conservation and community events, featuring an Herb Garden, Cactus Garden, Rose Garden and Orchid Display that are maintained by local gardening organizations.


Annual Events

The Annual Palisade Peach Festival, which happens in August, is considered to be the most expected annual event in Grand Junction. This fruit-centric festival offers something fun for everybody to enjoy, regardless of age or preference, featuring more than 100 food, art and craft vendors, live music, a children's area, culinary events and, of course, peaches!


If your trip to Grand Junction is set in August, be sure not to miss this fabulous, juicy event, considered a must for all Grand Junction visitors.



Where to shop in Grand Junction? To get an idea, check out the list below!


>> Benge's Shoes: 514 Main St. Grand Junction, CO.

>> Girlfriends: 316 Main St. Grand Junction, CO.

>> Mesa Mall: 2424 Hwy. 6 & 50 Grand Junction, CO.

>> New York Moon: 418 W. Main St. Grand Junction, CO.

>> Razzmatazz: 552 Main St. Grand Junction, CO.

>> Shoe Design: 648 Main St. Grand Junction, CO.

>> Unique Expressions: 336 Main St., Ste. 105 Grand Junction, CO.

>> Zephyr of Grand Junction: 554 Main St. Grand Junction, CO.

>> Planet Earth & the 4 Directions Gallery: 524 Colorado Ave. Grand Junction, CO.

>> The Shoe Man: 449 Colorado Ave. Grand Junction, CO.


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