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  • Dinosaur Journey Museum
    550 Jurassic Court
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Dinosaur Journey Museum features Colorado's best robotic dinosaurs. Visitors can examine real dinosaur fossils, dig into hands-on exhibits, experience a simulated earthquake and see a working...
  • Bookcliff Alpacas
    2034 J Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Small alpaca farm located in Fruita, Colorado. Tours by appointment. 
  • Museum of the West
    462 Ute Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Museum of the West offers a thousand years of history that can be experienced. "Ride" in a stagecoach, "fly" a 1958 Cessna, gaze upon an ancient Anasazi pottery, follow the history of the...
  • Dreamcatcher Alpacas
    618 34 1/2 Road
    Clifton, CO 81520
    Come learn about the Alpaca lifestyle. Dreamcatcher Alpacas has been breeding Alpacas since 2004. We have a wide variety of alpacas which includes some ribbon winning show alpacas and some that...
  • Grand Valley Climbing
    611 25 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Grand Valley Climbing features 14,000 sq ft building for climbing and fitness. The climbing walls were built by Walltopia, USA with custom, varied roped and bouldering areas.  It is a state of the...
  • Mesa County Fairgrounds
    2785 U.S. Hwy 50
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    The Mesa County Fairgrounds hosts major ticketed events such as rodeos, concerts, and motorized sports, as well as the annual Mesa County Fair each July. Their equestrian center...
  • The Art Center - Western Colorado Center for the Arts
    1803 N. 7th St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Western Colorado Center for the Arts is a nonprofit corporation organized to promote the enjoyment and understanding of the arts through educational programs.  Workshops in 2D & 3D...
  • Spin City
    637 24 1/2 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    scholtes Spin City is dedicated to providing affordable fun for everyone! Skating, bowling, laser tag, kids playground, arcade, and more.
  • Jet Boat Colorado
    2237 Roan Creek Rd.
    De Beque, CO 81630
    "The most thrilling boat tour on the Colorado River".  Adventure and Scenic Jet Boat tours for the whole family. 1/2 mile north of I-70 in Debeque, CO
  • Glacier Ice Arena
    2515 Riverside Parkway
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    All ice sports, including hockey, figure skating, public skating, birthdays, and private events. 
  • JRs Carriage Service
    Mesa County
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    JR's Carriage Service provides a wide variety of tour options around the Grand Valley, including horse-drawn wine tours, pub crawls, sunset tours, orchard and fruit stand tours, and downtown...
  • Kidzplex Fun & Fitness Center
    609 25 Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    KidzPlex, Inc is a 32,000 square foot Multi-purpose Children's fitness facility....
  • Bookcliff Activity Center
    540 1/2 29 1/4 Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    Bookcliff Activity Center is Grand Junction's first activity center with a plethora of drop-in activities such as basketball, volleyball, table tennis and even youth playtime. The facility is...
  • Epic Escape Game
    605 Grand Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Grand Junction's First Escape Room! The concept is simple: You and your team will be locked in a room where you have 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles and escape the room before your time is...
  • Volleys
    1130 N. 3rd Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    When you want to have some fun in the sun, or a night on the town, Volleys has you covered. We are an outdoor beach volleyball bar and restaurant in Grand Junction, CO, with a unique and fun...
  • Bananas Fun Park
    2469 Riverside Parkway
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Grand Junction's newest fun park with elaborate mini golf, bumper boats, inflatable play land, go karts, rookie karts, huge family arcade, laser tag, laser maze, Congo Cafe and inflatable rentals. ...
  • Get Air at the Silo - Trampoline Park
    715 S. 7th Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Get Air at the Silo is a trampoline park that is loads of fun for all ages.  With over 10,000 square feet of trampolines and ninja courses that include an open court, foam pits, a basketball dunk...
  • Rocky Mountain Gun Club
    545 31 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    Rocky Mountain Gun Club is the only premier indoor shooting range open to the public on Colorado's western slope, offering safe family fun at a reasonable price. The facility includes a 14 lane...
  • Sprigs & Sprouts of Western Colorado
    3669 G Road
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Lavender is one of the newest and fastest growing industries in western Colorado. The Grand Valley's high altitude and dry climate provide ideal conditions to grow the highest quality lavender...
  • Steadfast Steeds Mustang Sanctuary
    1411 S. 16 5/10 Rd.
    Glade Park, CO 81523
    A mustang horse sanctuary showcasing America's wild horse in a publically accessible location....
  • SunCrest Orchard Alpacas and Fiber Works
    3608 E 1/4 Rd.
    Palisade, CO 81526
    SunCrest Orchard Alpacas is a farm specializing in raising alpacas and manufacturing yarn. Tours are available and provide an opportunity to see these amazing animals and learn how their fiber is...
  • Ute Learning Garden
    2775 Hwy 50
    Grand Junction, CO 81502
    The two and a half acre Ute Learning Garden features native plants that were used by the Utes on their annual migrations.  Berms in the garden group the plants into life zones representing the...
  • Sage Creations Organic Farm
    3555 E. Road
    Palisade, CO 81526
    Paola Legarre has worked in the organic agriculture for more than 18 years, so for her it was a natural and easy transition for her farm to become certified organic. Her strong beliefs in...
  • Grand Junction Rockies Baseball
    1315 North Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    The Grand Junction Rockies are a Minor League affiliate (Short-Season Rookie) of the Colorado Rockies. Grand Junction Rockies (GJR) are members of the Pioneer Baseball League - which consist of...