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  • The Palette
    441 Main Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Our goal at The Palette is to encourage everyone to "Uncork Your Inner Artist" through our fun and easy painting classes. No previous painting experience is required, because our talented...
  • 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...
  • 3002 N. I-70 Frontage Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81504
    Grand Junction Motor Speedway is one of the premier Kart racing facilities in the country. We provide a full Kart rental program, corporate and team-building programs, professional race management,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • John McConnell Math & Science Center
    2660 Unaweep Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Dedicated to "putting science in the hands of kids," the center features over 150 interactive exhibits in biology, physics, earth and space science, and electronics. Kids of all ages are encouraged...
  • Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool
    2736 Unaweep Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    This Z shaped pool is 25 meters by 25 yards, with a shallow (2') wading area as well as a 12' diving well. The facility also offers a hot tub and indoor waterslide. Public swim schedule varies. The...
  • Grand Junction Stand Up Paddle Boarding Co.
    1561 High St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Grand Junction Stand Up Paddle (GJ SUP) is a located on the Western Slope of Colorado. We offer SUP rentals, lake & river instruction, yoga & fitness classes and can cater private groups. Our goal...
  • Childrens Nature Center
    2424 Hwy 6 and 50
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    The Children's Nature Center (CNC) is the only living museum within a 250-mile radius that exhibits exotic animals in naturalist habitats. The center hosts more than 120 unique creatures, ranging...
  • 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....
  • 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
  • Bookcliff Alpacas
    2034 J Road
    Fruita, CO 81521
    Small alpaca farm located in Fruita, Colorado. Tours by appointment. 
  • 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, exhibits, and the acquisition and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lunch Loop Bike Park
    Monument Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81507
    The Lunch Loop Bike Park is located right off the Lunch Loop Trailhead. This bike park is great for families who want to accommodate different bike skill levels....
  • Western Colorado Dragway
    115 32 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    NHRA-sanctioned drag racing
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...