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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Westlake Skateboard Park
    325 W. Orchard Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Westlake Skatepark is 18,000 square feet of fenced concrete bowls and street skate area. The park is complete with one street skate area, with miscellaneous objects: rails, walls, ramps, and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dinosaur Digs
    462 Ute Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Spend an unforgettable day with a real paleontologist and discover fossil treasures on a dinosaur quarry expedition. All transportation, lunch, drinks and field instruction are provided. One- and...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Childrens Nature Center
    561 25 Road
    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...
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort
    48338 Powderhorn Rd.
    Mesa, CO 81643
    Tucked alongside the northern edge of Western Colorado's beautiful Grand Mesa, Powderhorn Mountain Resort offers breathtaking views, over 1,600 acres of mountain terrain, a stress-free, relaxing...
  • 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, and table tennis. The facility is available for rental for...
  • 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. Additionally, an outside patio...
  • Eagle Rim Skateboard Park
    2746 Cheyenne Drive
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    Eagle Rim Skatepark is located on the bluff of the Colorado River and is approximately 9,000 square feet and is equipped with concrete ramps, fun boxes, and rails, and the trail designed for inline...
  • Volleys
    1130 N. 3rd Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Volleys is a fun and exciting new concept to Grand Junction. We are an outdoor, sand Volleyball facility. We have 4 sand Volleyball courts as well as a bar and grill. Volleys will feature league...
  • Glacier Ice Arena
    2515 Riverside Parkway
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    All ice sports, including hockey, figure skating, public skating, birthdays, and private events. 
  • Jet Boat Colorado
    2237 Roan Creek Rd.
    De Beque, CO 81630
    Colorado River Jet Boat tours for the whole family.
  • Western Colorado Dragway
    115 32 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81503
    NHRA-sanctioned drag racing
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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.