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Photo Courtesy of Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau

Orchards/Vineyards

Grand Junction is known as Colorado’s wine country and a great destination for wine tours and tastings. If you prefer hops to grapes, be sure to check out local brewpubs like Kannah Creek, Palisade Brewery, Edgewater Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery or Rockslide, which each serve up a selection of their own special beers. And we don’t want you to miss the orchards, during the warmer months you can enjoy an array of fresh produce found at local orchards and farmers markets. Any local will tell you our peaches will rival any Georgia peach, you be the judge.

Events/Festivals

There is no shortage of local festivals/events with a summer series of outdoor music concerts, to arts & craft shows, antique car shows, numerous cycling and running events to the well-known Colorado Wine Festival and Palisade Peach Festival, there is an endless list of things to do in Grand Junction. For more information view our event calendar or VisitGrandJunction.com.

For Families

Fun for all-ages. Participate in a dig for dinosaur bones at the Museum of Western Colorado, tour the Botanical Gardens, spend a day at one of the 6 museums, go swimming at a local pool, get air at The Silo indoor trampoline park, check-out the 4600 sq ft of indoor climbing at the Climbing Center or play put-put or drive go-karts at Bananas Fun Park. Grand Junction also has plenty of opportunities for hiking, rafting, horseback riding, golf and other Colorado outdoor activities that can be found in state and national parks around the Grand Junction area.

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Photo Courtesy of Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau, Avalon Theatre and DowntwonGJ.org

Outdoor Recreation

Colorado is known for its 300 days of sunshine and Grand Junciton is set among the banana belt of the state with warmer temps, mild winters and year-round recreation opportunities. With hundreds of miles of trails the area is quickly becoming a mecca for hikers, mountain bikers and climbers, but that is not all, the river offers visitors a chance to cool-off with a fishing, rafting, kayaking or paddle board experience. If golf is your thing you are in luck, often-open year round there are 4 public courses and one private course with affordable rates and views to impress.

Arts/Culture

Grand Junction, Colorado, is home to a long list of art exhibits, live music and museums. With dozens of art galleries, a year-round outdoor sculpture exhibit known as Art on the Corner and six museums there is no shortfall for things to see. Noteworthy is the newly remodeled historic Avalon Theatre, which features live music, lectures and stage shows, or the Mesa Theater, which hosts a regular rotation of live music and comedy.  – See more at VisitGrandJunction.com

Dining/Shopping

Grand Junction, Colorado, has long been the hub for the Western Slope for good great food and great shopping. Downtown Grand Junction offers more than 100 independent businesses offering clothing, jewelry, books, gifts, great dining options and small town charm. If you’re in search of your favorite big-name brand stores, then take a trip to the Mesa Mall, Western Colorado’s largest indoor mall. Find local businesses at our business directory.

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