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Cross Orchards Historic Site

Address: 3073 F Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504
Phone Number: 970 434 9814
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This restored turn of the century village where a thriving apple packing business once existed is...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This restored turn of the century village where a thriving apple packing business once existed is now a historical site with docents dressed in period clothes who describe life at that time.

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lehi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My family attended the Train Show on January 3. We were impressed by the amazing train models and the kindness of the enthusiasts that were running the show. The show was inexpensive (only $7) for my family to attend. The kids absolutely loved it! (ages 2, 6, 6 and 8). They also loved exploring the decommissioned Uintah Railway cars and... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I recently went to a friend's wedding here and I just had the best time. Not only was the party amazing but there were goats to look at and train cars lying around to look at. I loved walking around the place.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Whether sending your kids here for a week of summer camp, attending a classic car show in summer or the model train exhibit in winter, there is always something fun to do here.

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Cross Orchards Historic Site is a favorite spot when my grandchildren come to visit. They enjoy visiting the trains, the farm animals and watching the people doing reenactments. Their family pricing makes it an inexpensive day.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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25 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very interesting and entertaining. Lots of thinks for the kids, beautiful gardens, some farm animals, antique truck and farm equipment. Lots of memorabilia and buildings. Looking back into the way life was then.

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Denver
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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Although the museum didn't open officially until the next weekend, we were allowed to tour the grounds at our leisure. The buildings are great, the interpretation signage first class, and the goats and chickens a delight.

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Palisade, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

There is nothing else like this in the Grand Valley. This used to be an agricultural business and farm owned by Cindy Cross's family. The variety here is remarkable. There is a huge HO scale model train layout in a barn-like building, and even a G gauge model train layout outdoors. A Marine friend of mine worked with the resident... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This working orchard is magical! Time stood still a hundred years ago and is well preserved. OUr family ventured around this place for several hours enamoured by all of the stuff and playing with the animals. The staff who works here is very kind and knowledgeable. They seem to really love the place and it shines through! If you are... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

A great glimpse into the early workings of an original Grand Valley fruit orchard. The historic buildings are extremely well preserved and the majority of volunteers know their history really well. A few even have stories from when they were growing up. Well worth the trip.

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Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The working orchard is certainly much smaller than it was when it was a working farm, but it's there along with a blacksmith, some rail cars and demonstrations of how things used to be done.

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