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Cross Orchards Historic Site

3073 F Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504
970 434 9814
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Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Palisade, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 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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22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Whitewater, Colorado, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Children and adults, alike will enjoy this "antique" farm. There are many "hands on" displays to participate or observe, the old ways of milking cows, farming the land, packing apples, making cider, shoeing horses, and more. Goats, chickens, pigs and a cow round out the farm experience. A great photo opportunity as well, as there are numerous flower beds and... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Cross Orchards Living History Farm is like a slice of sweet apple pie! It is a wonderful educational, agricultural, historical and cultural treasure of the Grand Valley! Mark this site as one of your destination "must see's" whether you are a tourist or a local. It's a unique place to rent for your office party, fundraising event, birthday or wedding.... More

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Palisade, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Fun and educational, like visiting a real working farm from many years ago. Knowledgeable and friendly docents, beautiful site, enjoyable activities makes it a great family outing.

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Parker, Colorado
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We came to Cross Orchards on a day when, unfortunately, they weren't open for tours. But it was still reallly fun. They were kind enough to let us tour the grounds on our own and there was enough information to get a good idea of how things were done. They opened up the Uintah railroad cars for us and my... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

great family place to visit ... great events and experiences to be had .... hope it stays around a long long time

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gj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Amazing experience. The thing I remember most was picking fresh apples and juicing them with a juicer to make apple juice. It was the best apple juice i've ever had in my life!

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