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Address: 3073 F Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81504-4201
Phone Number: 970 434 9814
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This restored turn of the century village where a thriving apple packing...

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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Model train display

Cross Orchard has a lot of Americana displays, but the model train setup was amazing. It was run by a local model train club and had the largest landscape and real life setup in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Ken A
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cross Orchard has a lot of Americana displays, but the model train setup was amazing. It was run by a local model train club and had the largest landscape and real life setup in Western Colorado that I have seen.

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Peyton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old orchard no longer in production but all the buildings aare there and they have people dressed in the early 1900's clothing to tell you how life would have been for the apple pickers. The man and woman on site the day we visited were very friendly and knowledgable.

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CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This farm has much potential, but appears to need stronger leadership in providing events that would bring in the community. It is rarely open, with events remaining basically the same. It would be great to have some farm animals and activities during the week for children to visit during the summer months. As stated, it has great potential but needs... More 

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Thank Robert C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Stopped by while traveling the region with kids. The complete tour took two hours. The tour included walks thru several buildings from the early days of apple production. Very informative and the kids gained appreciation for the hardships of life back in the day.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a fun little site, with trains and a great summation of the area. If you are passing through it is a good diversion for a bit. Just relaxing.

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Cross Orchards is a living history type attraction that explains the growth of the orchard industry in the Grand Junction area. Displays include an orchard and gardens on the grounds, a restored bunkhouse and kitchen, fruit packing barn and displays of farm equipment, trucks and rail stock. On the day of our visit we were treated to tours by very... More 

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GJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a fun place to visit in Grand Junction. It is located on a main road so it is easy to find. There is plenty of room to just wonder through freely. Something for all ages to see regarding the history of agriculture in the area. Lots of old cars and equipment to see. Stop by and enjoy

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Worland, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was interesting to see the old buildings and have the opportunity to wonder through them. They have them set up with period furnishings and in the packing house there was a man who told us some of the history. In the back of the packing house is this man's tool shop where he uses the period tools to make... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum that tells the story of the rise and fall of Apple production here in grand junction. It's good to see the buildings preserved and volunteers on hand to help with the history. The museum plot also houses farming exhibits, old vehicles and some old railroad cars. For only $5 a person it is certainly value... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The site could be very interesting to the visitors but the state of the displayed agricultural items is terrible. They rusting away together with the vintage trucks. There is possible a lack of money.

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