If you're taking the kids to Grand Junction, here are a couple of new activities for young people have opened:

Western Colorado Math & Science Center, a hands on way to discover science really can be fun (entrance fee is $1).

Canyon View Park , an enormous city park located at the 24 Road exit off I-70. Canyon View has tons of play areas, an inline skate hocky rink, a couple of casting ponds, and an exceptional dog park (free).