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Grand Junction History in Pictures



There's Something for Everyone!

Whether you are a recent arrival to the area, planning your next vacation or have lived in western Colorado for years, we invite you to visit one, or all, of our locations!


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Museum of the West

Travel back through a thousand years of western Colorado history at the Museum of the West. From Native American pottery and kachinas to treasures from the wreck of the El Matancero Spanish merchant ship to a re-creation of the pioneer town of Grand Junction you'll find something to please any history buff.



Cross Orchards Historic Site

Costumed interpreters at the Museum's Cross Orchards Historic Site offer you opportunity to step back in time. Cross Orchards is also home to many events during the year, including Two Rivers Chautauqua, and the beautiful site can be rented for weddings, reunions and other gatherings. Please call 970.424.8193 for wedding rental information.



Dinosaur Journey Museum

If you're into dinosaurs, then this is the place for you! Dinosaur Journey Museum features the latest exhibits and information about dinosaurs of western Colorado, eastern Utah and surrounding areas, realistic robotic dinosaurs and a working paleontology laboratory.




Loyd Files Research Library

We offer life-long learners of all ages access to primary sources of information about the region's cultural and natural history. The Loyd Files Research Library collects photographs, one-of-a-kind manuscripts, maps, city directories, high school annuals and rare books.



Whitman Educational Center

The restored Whitman Educational Center at 248 S. Fourth Street is available for

* Special Events
* Parties
* Family Reunions
* Meetings
* Business Events


Plan now to host your event at this premium downtown location. Contact us at 970.242.0971, ext. 210 about rates, availability and terms of use or click here.





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