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Cross Orchards Historic Site

3073 F Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81504-4201
+1 970-434-9814
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Time from the past captured!

We set out to see how this valley started. We found this piece of history of the valley within... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ventura, California

While they didn't have the reenactments that we hoped to see our self guided tour was just what our... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Libby S
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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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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3073 F Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81504-4201
+1 970-434-9814
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We set out to see how this valley started. We found this piece of history of the valley within miles of where we were staying. Here are the actual working remnants of a apple farm still standing that dates back to the 1900s. The docents...More

Thank TheChiefFromCali
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

While they didn't have the reenactments that we hoped to see our self guided tour was just what our large family needed. The lady who greeted us was very friendly and gave us information to read about the location. Had lots of fun history and...More

Thank Libby S
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I visited this during a short trip to Grand Junction. It is not very large, but it is definitely worth a short trip. It has some very interesting things to look at and read if you are interested in train history specifically the Uintah Railroad....More

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a wonderful place to take your children. They have activities for family's. Great place to picnic. It's been a real treat for f a families very historical plan cell t go. Call for when they have there activities or look on internet.

Thank sandra k
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Trains, trucks, tractors, and a trestle from the Uintah Railway, their associated equipment farm buildings from the period and a few farm animals.

Thank John H
Reviewed 22 September 2016

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.

1  Thank Ken A
Reviewed 10 September 2016

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...More

Thank ladybowler601
Reviewed 11 August 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...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 19 October 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.

1  Thank 32ozicedlatte
Reviewed 9 September 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.

1  Thank nycbookwriter
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