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“Great place, great people.”

Cross Orchards Historic Site
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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.
Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place, great people.”
Reviewed 14 July 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.

Visited August 2012
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Colorado
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80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Thank goodness this sort of historic place is preserved.”
Reviewed 8 May 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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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A trip into the past, visit a true "working" farm.”
Reviewed 31 December 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 out buildings to photograph. Plan to spend at least 2 hours to see it all.

Visited October 2012
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Grand Junction, Colorado
2 reviews
“See how a real life Colorado fruit ranch operated 100 years ago!”
Reviewed 3 December 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. They are also the site for many special events for the Museum of Western Colorado.

Visited August 2012
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Palisade, Colorado, United States
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Go back in time!”
Reviewed 29 August 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.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Laurie K
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