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“An important historical site”

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.
Reviewed 26 November 2013

There is nothing else like this in the Grand Valley. This used to be an agricultural business and farm owned by Cindy Cross's family. The variety here is remarkable. There is a huge HO scale model train layout in a barn-like building, and even a G gauge model train layout outdoors. A Marine friend of mine worked with the resident blacksmith for over a year, making a Japanese Katana sword: folded thousands of times. There is so much to see and do here that it would take a large book to describe it all. A truly wonderful place to visit often.

Thank Nancy N
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

This working orchard is magical! Time stood still a hundred years ago and is well preserved. OUr family ventured around this place for several hours enamoured by all of the stuff and playing with the animals. The staff who works here is very kind and knowledgeable. They seem to really love the place and it shines through! If you are in Grand Junction, be sure to stop in.

Thank amywhetzel
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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.

Thank Marcia E
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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.

Thank pshiel
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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.

Thank ColoradoMelody
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