Staying active is a great way to enjoy life and support your mental and physical wellness as you age. Finding things to do in your local community can help you remain active, and doing those things with family or friends can increase socialization.
Grand Junction and the surrounding area have plenty to offer people of all ages. If you're looking for something to do nearby, try one of these options.
Explore exhibits that tell the story of the Wild West at The Museum of the West. Displays include a wide range of historical artifacts and interactive elements that let you experience a stagecoach or spend time in a saloon.
The Museum of the West is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seniors get a discounted admission of $6 (general adult admission is $7). If you want to enjoy a museum with the grandkids, children get in for $5 and family admission is $20.
Check the museum website or call ahead for information about special exhibits or events.
Grand Junction offers a number of golf courses with challenging holes and spectacular views.
The Tiara Rado golf course includes views of the Grand Mesa and options for spying birds from up to 90 species as you tee off. Four tee locations let you customize your approach for every hole, and you can perfect your swing in the 18-acre practice area or with help from lessons on-site.
Consider beating the heat and enjoying golf in the twilight hours. Tee times begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and the fees are $15 for nine holes or $25 for 18 holes. Both rates include a cart.
Another popular golf course in Grand Junction, Lincoln Park is a bit less challenging and more walkable than the course at Tiara Rado. The cost for nine holes is $10, and you'll pay $20 for 18 holes. Cart rentals are extra.
Dating back to the 1920s, the historic Avalon Theatre is still bringing entertainment to Grand Junction residents. Events and shows in 2022 range from the Grand Valley Mountain Bike Film Festival to a Celtic Woman concert. Lyle Lovett, Don McLean, Cowboy Junkies and America are some of the other acts showing up at the Avalon in 2022, ensuring there's something for almost anyone.
Ticket costs vary for each show. Service animals are permitted, and older adults may appreciate the house rules, which include a prohibition on loud noise and behavior that disturbs other patrons.
Whether you're a long-time resident of the city or a new arrival, downtown has plenty to offer. Pop into a variety of shops just to browse and get in some steps, or shop for unique gifts from local vendors. Whether you go early and want to enjoy brunch, are making it an all-day event with a lunch stop in the middle or are looking for a little nightlife and dinner, downtown Grand Junction is a great place to find dining options. Plan ahead with friends and buy tickets to a live show downtown or attend an art gallery event.
Two Rivers Winery offers tour options, tasting rooms and the ability to explore a vineyard. Older couples looking for a low-key, romantic afternoon can spend it here, but you don't have to be a twosome to enjoy a visit. Gather some friends who are actual or wannabe wine connoisseurs and schedule a trip. You'll enjoy time in nature as well as delicious food and drinks.
Residents at Grand Villa assisted living community can take advantage of all that the city has to offer. But they also don't have to go far from their own homes to enjoy an active lifestyle. The Grand Villa activity calendar is packed with activities for residents, including:
Whatever your interests are, Grand Junction has something to help you explore them. Start with something on this list that sounds like fun. Or, if nothing piqued your interest, turn to Google to find plenty of other things to do in the area. From hiking and camping to visiting museums and parks, you'll find opportunities for exciting events and low-key activities you can enjoy.