AUTHOR: Kendra Ford of Carbondale, mom to some lively teenagers!
For a different type of fun check out these activities in Grand Junction.
CROWD PLEASERS. When you head West to Grand Junction for that necessary shopping trip, or cheering on your kids at sporting events, or just to try out something different to entertain the troops, here are a few places to keep in mind which can be a bonus to your day or well worth the trip on their own.
Bananas Fun Park
2469 Riverside Parkway / bananasfunpark.com
This is the spot for the greatest variety of activities. From mini golf, bumper boats, go-karts, laser tag, arcade games and more with a new aqua center – Coconut Cove which is set to open June 2017. Coconut Cove has multiple water slides, multi-level platforms, more than 50 water features, over 100 jet features, 12 Different Spinning Trays and Bubbler Jets for the Tots, splash pads, water guns and, arching jets. Check their website before you head over. They run specials on certain days and often have discounted passes you can buy in advance.
Get Air Silo Trampoline Park
715 South 7th Street / getairsilo.com
An off the beaten path spot where hours fly by and they have something for all ages. I recently brought a group of teenage boys here and we could easily have spent most of the day. This is an “all ages welcome” place with everything from Little Jumpers areas, specific toddler times during the week, to an incredibly challenging Ninja Course and Maze where you can compete for your best time. There are foam pits, trampoline walls, dodgeball, slam ball, and laser ball. Be sure to talk to the front desk about custom prices depending on the size of your group, length of stay and specific activities.
Grand Valley Climbing
611 25 Road / grandvalleyclimbing.com
An incredible indoor climbing gym with options for everyone. It is close to Canyon View Park where many teams are playing. They offer over 14,000 sq feet of climbing on walls ranging from 12ft to 50 ft. for all experience levels and ages. They offer all the rental gear you need too. Like the other places I mentioned they too have a required waiver so you do need to be prepared with those before heading over if you have kids with you other than your own. This is an awesome spot for a party and they have different packages available.