Free things to do in Grand Junction
Known as Colorado's Wine Country, Grand Junction is the place to go for an adult excursion. It also offers a rich Ute history and an array of geological features waiting to be explored. During your stay, take advantage of Thrifty Car Rental's affordable Grand Junction rental cars. You can even get additional Grand Junction deals on your vehicle. No matter the duration of your trip, save some extra money and discover the city with these free activities:
Discover Art on the Corner
You can park your Grand Junction car rental and leave it behind for this one: Art on the Corner is a culturally rich program that lets you tour the sculptures and artwork lining the downtown area. The more than 200 featured pieces are creations by renowned and up-and-coming artists from Colorado and across the United States. You'll see bronze-casted pieces, junk-yard art and a variety of other mediums. During your tour, you'll also come across the multitude downtown cafes, eateries and boutique shops.
Explore the botanical gardens
On the first Sunday of the month, get in your Grand Junction car rental and make your way to the Botanical Gardens and Butterfly House, which offer free admission on this day. The natural site is laid out on 15 acres of lush land filled with colorful greenery, a children's garden and a splendid rose garden. You may be surprised to learn that it was once a salvage yard. Other features of the attraction include a greenhouse castle and amphitheater. Make sure you pack a picnic before hand - there are several shaded areas for you to enjoy a meal among the natural beauty of the gardens.