Museum of Western Colorado

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Downtown Grand JunctionDowntown Grand Junction (10/22/2005) Downtown Grand Junction viewed from the top of the WC Museum tower.

Warehouse DistrictWarehouse District (10/22/2005) The warehouse district of Grand Junction viewed from the top of the WC Museum Tower.

Greyhound TerminalGreyhound Terminal (10/22/2005) The Greyhound Bus Terminal viewed from the WC Museum Tower.

Downtown Grand JunctionDowntown Grand Junction (10/22/2005) A view from the WC Museum tower. The communication towers is on the lower end of Main. Mount Garfield is in the distance.

Grand Junction and the Book CliffsGrand Junction and the Book Cliffs (10/22/2005) Grand Junction with the Book Cliffs in the distance.

Don t Fall!Don t Fall! (10/22/2005) I test my vertigo by taking a picture looking straight down from the tower to the tree tops below.

View TowerView Tower (10/22/2005) This view tower is part of the Museum of Western Colorado.

Museum and TowerMuseum and Tower (10/22/2005) Grand Junction has a wonderful museum with exhibits on the history of the western slope. The highlight is a walk up a view tower for spectacular views of the region.

Observation TowerObservation Tower (10/22/2005) When visiting Grand Junction, you will want to climb to the top of Museum of Western Colorado's observation tower for a wonderful view of the surrounding terrain. Sadly, the tower is not open at first light.

Downtown Grand JunctionDowntown Grand Junction (10/22/2005) Downtown Grand Junction viewed from WC Museum Tower.

Elks LodgeElks Lodge (10/22/2005) The Elks Lodge viewed from the WC Museum Tower.

Downtown Grand JunctionDowntown Grand Junction (10/22/2005) View of historic downtown Grand Junction from the WC Museum tower.

Grand JunctionGrand Junction (10/22/2005) View of Grand Junction from the WC Museum tower. You can see St. Joseph's Church and the back of the buildings on Main.

Top of Main - Grand JunctionTop of Main - Grand Junction (10/22/2005) Top of Main viewed from the WC Museum Tower.

Colorado National MonumentColorado National Monument (10/22/2005) The Colorado National Monument viewed from the WC Museum Tower.

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Museum of Western Colorado Tower

If you are visiting the beautiful town of Grand Junction on Colorado's Western Slope; You will want to plan a visit to the Museum of Western Colorado. This facility provides historical and cultural exhibits. The highlight of the facility is a large observation tower that is about 5 stories high.

The desk clerk suggested that I take the elevator. I took the stairs. Five stories does a good job stretching the legs without breaking a sweat. The tower provides views of Grand Junction, Colorado National Monument and the Book Cliffs.

The other must see exhibition in Grand Junction is the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens which features butterflies from around the world and an intriguing collection of plants.

Context: Towns-Colorado

Grand Junction, Colorado (95 pictures) The Museum of Western Colorado is located in downtown Grand Junction.

Colorado National Monument (66 pictures) On a clear day, the WC Museum Tower provides a clear view of Colorado National Monument. Bring binoculars or a telephoto lens.

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens (15 pictures) The bontic gardens are another must see attraction in Grand Junction.

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