Discover Kid-Friendly Adventures Nearby
Look no further than La Junta for an educational and relaxing getaway that everyone can enjoy. With many on-site recreation options for kids and families, Red Lion Hotel La Junta also offers a convenient location close to the best family attractions in Colorado. As a kid-friendly hotel in Colorado, we're pleased to offer our suggestions on how to make the most of your stay.
Koshare Indian Kiva & Museum
Discover the history of early regional settlers at the colorful Koshare Indian Kiva, an insightful museum that will dazzle your eyes and mind. Featuring live performances, ancient artifacts, and more, the kiva is located on the campus of Otero Junior College, just minutes from our hotel. Be sure to stop by the attached museum and gift shop to learn about Koshare history and take home a souvenir from your trip to La Junta.
La Junta Parks & Outdoor Family Recreation
La Junta is home to numerous parks where your family can enjoy fun activities or just relax and unwind. City Park features a world-class skate park and a large playground, while Potter Park has two Little League baseball fields and an open space for annual fairs. In addition, La Junta Industrial Park offers several recreational sites including a municipal golf course, the La Junta Raceway, and the La Junta Kids Rodeo Grounds.
Farms & Farmer’s Markets
One of the most celebrated aspects of this region is its local produce. Stop by a local farm for some of the freshest, best tasting produce and fruits in the country.
Lusk Farms – Located in neighboring Rocky Ford, CO, this farm offers a seasonal selection of veggies, so check with the farmers to find out what’s available during your stay.
Smith Farms – The producers of the renowned Rock Ford Melon are also known for additional produce, including eggplants, tomatoes, and sweet corn.
Mayhoffer Farms – Located in the heart of La Junta, this family-owned and operated farm specializes in growing general crops including wheat and alfalfa.