Montrose has long been one of Colorado's most wonderful, best-kept secrets. If you're looking for the cutting-edge of what a small town can be in America, Montrose fits that description almost perfectly. A lot of people think Grand Junction is the highlight on the Western Slope, but anyone who has been to Montrose knows the truth.

Well, the secret is starting to get out, and Montrose is starting to get a bigger name for itself on the national stage. No longer the best-kept secret of the Western Slope, more and more people are starting to see Montrose as a destination. So, if you're a newbie to the area, here are the 5 places you need to go.

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Magic Circle Theater

If you love live theater, then you have to check out the Magic Circle Players. They're keeping the 'magic' of live theater alive in our town, and they're doing a pretty good job of it. The Magic Circle Players present everything from classics like The Sound of Music to youth productions and lesser-known fare, like The Belle of Amherst. There's always something going on at the Magic Circle Theater.

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Montrose Water Sports Park

Heading to Montrose during the summer months? You should make time to head over to Riverbottom Park and avail yourself of the Montrose Water Sports Park. One of the largest in the state of Colorado, the Water Sports Park is a great way to beat the heat for all ages and is an excellent option for all skill levels.

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Ute Indian Museum

It never hurts to learn a thing or two, and there is plenty to learn at the Ute Indian Museum. An amazing facility that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Museum offers an extraordinary chance to discover the history and culture of the Ute people. This is the kind of fantastic gem that you won't find anywhere else.

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Montrose County Event Center

The Montrose County Event Center is the place to go if you want to, well, see events in Montrose. Between the Event Center itself and Friendship Hall, the fairground area is your proverbial town square in Montrose. Rodeo, live music; there are few better places to draw a crowd.

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The Star Drive-In

If you're like me, you're going to want to cap off your time in Montrose with a movie or two. Why head inside when you can enjoy the majesty of Montrose while you watch your film? That's exactly what you get with the Star Drive-In, one of the staples of Montrose. If it's summer, you're missing out if you're not at the Star Drive-In.

Did we miss any of your favorite Montrose landmarks? Let us know which ones are on AppChat. In the meantime: check out the gallery below for some awesome events that are coming to Montrose this summer!

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