Fun things to do in and around Pueblo
Pueblo is teeming with unique locations and authentic experiences. And, while it might take more than one trip to Pueblo, here are several Pueblo places that you must see!
Chile Farms & Chile Pickin'
Visit local Pueblo chile farms to experience the world-famous Pueblo chile in a way the whole family will enjoy. Meet the farmers who grow it, explore their farms, and even pick your own. Then, have it roasted fresh right before your eyes and enjoy the intoxicating aroma that'll keep you coming back for more. More info.
City Park and City Park Rides
Where else in Colorado can you ride a roller coaster for a quarter and visit an African Lion? The Pueblo City Park offers a year-round zoo filled with more than 400 animals and beautiful native-plant gardens. The City Park Rides are open all summer, and rides cost only a quarter. The historic carousel is original to the Park, recently restored and worthwhile nostalgic trip. More info.
Visual Artists of Pueblo Gallery Tours and Art Walks
Pueblo is undergoing a Bohemian renaissance, becoming a haven for internationally-known artists. Pueblo's visual arts scene is showcased by the Visual Artists of Pueblo, a collective group of artists who facilitates regular gallery receptions, studio tours and arts walks. Whether you're simply looking to admire amazing works of artists, or in the market to start your own collection, Pueblo is a destination of choice for art lovers. More info.
Memorial is professionally managed by Global Spectrum and in the heart of Historic Downtown Pueblo. With 1,600 seats, state of the art lighting and sound system, Memorial Hall is the premier entertainment facility in Pueblo. Currently undergoing a $10 million renovation and expansion Memorial Hall is expected to open June 2013. More info.
Medal of Honor Memorial & Veterans Bridge
Pueblo is the hometown of four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. This memorial honors each of these men with a life-size statue, and includes the engraved names of 3,400 other recipients. Visitors can learn the stories behind each name with a computer database and display inside the Convention Center. The database also features the stories of local veterans who are commemorated on the newly built Veterans Bridge, which sits adjacent to the Convention Center parking lot. More info.
One of America’s castles, the Rosemount Museum was once the house of the Thatcher Family – one of Pueblo’s founding families. The 37-room home is made of Colorado pink volcanic stone and was designed by Victorian architect Henry Hudson Holly of New York City. More info.