Pueblo is a city in Colorado. It is overshadowed by Denver and Colorado Springs to the north, but with a population of 112,000 (2020), is a fair-sized community, and is a gateway to Colorado's high country for travelers coming from the southeast.
Pueblo is on Interstate Highway 25, about 45 miles south of Colorado Springs, 120 miles south of Denver, and 100 miles north of the New Mexico border. US Route 50 connects Pueblo to points east and west.
The City Of Pueblo Transit[dead link] is the city's bus operator. Fares are $1.00 for one-way & $3.00 for a day pass.
- 1 Buell Children’s Museum, 210 N Santa Fe Ave., ☏ . The nation’s No. 2 ranked children’s art museum, according to Child Magazine, is here in Pueblo. This 12,000-square-foot, two-level facility offers innovative, hands-on exhibits focusing on the arts, science and history for people ages one to 101.
- 2 El Pueblo History Museum, 301 North Union, ☏ . Adults $5, seniors/military/students $4, children under 6 free.
- 3 Rosemount Museum, 419 W 14th St, ☏ .
- 4 Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, 31001 Magnuson Ave, ☏ .
- Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, 301 N. Main St. Suite 102, ☏ . The Pueblo Symphony orchestra presents a six-concert season of eclectic programs appealing to many different tastes.
- 1 Bishop Castle, 982 Highway 165. This destination is worth a look. It is an iron and stone castle being built in the Medieval style.
- Pueblo Plaza Ice Arena, 100 North Grand Ave, ☏ . The only permanent indoor ice rink in Pueblo. Figure skating and hockey classes and sessions, as well as open public skating, are available.
- 2 Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture, 215 Canal St (Central exit off I-25. Go two blocks south on E. Abriendo to Canal Street; turn east), ☏ . 10AM-4PM. Steelworks Museum is located in the National Registered CF&I Medical Dispensary part of CF&I office complex. Exhibits include timeline of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company from 1872 to 1993, the story of steel, mineral and gem collection, life in a mining camp, a working nail machine and the mine rescue car. $5 adults.
- 3 Lake Pueblo State Park, 640 Pueblo Reservoir Rd, ☏ , Lake.Pueblo.Park@State.Co.Us. Parking $7/vehicle/day, Basic campsite $18, Electric hook-up campsite $24 (camping rates do not include parking fee). 24 hrs (but between 10PM-5AM, you must be actively camping, fishing, or boating). Visitor center: Daily, 9AM-4PM.
- 1 Pueblo Mall, 3429 Dillon Dr, ☏ . M-F 10AM-9PM, Sa 10AM-7PM, Su 11AM-6PM. Opened in 1976, Pueblo Mall is at the intersection of Interstate 25 and Colorado State Route 47. As Pueblo's only enclosed shopping center, Pueblo Mall's premier location provides high visibility and easy access for the community. The mall's anchor tenants are Dillard's, Sears, JCPenney, and Sports Authority.
- Pantry Restaurant, 1/2 E Abriendo Ave 107, ☏ . Traditional food with amazing green chili.
- Tian Jin, 3400 W Northern Ave, ☏ . If you are craving Chinese food, this is the place to go.
- Southwest Deli and Cafe, 1873 S Pueblo Blvd, ☏ .
- Brues Alehouse Brewing Co., 140 Riverwalk Pl.
- 1 SpringHill Suites Pueblo Downtown, 150 South Sante Fe Ave, ☏ . Luxury hotel downtown.
- 2 Quality Inn & Suites, 3910 Outlook Blvd, ☏ .
- Bishop Castle, 12705 State Highway 165, in the village of Rye, 719 485 3040. A quirky one-man construction project in progress since 1971, open to visitors during daylight hours year-round. The structure features, among other things, a 160-foot-tall tower, a dragon-shaped chimney, and a ballroom. Donations appreciated.
|Routes through Pueblo|
|Denver ← Colorado Springs ←||N S||→ Trinidad → Santa Fe/Clayton|
|Grand Junction ← Cañon City ←||W E||→ La Junta → Dodge City|