Historic Downtown Pueblo

Downtown Pueblo contains numerous historic buildings and areas worth visiting. Groups can explore the 19th century architecture along Union Avenue or check out landmarks like the Rosemount Museum, the Senator Charles E. Graham Memorial Library, and the Pueblo County Courthouse.

Walking tours allow groups to take in the sights at a relaxed pace and learn about the history and culture of Pueblo from knowledgeable guides. Popular starting points for walking tours include Union Depot and City Park.

The Mesa Junction

Located south of Downtown along Santa Fe Avenue, the Mesa Junction neighborhood offers shopping, entertainment, and arts. Visitors will find boutique shops with handmade items, antique stores filled with treasures, and a variety of restaurants serving everything from classic diner fare to upscale Southwestern cuisine.

The area is also home to art galleries like the Arts Alliance Gallery, coffee shops like Solar Roast Coffee, and the charming little Farmers’ Market. For live entertainment options, check out the arts venue Escapade Music Hall.

Mineral Palace Park

This small but delightful city park provides a nice oasis right near downtown Pueblo. Shady trees, green lawns, walking paths and benches make it a great place for groups to take a break. Visitors can also check out the unique Mineral Palace building itself.

Built in 1890, the Mineral Palace was constructed with various minerals, ores and fossils from Colorado. Though no longer open to the public, groups can still admire its castle-like architecture from outside. Its proximity to the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk makes the park a convenient stop for groups exploring downtown.

Pueblo Riverwalk

One of Pueblo’s most popular attractions, the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk runs for roughly 4.5 miles along the Arkansas River. This pedestrian walkway and linear park allows visitors to enjoy the sights and sounds of the river.

The riverwalk passes through recreational areas like Runyon Field Sports Complex and Lake Elizabeth. It also goes by several historic structures and districts downtown. Walking the entire riverwalk makes for a nice outing for athletic groups; be sure to stay hydrated and take breaks, especially in summer.

City Park

Pueblo City Park offers lush lawns, shady trees, walking paths, sports fields, playgrounds, rose gardens and more, right near downtown. Groups can enjoy a relaxing picnic or get active with sports like disc golf, tennis and sand volleyball.

Kids and teens will appreciate the large playground and skate park. Other park highlights include the City Park Carousel with hand carved animals dating back to 1907. With so many amenities, City Park makes a great destination for school, church, scout and other youth groups.

Pueblo Reservoir

Groups that enjoy outdoor recreation would appreciate a visit to Pueblo Reservoir. This almost 12,000 acre reservoir features opportunities for fishing, boating, water skiing and swimming during summer. From November to March, visitors can even go ice fishing on the reservoir.