Pueblo, CO Attractions Overview
Pueblo's colorful culture is on display around almost every turn. Whether it's in a gallery, museum or on stage at one of the city's many venues, it isn't hard to find fun in the city.
Steel City Art Works is a cooperative gallery with more than 35 artists. Located in the Union Avenue Historic District, the gallery uses a hands-on approach, with artists working in the store and attending local events to promote their work. Many media are represented, including watercolor, oils, pottery, jewelry and more.
Three One Three Gallery, also on Union Street, is owned by Giclee Print Net, a fine art reproduction printing operation. The unique gallery exhibits and sells reproductions of original artwork and photography showcasing the history of Pueblo.
Festivals and Events
The western-themed Wild Wild West Festival offers family-friendly activities, including concerts and cook-offs. While the festival is held throughout Pueblo, most events take place on the Riverwalk and in the Union Avenue Historic District.
The National Street Rod Association’s Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals, the region’s largest street rod automotive event, is held at the Colorado State Fairgrounds each year.
The Colorado State Fair features carnival rides, exhibit halls, contests and concerts. Attendees can also enjoy livestock, horse and small animal shows, parades and a rodeo.
The Loaf 'N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival in downtown Pueblo features music, fun and food. Festival-goers can also enjoy the works of many local artisans and craftsmen.
Other events throughout the year include Big Rod's Fat Tuesday Party, Bluegrass at the Fair, the annual Fourth of July celebration Rollin on the Riverwalk, the National Little Britches Final Rodeo, and Yule Love It Downtown!, Pueblo's holiday art and shopping crawl.
Museums and Historic Sites
To see where Pueblo began, visit the El Pueblo History Museum, which showcases the city's history and the region's various cultural and ethnic groups. Its Song of Pueblo, an oratorio by Daniel Valdez, is a live, multimedia concert that tells the city's story through narration, music and images.
The Rosemount Museum is a 37-room mansion, built in 1893 and formerly home to the John A. and Margaret Thatcher family. The mansion contains almost all its original furnishings, accessories and paintings.
The Pueblo Medal of Honor Memorial, located outside the Convention Center on Heroes Plaza, is home to statues of Pueblo’s heroes and the names of more than 3,400 Medal of Honor recipients.
Preserving, restoring and displaying military aircraft and artifacts, the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum offers more than 100 display cases and exhibits.
A nonprofit corporation, the Steel City Theatre Company provides quality modern productions for public enjoyment.
The Damon Runyon Repertory Theater Company offers live theater, children’s theater, adult and children’s workshops, dinner theater, murder mysteries and an art gallery.
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