Top things to do in Pueblo

Top Choice Museum in Pueblo

El Pueblo History Museum

Set on central plaza, the original site of Fort Pueblo (an American fort established in 1842 and held until 1854, when a Ute and Apache raid on Christmas Day caused the fort to be abandoned), this airy, modern museu…
Top Choice Museum in Pueblo

Buell Children’s Museum

This is the place to climb into classic cars, jam to old rock and roll, build bridges, swim with jellyfish, create magical fairy lands and discover the power of numbers while exploring exhibits that help kids learn …
Top Choice Historic Site in Pueblo

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

Set just north of the Arkansas River, this was once the natural and official border between the US and Old Mexico (until 1846), and was once a cultural crossroads. The old adobe fort, with its timber-beamed ceilings…
Historic Site in Pueblo

Picketwire Dinosaur Tracksite

The 0.25-mile Picketwire Dinosaur Tracksite is the largest documented site of its kind in North America, with as many as 1300 visible dinosaur tracks. Some 150 million years ago, two types of dinosaurs, allosaurus a…
Mexican in Pueblo

Papa Jose’s

Here’s a dirty little Colorado secret: the Mexican food is very often underwhelming. But this town, called Pueblo and down south of the Arkansas River, was part of Mexico until relatively recently. Translation: feel…
Notable Building in Pueblo

Pueblo Union Depot

Still standing proudly on the railway, this historic 1880s structure has been refurbished and reclaimed as a shopping mall and law-office complex of sorts. But there is a case of historical artifacts by the back doo…
Memorial in Pueblo

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

On November 29, 1864, Colorado Volunteer soldiers attacked an encampment of Cheyenne and Arapaho along Sand Creek. Led by Chief Black Kettle, the Native Americans had been assured that moving to this site would ensu…
Burgers in Pueblo

Bingo Burger

A locally owned downtown burger joint – conveniently right across from the History Museum – Bingo only uses grass-fed lamb and beef produced in the region, and it does chicken and portobello burgers, too. Cheese opt…
Wildlife Reserve in Pueblo

Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo

Riverside trails, reptile displays, picnic and playground areas, and a raptor center bring people beneath the cottonwoods on the Arkansas River. The raptor program began in 1981 to assist the Department of Wildlife …
Bistro in Pueblo

dc's on b street

This cute B St bistro (located in the old Coors Building) offers some of the best eats in town. It does a terrific Reuben on marbled rye and a Poulet Pueblo with tomato chutney for lunch, and fancier fare for dinner…