Attractions

Whether you are visiting for fun or planning an event in Pueblo, you've made the right choice. Exceptional dining and shopping, first-class facilities, a wonderful art scene, many recreational activities, a wide choice of accommodations and extraordinary service … it's all here in Pueblo.

Greenway and Nature Center of Pueblo

This recreation and education center offers many outdoor activities as well as animal exhibits.

Address: 5200 Nature Center Rd. Pueblo, CO 81003 Tel: 719-549-2443

Rosemount Museum

Historic home

Address: 419 W. 14th St Pueblo, CO 81003 Tel: 719/545-5290 Fax: 719/545-5291

http://www.rosemount.org/home/

Built in 1893, this 37-room mansion was home to the John A. and Margaret Thatcher family and named for Mrs. Thatcher's favorite flower. It remained a family residence for 75 years. Designed by noted New York architect Henry Hudson Holly and two years under construction, the mansion was completed in 1893. Nearly all furnishings, accessories, decorative arts, paintings custom paneling, wall and window treatments are original to the home.

See why Rosemount has been called "Colorado's Crown Jewel," and why it was selected for showing on the A & E cable network's nationally televised America's Castles and the HGTV Series Christmas Castles .

Bear Lake

Located in San Isabel National Forest
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/

Address: San Isabel National Forest Pueblo, CO 81008 Tel: 719-553-1400

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Big Bear Lake is the place to go when you are looking for vacation. Big Bear is the premiere drive-to destination in Southern California. Big Bear Lake is only a short drive from most Southern California cities and offers you year around fun and relaxation, fresh air and mountain charm.

Big Bear Lake offers your family fun with zoos, sledding, waterslides and horsebackriding, a romantic Big Bear weekend in a cozy cabin by the fireplace. Consider Big Bear for your intimate wedding or next family reunion. Big Bear cabins can accommodate you and help you with your Big Bear lodging requirements.

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Pueblo Zoo

Open year-round, the Pueblo Zoo is located in City Park in Pueblo, Colorado . Visitors, including those using strollers or wheelchairs, enjoy an easy stroll through beautifully landscaped grounds that lead to Serengeti Safari , North American Grasslands , the Australian Outback , World of Color , and an Asian Adventure . In the Ecocenter , explore a tropical rain forest, discover naked mole rats in their underground world, and watch penguins “fly” underwater. Islands of Life invites you on a shipwreck journey to habitats around the world. Enjoy northern river otters swimming and frolicking or visit the Pioneer Ranch where kids of all ages can get up close to farm animals.

Home to more than 420 animals of 140 species, the Zoo is managed by the Pueblo Zoological Society and accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). Please follow these links to information on becoming a member , education programs , species conservation , special events , or supporting the Zoo by volunteering or making a contribution .

http://www.pueblozoo.org/

HOURS

May Monday – Friday: Zoo and Gift Shop are open 9am to 4pm. Ticket sales stop at 3:30 pm. Animal exhibit buildings close at 3:45pm. Saturday and Sunday: Zoo and Gift Shop are open 9am to 5pm. Ticket sales stop at 4:30 pm. Animal exhibit buildings close at 4:45pm. Memorial Day through Labor Day (SUMMER): Everyday: Zoo and Gift Shop are open 9am to 5pm. Ticket sales stop at 3:45 pm. Animal exhibit buildings close at 4:30 pm. Please remember it does take approximately 2 hours to visit the Zoo so, in order to fully experience what the Zoo has to offer, you will want to come prior to 3:00 p.m. Remainder of the Year (WINTER): Monday – Saturday: Zoo and Gift Shop are open 9am to 4pm. Ticket sales stop at 3:30 pm. Animal exhibit buildings close at 3:45pm. Sunday: Zoo and Gift Shop are open Noon to 4pm. Ticket sales stop at 3:30 pm. Animal exhibit buildings close at 3:45pm. Early Closings : Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve – noon. Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

RATES Effective April 1, 2007 General Admission: $8.00 – Adult (age 18 and up) $7.00 – Seniors (65 and up), Military (with proper ID), Youth (age 13 through17) $5.00 – Child (age 3 through 12) Children 2 years and under Free.

Members of reciprocal zoos, AAZK, AZA - 50% discount. Group Admission : $6.00 – Adult $4.00 – Child Groups are permitted in the Mahlon T. White Discovery Room by advance reservation only. A group is defined as 15 or more paying individuals registering seven or more days in advance and paying fees in one lump sum. Groups may pay upon arrival, in advance (no refunds, but we will be happy to reschedule), or by invoice after the visit (a $5 billing charge will be added).

Bishop Castle

982 Highway 165, Pueblo, CO 81004

Be sure to visit this unforgettable castle that's in the pocess of being built by one man, Jim Bishop. Decorated with beautiful ornamental iron, the castle is built out of handhewn stone in a dramatic Medieval style and stands three full stories high. Features include a grand ball room, stained glass windows, and a "fire breathing dragon." Open daily with your best chance of seeing the builder in action on the weekends. There are no guided tours - you're on your own, but do remember to be careful - this is a construction site. A gift shop is open May through October.

Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo

200 West First Street, Suite 303, Pueblo, CO 81003-3241

One of Colorado's best outdoor water attractions, this 26 acre waterfront riverwalk allows you to stroll or bike over the Arkansas River and leads you to Colorado's most visited reservoir, Lake Pueblo.

Lake Pueblo State Park

640 Reservoir Road, Pueblo, CO 81005-9706

This park is one of Colorado's most popular water sports area with features including over 60 miles of shoreline, fishing, many campsites, picnic areas, and two full service marinas.

Rock Canyon Swim Area

425 West Third Street, Pueblo, CO 81003-3207

You'll find a giant five-story, three-flume waterslide at this aquatic center as well as bumper boats, paddle boats, swimming beaches, paddle and row boats, covered picnic areas, a volleyball court, and horseshoe pits. Jumbo inner tube rentals and food concessions are available.

Pike/San Isabel National Forest

2840 Kachina Drive, Pueblo, CO 81008-1560

A variety of activities are available on the thousands of acres at this forest and grassland area including hiking, fishing, backpacking, mountain biking, bird watching, picnicking, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Pueblo Symphony at USC

2200 Bonforte Boulevard, Pueblo, CO 81001-4901

The oldest performing art organization in Southern Colorado presents eclectic musical programs to suit many different tastes. They also offer a variety of educational and community outreach programs.

Pueblo Weisbrod Warcraft Museum:

http://www.pwam.org/

The Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society, is planning to erect a Memorial at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum later this year to memorialize those military and civilian personnel who died while assigned to the Pueblo Army Air Base (PAAB) from May 1942 to March 1946.

If you or anyone in the Pueblo or Front Range of Colorado has any information about these personnel please contact the Museum at Pueblo (719) 948-9219 between 10 AM and 4 PM Mon-Sat and 1 PM to 4 PM on Sunday.

You can also contact the Museum via e-mail at service@pwam,org or call Mr. Doug Fry at the museum (719) 948-9219.

If any organization, family or individual would care to donate funds to aid in the purchase and erection of this Memorial please contact the Museum at the phone numbers and e-mail address above. Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to PHAS. The words "Memorial" should be written in the lower left hand corner of the check or Money Order.

Colorado State fair Grounds

http://www.coloradostatefair.com/

Fairground Hours -- Aug. 27 through Sept. 6, 2010


Click HERE for a Map of The Colorado State Fair

Grounds, everyday 10 a.m. - midnight
Creative Arts Building, every day 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Cultural Heritage, Monday-Thursday 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Cultural Heritage, Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Exhibit halls, everyday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, every day 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Americraft Hall, everyday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Carnival rides, Monday-Friday 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Carnival rides, Saturday-Sunday & Labor Day 10 a.m.- midnight

Due to the high volume of contests and shows scheduled during the Colorado State Fair, many events begin before the Fairgrounds officially open. State Fair management kindly invites the public to attend such shows and contests by purchasing gate admission at Gates 4, 5 and 6 and entering the Fairgrounds prior to the Fair's official opening time. However, the State Fair's official hours are those in which all food booths, vendors and carnival rides are open for business. Those with questions regarding State Fair hours may call (719) 561-8484 or (800) 876-4567.

General Gate Admission to the Colorado State Fair Grounds

Adult Admission -- $8 (Friday - Sunday)
$5 (Monday - Thursday)
6 & under -- Free (when accompanied by adult)
NOTE: NO PETS ALLOWED

Carnival Prices

Tickets $1

Bands $25

Location The State Fairgrounds is located at 1001 Beulah Ave. in Pueblo. To get to the State Fairgrounds from Interstate 25, take exit 97A in Pueblo. Go right (north) on Abriendo to the first stoplight. Turn left (west) on Northern Avenue to Beulah Avenue. Turn right (north) on Beulah. Go four blocks on Beulah to the Fairgrounds.

Discount Days & Carnival Special Promotions
Box Office Hours
Winter Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm Monday thru Friday and
10:00am - 3:00pm Saturday.
Summer Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm Monday thru Friday and
10:00am - 3:00pm Saturday.
Fair Time Hours: 10:00am to Showtime daily.
Parking

Public parking lots are located west of the Fairgrounds off Prairie Avenue and south of the Fairgrounds between Mesa and Northern avenues.

Preferred Lot $10
South Lot $7

State Fair Shuttle - NEW LOCATION!! courtesy of Pueblo Transit

Shuttle will run from the City's new Main Street Parking Garage to the State Fair Beulah gate. Shuttles will run every 30 minutes. There will be a shuttle fee of $1 per person (ages 7 and older); or $5 for family. Parking is free.

Days and Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 12 Noon to 12 Midnight Friday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight
Handicap Access

Handicap access to the Fairgrounds is available from designated parking areas along Beulah and Arroyo avenues. These areas are clearly marked and are near main gate entrances. Vans with automatic chair lifts may unload passengers at Gates 2, 5 and 9. Ramp access is provided at most buildings on the Fairgrounds, and wheelchair-only areas are set aside in many spectator locations. Signage for handicap facilities is located throughout the Fairgrounds.

Wheelchair rental is available at the Prairie, Beulah and Arroyo entrances. Wheel Chair rental is $10 and electric scooters are $45 and a state ID is required at time of rental. For more information call (719) 561-8484.

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