Pueblo is a city of about 112,000 that is home to several museums and a castle that is being built in the Medieval style. The city is the historic eastern gateway to the high country of the Rocky Mountains in the south central region of Colorado.

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The City of Pueblo is the seat of Pueblo County. Pueblo lies 104 miles (167 km) south-southeast of Denver on the Arkansas River, the historic boundary between the United States and New Spain.

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The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk in Pueblo.

By car

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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.

By plane

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Colorado Springs Airport[dead link] (COS IATA) is the closest full-service airport.

Get around

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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.

  • Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, 301 N. Main St. Suite 102, +1 719-545-7967. The Pueblo Symphony orchestra presents a six-concert season of eclectic programs appealing to many different tastes.
  • Pueblo Plaza Ice Arena, 100 North Grand Ave, +1 719 553-2735. The only permanent indoor ice rink in Pueblo. Figure skating and hockey classes and sessions, as well as open public skating, are available.
  • 1 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), +1 719-564-9086. 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.    
  • 2 Lake Pueblo State Park, 640 Pueblo Reservoir Rd, +1 719-561-9320, . 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, +1 719 543-1114. 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.    

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  • 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
DenverColorado Springs  N    S  TrinidadSanta Fe/Clayton
Grand JunctionCañon City  W   E  La JuntaDodge City


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