Things to do in Pueblo Colorado

In the midst of returning from a business trip in Illinois, my husband was asked if we might be willing to move from Washington State to Colorado to become the Project Manager for that site.Can’t say that I’m head over heels excited about the possible move, but as I told my husband, I’m willing to do what is needed and I’m always up for an adventure. I took sometime last night and looked up Pueblo, Colorado since that is the closest city to the project and I couldn’t believe how many different things there is. Not too shabby for desert country.

Some of my favorite findings were:

1. Buell Children’s Museum (http://www.sdc-arts.org/buellchildrensmuseum.html)

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On their website, I like that it says for children ages 1-101. It’s a 12,000 square-foot, two-level facility.  The regular entry fee is $3 for children/military and $4 adults. The coupon above is available on their website. A family membership is $45, but if you’d like to see all their membership options visit www.sdc-arts.org/membership.html

2. Pueblo Zoo (www.pueblozoo.org)

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This zoo covers twenty-five acres of the southwest part of Pueblo City Park. It is home to more than 420 animals. It’s open year around and does have entry fee, although kids two and below are free. Ages 3-12 $6, Ages 13-17/military/seniors $7, Ages 18+ $8. Family membership is $60, but here is the link for all membership options: http://www.pueblozoo.org/#!membership/c21kz

3. Kiddy Rides at City Park (http://www.pueblo.us/index.aspx?NID=337)

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How wonderful would it be to have your own mini childrens amusement park just a few blocks from your house? Ride tickets are .25 each! The train, carousel, bounce houses and adults require two tickets, but all other rides are only one ticket. A neat fact is that the carousel is antique, built in 1911 (http://www.pueblo.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/673). National Carousel Day, July 23 has FREE carousel rides and National Roller Coaster Day, August 16, FREE coaster rides. In my opinion, getting something for free is always a nice treat.

 

If you want to look for other things to do in pueblo colorado, try these sites:

http://pueblo.org/visit-pueblo

http://www.pueblo.us/

http://www.colorado.com/cities-and-towns/pueblo

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