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Unveiling the Charm of Downtown Pueblo

Nestled centrally with a rich tapestry of history, art, and culture, downtown Pueblo invites visitors to experience its unique vibrancy. With historical buildings peering down on bustling streets filled with antique shops and scrumptious eateries, there’s no shortage of things to discover.

Activities: Embrace the Pulse of Pueblo

Pueblo Riverwalk: Heartbeat of the City

Winding through downtown like a ribbon of history, the Pueblo Riverwalk is a mile-long channel beside the Arkansas River. As you stroll, enjoy a mix of nature, art, and architecture. The pathway is embellished with 54 artistic sculptures and installations, ensuring every step is a delightful discovery. Open every day, all year round, this is the perfect spot for an early morning jog, a midday leisurely walk with your pet, or a romantic evening amble.

Venture on the Water:

  • Jump on a boat tour for a journey through Pueblo’s history or try the charming gondola for a romantic date night.
  • Gather friends or family for pedal boat fun – with a capacity of up to 4, it’s a shared adventure.
  • Kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding? You’re welcome to splash around, with just a nominal registration.

Seasonal Pleasures:

From October, downtown dresses up in festive fervor. Whether you’re keen on trick-or-treating or enchanted by holiday light displays, there’s always an event to immerse in.

Veterans’ Bridge

Built between 2005 and 2010 at a cost of $1.6 million, this monumental bridge is the nation’s singular tribute to every military branch. The bridge proudly displays over 7,000 names of valiant souls who’ve served the nation. As you walk, pause to honor Pueblo’s four Medal of Honor awardees and absorb the essence of national pride symbolized by various flags and seals.

Restaurants, Shops and Historical Hot Spots

Places to eat Downtown Pueblo

Around every corner and along every street near the Riverwalk, eateries offer a culinary tour of Pueblo. From quaint cafes to upscale dining, there’s a plate for every occasion. For a more in-depth guide on the food scene, check out our blog, WHERE TO EAT IN PUEBLO: THE ULTIMATE VISITOR’S GUIDE (2023)

Shopping Downtown Pueblo

As you wander, make pit stops at boutique shops or pamper yourself at a chic salon. Just about every other shop on union is an antique shop littered with treasures from the past. It makes for a family friendly environment and a casual day with friends. You will also find many local vendors selling art and jewelry!

Historical Buildings in Pueblo: Featuring Union Depot

Union Depot in Pueblo Colorado

Defined by 6th Street, Santa Fe Avenue, 1st Street, and Greenwood Street, this district has many buildings that bear the tag of national landmarks, the district as a whole resonates with stories waiting to be unearthed. The architectural marvel designed by Frank V. Newall, Union Depot, is a nod to the city’s rail heritage. Built in 1889, it has evolved from a bustling train station to a hub of social life. Today, the building boasts of a grand banquet hall, premium loft apartments, and retail spaces. Its iconic clock tower, even after enduring the adversities of a 1921 flood, stands tall, reminding residents of the city’s indomitable spirit. You will find many more historical structures with beautifully carved stone, original 1800 brick, and secret entrances to the underground tunnel system.



Must-Visit Landmarks: Dive Deeper into Pueblo’s Chronicles

Rawlings Library: A Nook for Bookworms

Standing majestically at 100 E. Abriendo Ave., this library has welcomed over 8 million visitors since its 2003 inauguration. Boasting a collection exceeding 14 million materials, it recently clinched a five-star accolade from the Library Journal. As Jon Walker, PCCLD Executive Director, articulates, the Rawlings Library is an irreplaceable community gem.

Pueblo’s Neon Alley


Thanks to Joe Koncilja, Neon Alley is one of the most unique installations in all of Colorado. It hides over 40 restored neon signs that light up every day after sundown.

Downtown Pueblo, with its seamless blend of old-world charm and modern-day vivacity, beckons visitors with open arms. Whether you’re a history buff, a food lover, or simply someone seeking a delightful day out, Pueblo promises memories that linger. For the most updates information about festivities downtown check out!


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