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Pueblo is a great destination for families with children of all ages who want to have fun and learn something new. Explore a selection of our family-friendly attractions below.

Buell Children’s Museum

Innovative, hands-on exhibits focused on arts, science and history, recognized as the 2nd best children’s museum for art in the nation by Child Magazine. 

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El Pueblo History Museum

Representation of the region’s many cultural and ethnic groups through innovative exhibits, a reproduction adobe trading post, and hands-on fun.

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Goodnight Barn

Built in 1870, by Charles Goodnight at his Rock Canyon Ranch in Pueblo, CO. Under restoration. No admittance, by appointment only.

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Historic Arkansas Riverwalk

The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo (HARP) is a 32-acre urban waterfront experience open to the Public daily. The Riverwalk returned the Arkansas River to its historic location at the heart of downtown Pueblo, after being diverted in the 1920s due to a devastating flood that destroyed much of Pueblo. Learn about the history of Pueblo and the 1921 flood while riding one of our excursion boats. Walk the mile long channel and explore the art and history. Bring your dog for a quick lap, or stay for the weekend and enjoy a festival!

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Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center Mountain Campus

The Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center Mountain Campus is nestled in Beulah Valley about 30 miles west of the City of Pueblo. Here, NWDC manages the Pueblo Mountain Park, which has 8 miles of trails perfect for hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and even mountain biking through the foothills of the Wet Mountain Range. Two of the Mountain Park trails connect with San Isabel National Forest. The Mountain Campus also includes a rentable wedding venue, a meditation labyrinth, the Horseshoe Lodge & Retreat Center, and a low-ropes challenge course. If you are planning a wedding, gathering for a family reunion, or simply itching for a peaceful retreat into the great outdoors, look no further!

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Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center River Campus

Founded in 1981, the Raptor Center is a wildlife rehabilitation facility that has been saving magnificent birds of prey for over forty years. It is located in Pueblo at the Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center River Campus. Each year, more than 300 injured, ill, and orphaned birds of prey are admitted to the NWDC Raptor Center where a compassionate raptor care team provides these birds with the best care possible in hopes that they can soon be returned to the wild. We offer public and private educational opportunities for all ages, both on-site and off-site. Our raptor presentations are a truly captivating experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Want us to bring a owl, vulture, or hawk to your next birthday party, field trip, or gathering? Email raptors@hikeandlearn.org to get started!

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Pueblo Chile & Local Farm Stands

Pueblo chile is the most famous chile of our region, attracting chile aficionados’ attention from around the world. Its pungency ranges between 5,000 and 20,000 Scoville Heat Units, the measurement method used to rank chile heat. Pueblo chilies are comparable to moderate jalapeno peppers, and are usually a little warmer than cayenne peppers. The growing conditions in Southeastern Colorado render some of the best chile available. Hot, dry, sunny summer days, combined with our rich soils and pure Colorado water yield some of the hottest and most flavorful chilies. Watch out for the little ones – they’ve been tortured the most and are the hottest. View farm stands map

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Pueblo Heritage Museum

Pueblo’s heritage comes alive through unique exhibits that provide a historical representation of Pueblo and Southeastern Colorado.

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Pueblo Mountain Park

A great way to see the flora and fauna of Pueblo Mountain Park is to take a hike along one of the trails. There are approximately six miles of trails in the park, open to foot and horse traffic only. National Forest trails can be accessed through Pueblo Mountain Park, offering many more miles of trails. View trail map.

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Pueblo Railway Museum

The Pueblo Railway Museum operates, preserves and displays railroad equipment and history for the full train experience. 

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Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

Conveniently located at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum (PWAM) is a must-see attraction. Visit one of Colorado’s largest collections of military, space, and civilian aircraft, vehicles, and artifacts spanning over a hundred years of history. Our two hangars and outdoor exhibits comprise over 85,000 square feet. Exhibits include both civilian and military aircraft, ground vehicles, missiles, and the Southern Colorado Space Museum.

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Pueblo Zoo

Pueblo Zoo is a 25-acre zoo located in Pueblo, Colorado in the United States. The zoo is open year-round and is home to over 420 animals of more than 140 species. The Pueblo Zoological Society manages the zoo, which is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Rides at City Park

Open in the Summer – The Rides at City Park is a place where families can make unforgettable memories and a quarter is still worth 25¢! The rides include 10 amusement park rides and two bounces to serve for entertainment. The train, carousel and adults require two tickets. The rest of the rides can be enjoyed for one ticket per child. Tickets are 25¢ each! In addition to the Caboose and Party Pavilion rentals accessible for school field trips, corporate, birthday and private parties, the rides also offers history!  Since 1955, The Rides at City Park have remained a safe and affordable facility for children and families.

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Rosemount Museum

A 37-room mansion built in 1893,  and formerly home to the John A. And Margaret Thatcher family. The mansion contains almost all of its original furnishings.

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Steelworks Center of the West

Exhibits related to the CF&I and their impact on the American West. CF&I was a strong force in the historical development of Pueblo and Southern CO.

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