This 37 room mansion was built in 1893 for John and Margaret Thatcher. He was a business man and founder of a bank that still operates here in the Pueblo area.
Margaret Thatcher named the mansion after her favorite flower.
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10.00 - 16.00
Closed on major holidays and all of the month of January.
Seniors (over 60) $5
Children (6-18) $4
(pictures will be here Feb 16)
Pueblo Zoo is located on 25 acres, in the heart of City Park. They are open 365 days a year. Hours: 10.00 to 17.00 during summer and 9.00 to 16.00 the rest of the year. See my travelogue for the list of prices.
If driving to the zoo the easiest way to get there is from Pueblo Bl and Goodnight. If taking the bus, take the Red Creek bus (#7)
The city of Pueblo is spending $20 million USD to construct a new 100.000ft2 (9.300m2) library. Construction began in the spring of 2001 and expected to open in late October 2003. It will be the biggest and most technologically advanced library in all of southern Colorado.
To see the construction web cam go to www.pueblolibrary.org then click on "about us" then "construction news" then "construction web cam" The cam updates at the top of each hour.
Pueblo is a pretty quiet town , but nice to walk around in. The River Walk is a focal point of the center of the city and next to the restored area of Union Street and Victoria Street. It is not long, but quite pleasant.
The place is called Patriot Rental. They rent bicycles ($25 a day), strollers, and wagons. For now they sell sodas for $1.25 each. Later on they will be selling candy as well.
The place is located along the bike path at The Nature Center. To get to The Nature Center take hwy 50 west to Pueblo Blvd. Turn left (the only way you can turn), then go to the light at Nature Center Dr. Turn right and go abt a mile til the road ends and you'll be at the nature center.
Patriot Rental hours are 10am to dusk Monday thru Saturday and 1pm to dusk on Sundays. See Chuck or Tim.
This place is a DUD and tourist trap. Pueblo RiverWalk - http://www.puebloharp.com/ the cookie store was a waste of money. The brownie tasted awful, the snickerdoodles, peanut butter, "special" mother's day cookies, were all disgusting. The whole cookie store was overpriced for such nasty treats. Where did these people learn how to bake?
The Pueblo "Riverwalk " from start to finish is only a 10 minute walk with dog owners walking around letting their dogs *** and poop all over the riverwalk. The river is full of trash. Mexican kids with their mothers have no manners, they need to be deported back to Mexico. For supposedly being a great part of Pueblo, it was gross. Will not recommend and won't visit again.
Not in Pueblo, but over an hour away in the mountains. Pueblo is still about the closest reference point. Built by an eccentric individual over 20 years, and still under construction. Bishop has had trouble with many government entities and has signs posted througout the castle area describing his problems. But still very welcoming to the public. My pictures are two years old, but I was there this week, and much more work has been done. We have been there three times, and now visit every time we are in the area. It's an awesome project.
Pueblo is restoring it's downtown area. It has just restored the Arkansas River to it's original location and built a beatiful river walk along it. Often there are festivities to attend. Other times it's just a beatiful, peaceful place to walk along at a leisurely pace and enjoy the sights.
A little coffee shop meets laundromat where you can eat, drink, and enjoy free wifi while awaiting your clothes to wash and dry. With an electronic guage above the door - you can see when your laundry is done without stepping away from your coffee to check. Friendly staff and clean establishment. The coffee and drinks seem to be all pre-made, but the pad is definitely a class above most laundromats. Ratin: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Fred Weisbrod began collecting vintage military aircraft at the Pueblo airport (a World War II air base) in 1972. A group of veterans formed the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society in 1985, to help preserve Weisbrod's collection. The planes were moved inside two old hangars. Since then, the collection has grown, and now includes some other military vehicles and other gear.
The showpiece is a World War II B-29 Superfortress. These aircraft carried the war right into the heart of Japan during the last year of World War II. The one shown here was nicknamed Peaches, and flown by a native of Pueblo. This is a must-see for any military/aviation buff.
You should stay away ! After reading your comment the first thing i will do when i reach Pueblo is go visit all the dogs and Mexicans on the river walk ,If you thought it was a bad experience I will probably have a great time.You need to climb back in your town car get back to your castle . I assume you are a middle age rich *** that has not had sex for a year...If you are married you need to grab him and give him a big kiss and be thankful that he has stayed with you as long as he has .In closing the public dose not need to hear your RUDE comments, you might think hard on getting a hobby. PS.Where is that bakery at ? I want to try that out as well.
West of town is a city park that is just open desert with some hills, used for motorcycle and ATV fun. It is pretty big, and the time my daughter took me there with the ATV's, it was empty but for one trail bike. My son in law broke three ribs there another time.
A must see is the Union Avenue District. Pueblo's original downtown where there is lots of shopping, resturants and museums to be explored.
Many of the building were built in the late 1800's and survived a major flood in the area in 1925. Also there is a scenic walk where one can walk through the city as much as 30 miles or as little as none.
There are many of these smaller type playgrounds spread throughout the city. Mineral Palace Park (8th & Santa Fe) and City Park (Pueblo Bl. & Goodnight) are the largest.
Downtown Pueblo's most beautiful attraction is the Riverwalk. Not quite equal to the one in old San Antonio, but still worth a visit. It's very enjoyable by day or night.