Pueblo's City Center is the cultural hub of Southern Colorado with a wide variety of choices. Within blocks of each other, the Sangre de Cristo Art & Conference Center, the Runyon Theater, the Impossible Playhouse and Pueblo Memorial Hall present plays, musicals and other live entertainment. Art is on display at the Arts Center galleries and in the many artist owned galleries found in the Historic Union Avenue District. Our state-of-the-art Regional Library offers independent films and programs for children.
History buffs will certainly keep busy in Pueblo's City Center. The El Pueblo History Museum showcases the rich heritage of the ancient people who first gathered at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, which later became the settlement of Pueblo. The Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center and Museum walks you through the 100-year development of Pueblo's industrial growth and includes the story of the great flood of 1921. The outdoor museum of restored trains is located adjacent to the elegant Pueblo Union (Train) Depot, built in 1889.
The Historical Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo (HARP) provides an ideal opportunity to walk and enjoy the blue skies and sunshine, which abounds year-round and allows for many varied outdoor activities. From Kayaking on the Arkansas River to enjoying the riverboats or strolling around the many weekend festivals and parades, you can be guaranteed that Pueblo's climate allows for endless hours of outdoor fun.
Year-round, Pueblo's City Center is a veritable hub of entertainment. Beginning with January's Festival Friday's at the Arts Center and continuing to December's Festival of Lights. Visitors can also look forward to events on Pueblo's scenic Riverwalk, including City Center Eats, Boats, Bands & Barbeque, the Rollin' on the Riverwalk July 4 Celebration, the Wild Wild West Fest, and the Chile & Frijoles Festival.