Gems of Pueblo! Places special to me that add value to our community while inspiring imagination and creativity!
The Party People!
Epic Entertainment! 701, S. Pueblo Boulevard. The name says it all, "Epic!" This is a great place to have a good time with friends and family that offers lots to do in an outdoor environments. The owner had generously worked with schools and clubs to help with fundraisers. It is due to this outstanding effort with the community that this business has made my list as a Gem of Pueblo!
Impossible Playhouse, 1201 North Main Street!
This fantastic Building alone is amazing. The gift of live performance in such a historic setting is a bonus and will give you goose-bumps. Make sure you catch a performance and experience the atmosphere that will be worth your money!
The Pueblo Ghost Walk! (click title to go to website)
Every year the Ghosts come out in Pueblo for an exciting, spectacular event: The Historical Ghost Walk!!
I decided to make this event a GEM of Pueblo because it adds value and inspiration to the community and it's just plain fun! I've been doing the walk for eight years, and every year there's more people and more stories to tell. It's a great time to enjoy history and watch the portrayals from people that are your neighbors! I hope the organizers keep up the good work and I can't wait to hear the stories next year.
The Steel City Theatre Company
is located at 241 S. Sante Fe Avenue Across from the Historic Riverwalk.
This theatre has a Great Concept and Vision. After seeing multiple shows in the past year, it is clear that this is definitely a place where creativity and inspiration meet.
When you are looking for something fun to do whether it's with family or going on a date, this dinner theatre is a great option and always sure to entertain.
I applaud the efforts of those who keep it going and look forward to enjoying many more performances!
Weisbrod Aircraft Museum!
Out of all the achievements Humankind has aspired too, none has compared to the desire to soar upon the wind and fly through the air. The incredible ingenuity and imagination, the will, spirit and constant perseverance of those who have managed to fly is celebrated at the Weisbrod Aircraft Museum.
Along with the fantastic display of flying machines is the salute to the American spirit of Freedom and Bravery as most of the aircraft displayed are military aircraft.
The Museum is a magnificent display that will be enjoyed by all generations. The staff, mostly volunteers, furthers the enjoyment and many have great stories to tell. The unique atmosphere of aircraft and personality of the volunteers blends together and makes this a special place in Pueblo. As a fellow veteran and aviator, it is my pleasure to name this as a Gem of Pueblo and add it to my collections of sites that add inspiration and value to the
Skate City! "Get up off of that thing!"
For those of you who grew up in the 80’s, you remember the place
I’m about to describe as “Stardust” and not “Skate City.” The name itself inspired us to want to go there. It was a fun place to meet up with friends and skate with girls, who for some reason, always knew how to skate better than me. Roller skating is part of our American culture and tradition. What better way to pass the time then to get out on a pair of skates on a hard surface and rock to the tunes the DJ plays! Unforgiving, this sport can be painful to learn but the feeling of freedom you get when you’re able to glide along the shiny surface is amazing. Exercise and indoor fun. Skate City is a great value to our community and gives us an exciting option of things to do. With a
snack bar, games, and a great selection of music, I always enjoy going
Buells Children's Musuem
Located at 210 Sante Fe Avenue, the Buell
Children’s Musuem is unparalleled for inspiring imagination and creativity. The center is the perfect place to get kids involved with the interactive displays.
We all know that the best way to learn is “hands on” and there’s never a
shortage of stuff to create, build or games to play. They even have an area
dedicated to reading! The magic carpet theatre often has local talent on display
and adds to the overall value and fun. For lunch, I like to eat at Franco’s
Bistro and enjoy a menu and quality adults and kids can appreciate.
I must admit, at first I was skeptical as this is not the normal food you
find at a place for family and kids. Try the food and it’ll change your
In addition to the center, The Family Theatre Series is a
spectacular value for the great programs they hold every year.
I can find no greater value in Pueblo for live entertainment that
inspires positive imagination! This place is a Gem of Pueblo!
AKKA Karate. There are many places in Pueblo where
I’m sure you can learn self-defense and study martial arts. I visited many places when I decided to find a place for my family to join. Why did I pick AKKA and why do I consider it a Gem?
It wasn’t the building that attracted me but the way the place was run. Let’s just say this school has “Charisma!” It might also have something to do with the fact that the owner of the school, Santiago Barela, has red hair
and as we all know, red-heads are the most intelligent people in the world.
The school came with many high recommendations
from close friends. Upon joining, I realized that it was a package deal: Here you will learn self-defense while participating in a fitness program that develops discipline, skill, respect and confidence. I can’t think of any better values than these for our youth.
With kinder classes through adult-level instruction, the whole family is able to participate.
To add to the excitement, the school will also host birthday
parties. Extracurricular activities, led by Josh Maes, are an added benefit for many families. With laser tag, game nights, pumpkin carvings, ornament making and movie nights, adults will find this a safe place for their kids to spend time throughout the year.
Join the adventure and think of it as an Investment. Located at 2908 Graneros Lane, this place is a Gem!
THE PARTY PEOPLE: 685 South union
MAGIC! The mere mention of this word can turns heads and spark dreams. Magic does exist in many places in our wonderful town, but one of the places you can see it up close is at The Party People and Theater of Mystery. Here you can find Pueblo’s best Magical talent, Mr. E and his son Kyle.
You will also find that this is truly a locally owned Family business, located at 685 S. Union, where all members of the family get to participate in the act. As if Magic wasn’t enough, they also have a candy shop in the front of the store. I have to take out a loan every time I take my daughter there.
If you haven’t liked them on Facebook, you’re missing out. They often have events around the holidays and I know when I was a kid, not much could compete with seeing a live magic show!
These great prestidigitators entertain and inspire our youth’s imaginations and that plays directly to my equation that success comes from your imagination.
Mr. E and Kyle have been known to entertain and inspire kids throughout Colorado and are true celebrities that you can talk too and respect as a neighbor. Their store is a great addition to the downtown area because it brings a unique flavor to the area. I’ve often heard Pueblo’s historic shopping area compared to other supposedly better business areas and I always stump the person by telling them, “but we’ve got a Theater of Mystery!” They just can’t compete.