Pueblo Zoo and City Park

Pueblo Zoo

Goodnight and Pueblo Boulevard

 Goodnight and Pueblo Boulevard. The Pueblo City Park and Zoo also contains examples of 1930s construction by the WPA. The Pueblo Zoo Historic District contains two buildings and six structures all built between 1933 and 1940 of cilium sandstone. It is significant, because it is an early example of the twentieth-century trend to design and build zoos that place animals in more natural settings.

Today, the Pueblo Zoological Society has over 300 animals. You can experience a rain forest, enjoy underwater viewing of penguins, marvel at the award-winning lion exhibit, meet rare domestic animals up-close in the Pioneer Ranch and enjoy the antics of macaque monkeys and sun bears in the Asian Adventure Exhibit.

The Pueblo Zoo also contains beautiful and educational botanical gardens. They are planned to simulate habitats of the animals exhibited and include butterfly garden, an herb garden, a perennial garden, a native prairie and several rock gardens. The zoo is open seven days a week, year-round. Call (719) 561-1452 for hours and fees.

The City Park adjacent to the Zoo is the "Kiddie Rides Park" which contains the "Jumping Horse Carry-Us-All Carousel" which first served Pueblo in 1914 and is now fully restored for public use.