People watching

Lindsay Smith (center) conducts a paddle board yoga class in Gateway Park on the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk in Pueblo Colo. on July 13, 2015. (John Jaques,The Pueblo Chieftain)

Gold: Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo

101 S. Union Ave., (719) 549-0242

To catch a glimpse of local culture, head down to the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. Locals and tourists alike can be seen expressing themselves through music, physical activity and enjoying friends and family. There is always something fun to see or an interesting encounter to be found strolling along the Riverwalk. The area is open year-round and offers 32 scenic acres of land and plenty of hangouts for prime people watching.

Silver: Pueblo Mall

3429 Dillon Drive, (719) 544-3454

Bronze: Colorado State Fair

1001 Beulah Ave., (800) 876-1953