ProRodeo Hall Of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy
Do you love rodeos, cowboys, and the spirit of the Wild West? Then the ProRodeo Hall Of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy is your next big thrill during your visit to the Pikes Peak region. The colorful history and equally colorful legends of professional rodeo come to life at the ProRodeo Hall Of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy.
Each year more than 35,000 visitors tour the Hall, which offers exhibits that detail the changes in saddles, chaps, hats and other rodeo equipment over the decades. The ProRodeo Hall Of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy is a celebration of all these things, telling their story and the story of rodeo, in intricately detailed displays. Guests begin their tour in the Hall of Champions, which displays over 300 inductees, including rodeo contestants from bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, and all-around and also stock contractors, clowns, rodeo notables, livestock, and rodeo committees.
Located on a 13-acre site tucked against the foothills of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, the Hall of Fame is easily identifiable from Interstate 25 by a landmark bronze statue of Hall of Fame saddle bronc rider Casey Tibbs on the famous horse Necktie. The rodeo holds a special place in the heart of American culture, inspiring songs, movies, books, and art. Cowboys and cowgirls are equally treasured, due to their direct impact on the founding of the west and their tireless work to put food on tables at home and around the world. For a deep dive into cowboy history, you can also examine displays featuring saddles, chaps, hats, and other rodeo equipment, each showing the evolution of riding equipment throughout the years of horsemanship that has helped to found the United States.
Yet the ProRodeo Hall Of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy does more than tell the story of events past. During warmer months, guests can wander to the outdoor garden exhibit’s Priefert Arena to take part in team roping events, Wild West shows, convention rodeos, or visit the Rodeo Livestock Exhibit, where retired rodeo horses live out their summers at the Hall of Fame’s Zoetis Barn. The gift shop helps guests live their cowboy dreams by offering rodeo souvenirs, books, and DVDs.
And for those looking for a way to celebrate a family reunion, host a wedding or plan any other sort of event while in Colorado, the ProRodeo Hall Of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy offers lovely event space with access to its beautiful outdoor gardens and fountains. It will be a truly unique western venue for any wedding event. You and your guests can enjoy a first-class evening with a western backdrop. Whether you host an event in the Museum Hall or the Hal Littrell Pavilion, you are connected to a beautiful outdoor garden area. A wedding event at the ProRodeo Hall Of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy is an incredible western experience. Surround your guests with Rodeo’s greatest artifacts.
Furthermore, there are a total of five exhibits including Founders Hall, Heritage Hall, Hall of Champions, The Outdoor Garden Exhibit, and the 101 Gallery. The expansive Hall of Champions honors rodeo’s famous champions, clowns, announcers, and other rodeo notables, including funnyman Jon “Chipmunk” Taylor and Frank Schneider, an award-winning rodeo champion who set a world record in 1932 for steer decorating. In honor of those who made the ProRodeo Hall Of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy possible, the memorial Founders Hall swells with cast-iron busts decked out in high-crowned cowboy hats, crisp collars, and hopelessly stiff ropes, introducing guests to the notable individuals and organizations who helped bring this museum to fruition.
When you’ve completed your tour, the gift shop is a treasure trove of western and Colorado Springs, Colorado themed items that are perfect for fans of western wear, horses, cowboys and cowboy culture. There’s no question that the rodeo and the history of the American cowboy are incredibly exciting. Come experience the fun for yourself at the ProRodeo Hall Of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy.
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