Monday, June 18, 2018

ProRodeo Hall of Fame

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy is located alongside I-25 on the north side of Colorado Springs. Every time I drive past it, I think, "I should go there." But I never do. There are so many other things to do in Colorado Springs, and honestly, I'm just not that into rodeo.
This might have gone on for another decade or two, had Carol not taken a job in Germany. We decided we needed to do all the things! before she left, and way down at the bottom of our list was the the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
So after years of talking about it, yesterday I finally visited the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
The museum is almost exactly what I expected. It's filled with rodeo art,
rodeo memorabilia...
and rodeo tack. 
The Hall of Fame...
pays tribute to rodeo legends of both the human...
and animal variety. 
Most of the exhibits are inside, but there's also a nice, sculpture-filled courtyard in the back. 
Next to that,  a rodeo arena and a barn,
which currently houses a small family of bucking horses.
Even though neither of us are really into rodeo, 
Carol and I both enjoyed browsing through the exhibits.
There's so much to see...
and all of it... 
is beautifully displayed.
 Of course, the saddles were my favorite.
Most of them are kept behind glass...
but right at the end there is a room filled with old saddles on saddle stands.
I loved this room!
It turns out that you don't need to be a big rodeo fan to enjoy the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. There's enough here to appeal to any horse lover. I am so glad I finally went. I look forward to going again.


  1. Thank you, this is exactly the right tone! and very informative. Sorry I've never visited... yet.

    1. Maybe next year we can go together. That would be really fun!