pro rodeo hall of fame

Back in January, I came across a Groupon for the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, and bought it relatively quickly ( definitely not as fast as the Glow Golf deal we bought though).  We’ve been trying to, in a sense, be tourists in our new town, but without spending a lot of money.  Therefore, I’ve been jumping on Groupons or Living Social deals for museums/attractions/activities in the area that I think we’ll enjoy.

So, last Sunday, after a nice lunch with friends from church at the brand new Tokyo Joe’s in town, we set off, excited to see some animals (cows, bulls, etc.) and try on some chaps and boots.

obligatory pose

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Our excitement carried us through the first exhibit, until we realized that, well…we are not the average visitors of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, and thus would probably not have our expectations met.  My guess would be that most visitors 1) go to rodeos often 2) watch rodeos on television and/or 2) have participated in a rodeo.  Neither of those is true of D and me, but we made the best of it, and can now proudly say that we have been to and toured the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.  We are, in fact, the only people we know to have ever done so!

You may wonder about what is actually inside of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.  I could be rude and say that you must go for yourself.  Or I could whet your palette give you a preview.  We took some stellar photos, so I will be/do the latter.

There are bronze statues indoors…

there is this nice statue

There are bronze statues outdoors…there are statues outdoors

There are costumes from rodeo women (queens?)…costumes

There is a large metal contraption used to contain bucking broncos (my own interpretation) outdoors…

pen

There is a pink contraption used for female animals and wranglers (again, my own interpretation) indoors…

chute

There is a pen that made us really excited for a chance to pet/ride/encounter animals, but disappointed us greatly.  Good thing Danny can make anything look good…

yes yes yes

There are more statues outdoors…

more statues

There is even a large photo mural of cowboys/western scenes…

awww

A hat to try on!  A hat to try on!  We think this was for trying on, we really do.  It is impossible to say if it actually was though…

cowboy hat danny

There was even a phone to pick up and hear the up-to-date stats on rodeos/cowboys from across the world!  Wow!  I was perplexed because they were from 2009, which is obviously the year I graduated from high school, and not very current, as they sign claimed they would be…

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All in all, we had a good time.  Mostly because we are easy to amuse as long as we have a camera, and because we like doing new things together, not necessarily because we were enthralled by the museum.  However, if you are interested in rodeos/cowboys/bronze statues, you seriously should check out the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.  We’re really into interactive things (i.e. dress up, petting zoos, etc.) and/or plaques to read (so we could know what those metal contraptions are actually for), so we were a little bit disappointed, but I am sure that many people go and love every minute of it.

So there you have it.  Our ‘review’ of another Colorado Springs attraction.  Team Everett gives it a half thumbs up for non-rodeo lovers, and one and a half thumbs up for rodeo lovers.

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2 thoughts on “pro rodeo hall of fame

  1. Even I’ve been to a rodeo Alrashid!! I happen to cry through them because I feel like it’s animal abuse…and I feel like at any moment someone is going to break something…but they are…ummmm…good?

    • Haha, well I’ve been to a couple rodeos too, just not a lot of them! I am totally on the same page with you about the animal abuse…I remember crying at my first rodeo for the calves that were being roped and felt agitated watching some of the videos at the hall of fame last week.

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