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Our Mission

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy educates the public about rodeo, its history and impact on Western American culture, and provides recognition to rodeo notables of the past and present and serves as an inspiration for the future.

To bring an appreciation of the American Cowboy and the sport of professional rodeo to the hearts and minds of the public through education, recognition, inspiration and preservation.

Our Vision

The Elite of Professional Rodeo

The colorful history and equally colorful legends of professional rodeo live on at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Since the Hall’s opening in 1979, 279 people, 35 animals and 30 rodeo committees have been inducted. More than 100 individuals are nominated each year, but only a few are selected.

Be a Part of Rodeo History

Rodeo fans from around the world can help honor and preserve America’s original sport for generations to come by joining the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Membership Program. Memberships start as low as $75 a year.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Entering the Museum

UPDATE 7/17/2020: Per a Colorado State order, masks are required to enter the museum.

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy takes it’s public health responsibility very seriously. To ensure the safety of it’s guests and staff, we’ve have adopted two dozen policies and procedures to ensure that we will reopen the museum in the safest way possible. Click here for a complete list of our safety procedures. Stay up-to-date on any COVID-19 museum updates here.

Guests, 11 and older, must wear a protective face covering while inside the museum. Employees will be required to wear a mask.

Please keep a 6 foot distance from people not in your party while walking throughout the museum.

Hand sanitizer has been placed at the entrance to the museum. Please use when entering and exiting the museum.

If you are not feeling well, or have been in contact with someone who has been sick, we ask you to visit again when you are feeling better.

"Let’s Rodeo…The Art of Rodeo Posters" Exhibit Now Open

Let’s Rodeo…The Art of Rodeo Posters is a new temporary exhibit in the 101 Gallery. The gallery features a selection of posters ranging from the 1910s through 2019. It also contains other types of advertising materials including jackets, shirts, mugs, and lapel pins. The exhibit is on display through the fall.

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