Exhibits & Collections

The experience at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy gives attention to educating the visitor regarding the sport’s historical beginning and offers an explanation of what the cowboy contestants must experience to become champions.

Visitors to the Hall of Fame receive an introduction to rodeo via a multi-media audio/visual presentation, then tour the following exhibits:

Founders Hall
Recognizes individuals, firms and foundations that contributed to construction and research for the Hall of Fame.


Heritage Hall
Displays saddles, chaps, ropes, boots, clothing and artifacts tracing the history of rodeo, and shows the evolution of the material over the past 100 years.


Rotating Gallery
Used primarily to display Western art collections and other specially created exhibits that pertain to the sport of rodeo. Exhibits in this gallery are changed at least twice a year.


Sculpture Garden
Home to the Priefert Arena and a piece collection of rodeo inspired bronze sculptures.

Hall of Champions
The main hall where cowboys and cowgirls in each rodeo event are honored. In addition, stock contractors, clowns, announcers, rodeo committees, rodeo stock and other notables of the sport are honored.


Rodeo Livestock Exhibit
Was reinstated in 2014. Every summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are honored to house retired rodeo bucking horses. These horses are a huge attraction for our guests and help educate the public on these amazing rodeo athletes.


National Finals Rodeo Gallery
This gallery exhibits the history of the National Finals Rodeo that started in December of 1959.

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