Step Into ProRodeo History at the ProRodeo Museum and Hall of Fame

Girl riding a horse with a prorodeo hall of fame flag

With a Pikes Peak Culture Pass, Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) cardholders can get no-cost entry passes to the ProRodeo Museum and Hall of Fame. It is only museum dedicated to both the history of professional rodeo and the ProRodeo Clown Association, as well as western heritage in the Pikes Peak region. 

A unique and popular summer exhibit brings to life the spirit of the rodeo through a livestock exhibition, bucking rodeo horses, and even the occasional bull! Few museums have live animals that guests can visit and learn about first-hand. While there, guests can stroll around a beautiful pond and waterfall as they take in the incredible statuary that captures the spirit of the west. This hidden gem has even served as a beautiful backdrop for weddings and special events. 

Forty-five years ago, the ProRodeo Museum and Hall of Fame made Colorado Springs its permanent home after relocating here from Denver. The City of Colorado Springs reached out to the organization in 1978 and worked with them to help them secure the current property where the museum sits today just west of I-25 at Rockrimmon Boulevard. The building opened in August 1979 and has grown with the museum. Later additions, including a pavilion, make up the Hall of Fame as it is today. 

To celebrate its 45th anniversary, the museum will host several activities in August 2024 with a rodeo clown reunion, demonstrations, and fun activities culminating with an open house celebration on Fri., Aug. 10. 

The ProRodeo Museum and Hall of Fame is one of the original Culture Pass partners to invite PPLD patrons to be a “tourist in their own backyard,” connecting more with our local community and providing educational programs. Since then, the museum has partnered with PPLD to offer discounted admission during Summer Discount Days in 2023 and has hosted our mobile library to connect museum visitors with Library offerings.

Learn more about the museum on their website, or check out a Pikes Peak Culture Pass and enjoy your time exploring this cultural attraction in-person.

PPLD cardholders have made great use of the Culture Pass program, checking out 3,192 no-cost passes in 2023 alone! The ProRodeo Museum and Hall of Fame is one of 12 Culture Pass partners that you can explore. Use your library card to check out a pass today!