ProRodeo Hall of Fame
The ProRodeo Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
A hall of fame, wall of fame, walk of fame, walk of stars or avenue of stars is a type of attraction established for any field of endeavor to honor individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field...

is dedicated to the preservation of rodeo
Rodeo is a competitive sport which arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later the United States, Canada, South America and Australia. It was based on the skills required of the working vaqueros and later, cowboys, in what today is the western United States,...

 artifacts and continued interest in the sport. It is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado is a U.S. state that encompasses much of the Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains...

, and run by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is an organization whose members compete in rodeos throughout North America, primarily in the United States. The PRCA sanctions rodeo venues and events through the PRCA Circuit System. Its championship event is the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo...

's board. It claims to be the "only museum in the world devoted exclusively to the sport of rodeo."

The museum opened in August 1979. It was closed indefinitely in January 2005 due to financial issues. It reopened again on April 9, 2005. The hall gets 40,000-50,000 visitors each year.


  • Jim Shoulders
    Jim Shoulders
    James A. Shoulders, known as Jim Shoulders , is known as the "Babe Ruth of Rodeo".-Rodeo career:Shoulders entered—and won—his first rodeo when he was just fourteen...

  • Ty Murray
    Ty Murray
    Ty Monroe Murray is a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy and co-founder and board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders.-Early life:...

    , 7 time all-around champion
  • Tuff Hedeman
    Tuff Hedeman
    Richard Neale "Tuff" Hedeman is a retired 3 time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Champion bull rider, as well as the 1995 Professional Bull Riders World Champion, and is the current president of Championship Bull Riding...

    , 3 time PRCA Bull Riding Champion
  • Charles Sampson
    Charles Sampson
    Charles "Charlie" Sampson is the 1982 World Champion Bull Rider. He is the first Afro-American to win a World Title in the PRCA- Early life :...

    , first African-American World Champion 1982
  • Larry Mahan
    Larry Mahan
    -Riding career:Mahan broke into professional rodeo at the age of 14. He won the title of World All-Around Rodeo Champion for five consecutive years from 1966 to 1970, and a sixth time in 1973...

    , 6 time All Around Champion
  • Roy Cooper
    Roy Cooper
    Roy Asberry Cooper, III is the current North Carolina Attorney General. He is a member of the North Carolina Democratic Party.-Personal life and education:...

    , Calf roping champ
  • Slim Pickens
    Slim Pickens
    Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. , better known by the stage name Slim Pickens, was an American rodeo performer and film and television actor who epitomized the profane, tough, sardonic cowboy, but who is best remembered for his comic roles, notably in Dr...

    , Actor/Rodeo Clown
  • Ben Johnson
    Ben Johnson (actor)
    Ben "Son" Johnson, Jr. was an American motion picture actor who was mainly cast in Westerns. He was also a rodeo cowboy, stuntman, and rancher.-Personal life:...

    , Steer Roper/Oscar Winning Actor
  • Lane Frost
    Lane Frost
    Lane Clyde Frost was a professional bull rider and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association member, who died in the arena at the 1989 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo as a result of injuries sustained riding the bull "Takin' Care of Business".-Early life:Lane was born on October 12, 1963. At that time,...

    , 1987 World Champion Bull Rider
  • Casey Tibbs
    Casey Tibbs
    Casey Duane Tibbs was an American cowboy, rodeo performer, and actor.He was born northwest of Fort Pierre, South Dakota. Tibbs held the "World All-Around Rodeo Champion" title twice, in 1951 and 1955. He also won in 1949, 1951–1954, and 1959, the world saddle bronc riding championship and...

    , saddle bronc rider/Actor
  • Don Gay
    Don Gay
    Don "Donnie" Gay is an eight-time PRCA world champion bullrider. Born in 1953 to Neal and Evelyn "Cookie" Foster and was only a year old when she died of leukemia. Kay Gay raised Donny and Pete as her own.. He grew up in Mesquite, Texas, and started rodeo at age 6. His father is Neal Gay, a...

    , 8 time Bullriding champ
  • Lewis Feild
    Lewis Feild
    Lewis Feild is a Utah born professional cowboy and rodeo performer. In 1992, Feild was inducted in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. He was born on October 28, 1956 to Keith and True Feild in Peoa, Utah. He was the 1985,1986 and 1987 All-round Champion Cowboy. He currently coaches the USVC rodeo team...

    , 3 Time All-Around Champion, 2 Time Bareback Champion
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