This year, break your family out of the city routine for an All-American cowboy experience while you are on vacation. Saddle up the horses and get to the rodeo—it’s time for some real western fun.

Rodeo action began in South Dakota in the late 1890’s when area ranchers competed against each other in everyday chores. Since then, rodeo has evolved into a nation-wide sport. Calf roping, bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and bronc riding are just a few of the events you can see at a rodeo this summer.

Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the nation compete in local, professional rodeos, several of which have been honored as the best in the nation. Each rodeo is a serious competition, but big on family fun, too. So, round up the family, pull on your boots and head out to the rodeo for an experience everyone will be talking about for a lifetime.

See our Calendar of Events for a rodeo near you!