Rodeo Center

"For those who became champions and those who were good but never had the chance to prove themselves"
- Casey Tibbs

Admission
$5.00     Adults
$4.00     Seniors (55+)
$3.00     Kids (Ages 6-18)
FREE     Kids (Age 5 and Under)
Group Rates Available!

Location
210 Verendrye Drive
Fort Pierre, SD

The Rodeo Center now has a motorized wheelchair available for visitors to use at the Rodeo Center. Call us when you get into the parking lot and we will bring it out to you!


 

Summer/Fall Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM-5:00 PM 

Winter/Spring Hours:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday-Friday - 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Sunday - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Central Standard Time)

Mailing Address
PO Box 37
Fort  Pierre, SD 57532

The Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center located near the Verendrye Monument in Fort Pierre, South Dakota is a historical museum devoted to the legendary sport of South Dakota rodeo; the history and its stars. With an extensive collection of the memorabilia and collections of icons Casey Tibbs, 9 times World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and Mattie Goff Newcombe, the spectacular trick rider of the 1920s, this museum provides a historical view into the rich culture which has made rodeo such an important part of South Dakota history.

Additional exhibit display feature highlights and artifacts of rodeo clowns, announcers, queens, entertainment acts, cowboys, and stock contractors. Organizations such as 4-H, Little Britches, High School and College Rodeo are also featured exhibits along with the Great Plains Indian Association and the South Dakota Rodeo Association.

The centerpiece of the permanent exhibit in the rodeo center is the Hall of Champions. This gallery space honors all of South Dakota professional rodeo competitors who have been recognized as world champions beginning in 1929. Visitors will enjoy the suspended video screen that continually displays National Finals Rodeo championship rides by these same legendary South Dakota winners.

In addition to the incredible museum filled with artifacts and rodeo memorabilia of those famous and not so famous riders, the center is home to the Mattie Goff Newcombe Conference Center, a state of the art meeting facility ideal for special events, meetings, and receptions all benefiting from "western and rodeo heritage theme and decor" of the museum. A well-equipped catering kitchen, digital projection system, stereo sound system, wireless internet, as well as a spectacular view of the Missouri River making it the premier event location  in the Ft.Pierre- Pierre area.