The Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden and Billy Etbauer bronze statue was built in 2013. This garden, overlooking the mighty Missouri River, was created to memorialize South Dakota’s rodeo greats.
We are currntly seeking funding to complete the garden which will feature Casey Tibbs and Clint Johnson. Interested parties can contact the Rodeo Center management staff.
The Etbauer bronze is the first of three that was placed in the garden. Two other bronzes of Casey Tibbs and Mattie Goff Newcombe are displayed inside the Rodeo Center.