Located in the city's first city airport hangar constructed in 1918 the Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum runs in conjunction with one of the city's longest running traditions. Since beginning in 1925 the Rodeo has rolled through town to celebrate the region's cowboy heritage and today it is widely known as the largest non-motorizes parade in the world. Every year from January to April the Museum opens up to share its collection of wagons, buggies and other old West artifacts with the general public.
Things to Do
- You can really take a trip back in time at this Museum. Here you will find a great number of vintage vehicles and see how they worked all that time ago. These include stagecoaches, paddy wagons and freight wagons that would have been used as school buses back in the olden days. You can also see old fashioned shops like blacksmiths, saloons and assay offices.
Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum Insider Tips
- The Museum is closed on Sundays and during holidays. Admission for children under 16 is only $2.
- Try to catch one of the guided tours which take place every day at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. It is always possible to organize tours too, simply call one of the guides whose numbers can be found on the homepage of the Museum.
- Become a part of Tucson history by volunteering with the parade. If you can make a longer commitment the Museum are always looking for volunteers to help with their programs too. Another way to help out is to donate to the Museum seeing as they are always looking for funds to expand their operations.