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South Dakota’s Great Places: Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center

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PIERRE, S.D. - The Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center is located in Fort Pierre near the Verendrye Monument. It is the newest museum in South Dakota dedicated to rodeo history, rodeo competitors and the official sport of rodeo.


The center honors both Casey Tibbs, a nine-time world champion, and Mattie Goff Newbombe, a trick rider. Visitors will enjoy riding an animated bull, interactive displays, videos, artifacts, and learn how rodeo is a rich component to South Dakota’s history.


South Dakota’s professional rodeo competitors are honored in the Hall of Champions inside the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center. This gallery is devoted to recognizing all of South Dakota’s world champions since 1929.

Rodeo Center is also home to the Mattie Goff Newcombe Conference Center, which has facilities suitable for special events, receptions, and meetings with a view of the Missouri River.


The center is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-4 p.m., CDT. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors, $3.00 for children and teens ages 6-18, and children under five are free.


Visit or call 605-494-1094 for more information about the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center.


South Dakota’s Great Places weekly press release series is a project of the South Dakota Department of Tourism, designed to highlight places in South Dakota that are unique to travelers and residents alike. Click on the special “South Dakota’s Great Places” link at to access the complete list of articles. 





Media Notes:


  • Information for this release was obtained from the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center.
  • Photo: Hall of Champions inside the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre, South Dakota.