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“Not a Cowboy, Loved Every Minute” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rodeo de Santa Fe

Rodeo de Santa Fe
3237 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM
505/471-4300
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Ranked #76 of 146 Attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Santa Fe, NM
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Not a Cowboy, Loved Every Minute”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Having begun way back in the early 1950's, I can't think of how to improve on this historic rodeo - it's got everything (mutton busting, bulls, barrels, clowns, fair, food, parade, queen, etc.) A real, crazy, small town event with some big-time national performers. Not too big, not too small. The Mexican cowboys (charros) are a awesome addition. We go every year we can (6x so far).

As this is held during the rainy season, be prepared.
Also, you may eat some mud if you sit on front row seats (join the local crowd in the grandstands).
Don't forget your camera.

Visited June 2011
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“Great Smallish Town Rodeo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

We never miss it. It rocks, and is very local and sort of small timey, all of which adds to the charm....

Visited December 2011
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Southwest
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

I was actually suprised how much fun I had at this event. It was a fun crowd and the cowboys were cute.

Visited July 2011
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Kaunas, Lithuania
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21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Interesting phenomenon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

I'd heard about rodeo but never been to one. This was a good chance to do that. It's interesting to see this part of the American culture, including the guys who are into cattle, the Miss Rodeo girls, the Mutton Bustin' part, the spectators sipping Budweisers from their coolers hidden behind baseball caps. I can't compare this event to any other rodeos, but it was worth doing one. Would I go there again? Probably no - the curiosity has been satisfied, and there other things to discover in this life.

Visited June 2011
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