When: Wed., Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 2014
Before there was talk of making Colorado Springs into a sports mecca, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame (101 ProRodeo Drive, prorodeohalloffame.com) put down roots here. And 35 years later, it continues to inspire vague curiosity from those who can't help but wonder why you'd ever want to tie three of a calf's legs together. If you're one of those people — or an actual fan — today's a great day to drop in. Its free open house runs from 9 to 7 and promises food, music, pony rides, face-painting and even an appearance from Paige Nicholson, 2014 Miss Rodeo America. — Kirk Woundy.