Experience history and culture in Denver through rodeo, art
Denver is a great place to experience Native American history and the real Old West through attractions, restaurants and annual events. From January 8-23, 2022, the annual National Western Stock Show and Rodeo will return in-person for its 116th year. A beloved Denver tradition, NWSS is the world’s largest stock show, featuring 15,000 animals alongside an extravaganza of 30 rodeos, 11 horse shows, the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Colorado’s largest Western trade show.
Additionally, Denver Art Museum recently reopened following a $150 million renovation that includes the return of the museum’s renowned Indigenous Arts of North America and Western Art collection inside the wholly reimagined Martin Building. The collection includes more than 18,000 art objects representing the heritage of all cultures and tribes across the U.S. and Canada and spans more than 2,000 years of artistic creativity, from prehistoric times to the present. Additionally, the collection features work by Western masters George Catlin, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, John Mix Stanley, Alfred Jacob Miller and others. The crown jewel in the collection is Charles Deas’s “Long Jakes, The Rocky Mountain Man,” considered the single most influential image in Rocky Mountain iconography.
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