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The Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum

 

“2014 MUSEUM SCHEDULE*”

(*does not apply to privately arranged tours or to Rodeo Week – see details below)

 

HOURS:  9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday thru Saturday

Closed:  Sundays and Holidays

Guided tours daily at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Opening date:  January 2, 2014

Closing date: March 29, 2014

Adults:  $10   Seniors:  $8

Children:  $2

Military (and family) with ID:  50% off

 

*RODEO WEEK MUSEUM HOURS

Feb. 15 thru Feb. 19:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Feb. 20 – CLOSED FOR PARADE

Feb. 21 thru Feb. 23 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Feb. 24 – CLOSED

Re-Open:  Feb. 25, 2014

*TOUR GROUPS

SCHOOLS / CLUBS/ ORGANIZATIONS:


Contact us if you would like to arrange a time for your Museum Tour --Year 'round.

Bob Taylor @ 520-247-4236 /

comatoes@cox.net, or

Bernice Anderson @520-722-4872 /

anderbga@gmail.com

 

Tucson Savings Passport welcome here

And available for your purchase

 



Contact us if you would like to arrange a time for a Museum Tour .
Contact the Parade Office: (520) 294-1280
Museum :............................. (520) 294-3636

 



 

The Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum is located on the northeast corner ofSpirit of Tucson, Mayse Field,Tucson Arizona South Sixth Avenue and Irvington. Here there are there buildings housing the exhibits. The large metal building was originally the first city airport hanger, established in 1918 and dedicated November 20th, 1919, Tucson Municipal Flying Field. This was the first municipally owned airport in the U.S. In later years it was leased by Charlie Mayse and referred to as  Mayse Field

Read More About Tucson Municipal Flying Field's Colorful History
Charles Lindberg Lands in Tucson. The Old Hanger at Mayse Field is in the background.


The idea of the Museum for public visitation was developed in 1962 by Pete Waggoner, a long time member of the Parade Committee and one of the original charter members. While the Museum is not yet finished, it can be improved only as the funds are developed. It has been open to the public each year in January and February.



The museum opened in true Western style in 1965 with Rodeo Queen
Kathleen Graf riding ‘Limoncito’ through the stockade gate


In the future it is hoped that it will be open year around. There are now over one hundred fifty buggys and wagons on display and additional artifacts of the old west are being collected continually. There is a typical western street with various shops that an old western town might have and historical memorabilia of Tucson.




 

MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS

Museum inventory includes 150 vehicles, ranging from small Buggies, Wagons, Surries, Coaches and Historic artifacts from pioneer days and a re-created Western Main Street representing what early Wild West Tucson would have looked like and what it offered in terms of businesses and services.

  A Tour ( About 1.5 Hours ) will include seeing many – but not all – of the vehicles. Those not seen are in other buildings on the grounds, stored, or being repaired restored or maintained. Vehicles manufactured by Ronstadt, Studebaker, Brewster, Healey and others, and used in films starring Maureen O’Hara, Ava Gardner and John Wayne are among our offerings. Historic vehicles used by Maximilian, Mexico’s ill-fated ruler, and Howell Manning of the Tucson Manning family are also on display.

The Old Hanger
FIRST WESTERN AIR EXPRESS SERVICE from LOS ANGELES to PHOENIX and TUCSON .
"The old Hanger"
at Mayse Field  the plane is a Fokker F-VII. photo  from Albert Condron's scrapbook Read about the beginning of Transcontinental and Western Air, or TWA.  President of Western Air,  Jack Frye Pilots Passenger Carrying Plane In On Time, Inaugurating Service; Early Transportation Event Recalled...November 28, 1927


 

This website was designed for the Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee inc. by Jake Jacobson 2005
 grandson of
, Albert H. Condron,  secretary of the "L a   F i e s t a   de los   V a q u e r o s" committee 1925

 

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Each February since 1925, Tucsonans saddle their horses, hitch up their buggies and shine their cowboy boots for the “Celebration of the Cowboys.”


 

Take A Tour of the Museum's Horse-Drawn Vehicle Collection


Looking Around The Museum


Mud Wagon


The Spirit of St.Louis


Historic Down Town  Tucson


Bunk House


Black Smith Shop


Coach


Calliope


Lilly Langtry


Royal Palace Saloon


Railroad Office


 

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For further Rodeo Information
Call 520-741-2233

or go to tucsonrodeo.com

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