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National Finals Rodeo Moseys Into Sin City

Last updated: December 2, 2011 at 10:20 am. Posted by in Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Shows, Planet Hollywood Resort, The Cromwell, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on National Finals Rodeo Moseys Into Sin City.

National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is in Las Vegas through Dec. 10, 2011, and Sin City is rolling out chuck wagon (just play along) for thousands of rodeo fans.

NFR takes place at the Thomas & Mack Center, but NFR-inspired events are taking place throughout the city for the duration of this popular gathering of riders, racers, ropers and wranglers.

Harrah’s Las Vegas is being touted as “your Wrangler National Finals Rodeo headquarters,” and they’ve even put together a handy list of offers for rodeo fans. Take a look-see. Or perhaps a gander? Or something.


Let the cowboying-up begin. Thanks to Tom Donoghue for the pic.

Among the highlights is the “Ride the Bull” promotion that runs Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11. A mechanical bull will be placed in the cul-de-sac between Flamingo and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall. Total Rewards loyalty club members who ride the bull will get a free drink at select Harrah’s and Flamingo bars. This blog loves it some free. Guests who manage to ride the bull for eight seconds or more will win official National Finals Rodeo apparel.

Yes, this blog is up on its bull riding, thanks to the expert advice of Karie Miller, the lead mechanical bull operator at PBR Rock Bar at Planet Hollywood. Read more.

mechanical bull

Karie is an expert at both "yee" and "haw."

You can bet PBR Rock Bar will be a major hang-out for rodeo stars and their fans during NFR. Here’s the only video you’ll watch today with the words “thighs of steel” in it.


Check out a big ol’ list of more rodeo events from our friends at

Get all the NFR goodness at the official site, and enjoy the ride.

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