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  Will Rogers Memorial Center
by VeronicaG

Favorite thing: After rejoicing in finding a parking space at a nearby lot, we walked awestruck a block and a half to the entrance of The Will Rogers Memorial Center as this towering structure grew larger and larger. It was quite impressive.

Hundreds of people were streaming into the Coliseum on the last weekend of the annual Stock Show and Rodeo Competition. We almost missed it!

No wonder more than two million people visit the Center annually to see their favorite equestrian, sporting or entertainment events or to attend a business meeting or an auction. It's an amazing place!

This mega-center was constructed in 1936 and occupies 85 acres upon which sit three venues:

*The 8,000 seat Will Rogers Coliseum, where the Southwestern Exposition and the Livestock Show and Rodeo are held, as well as, other sports and equestrian events.

**The Will Rogers Auditorium, which brings in over 2800 people for each event, ready to rock to their favorite concerts and Broadway productions.

***The Will Rogers Equestrian Center, one of the top livestock facilities in the world, offering more than 1,000 stalls.

Fondest memory: The Rodeo!!!

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 4, 2007
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