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Going to the Rodeo when you live in Houston is definitely a must, but for those of you that have never been or even heard of the Rodeo then maybe this post will make you want to book a trip to Houston next year! This year was actually the first year I've gone that it hasn't been cold or wasn't extremely hot. This was also the first year Mila bear could walk, talk, and actually know what was going on. Even though she wasn't tall enough for any of the rides it was still a lot of fun!
Eat All The Food
When you go to the rodeo you need to get a giant turkey leg, it's like a rite of passage into the rodeo & trust me, you wont regret it. Don't forget about the fried pickles, cheesecake & Oreos! Seriously there is so much food there you might not want to eat anything the day before to prepare 😂 ( I am kidding please eat normally)
Ride all the rides
There is something for everyone, whether you want to stay on the ground or get flung in the air the carnival is where it's at. You also get a sense of the diverse culture that Houston has to offer. I'm an avid people watcher so it's fun to see everyone in their best Rodeo wear. I'm kind of a chicken so my go to ride is always the spinning UFO.
Pet All the Animals
There is definitely more livestock than I have ever seen including all the award winning animals and a super cute petting zoo but what everyone overlooks is the touch tank! It's literally the coolest thing for kids that are developing senses and to peak an interest in marine animals. It took a little bit for Mila to warm up to the animals but eventually she wanted to take them all home with her.
I always make the best memories at the Houston Rodeo, and I can't wait for next year! Here are my big tips for the rodeo: Park your car at the Park and Ride and ride the Metro Rail into the Rodeo, it's $20 and not a far walk at all plus you beat all of the rodeo traffic. Find someone that sells coupon books they're the best deal around. Bring some cash for the horse rides, and to feed the animals! Also bring your camera because there are tons of Instagram worthy spots.
What are some things you love about the Houston Rodeo?