Reliving America's frontier days has been a trying task ever since Hollywood Westerns fell out of vogue and your 10-gallon hat was ruined by that 10-gallon guacamole recipe. Go west with this GrouponLive deal to see the Rodeo Series Finals at Malibu Dude Ranch on either Friday, September 14, or Saturday, September 15. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the rodeo begins at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $30 value)
- For $29, you get four general-admission tickets (up to a $60 value)
As the two-day culmination of its 2012 season, the Malibu Ranch Finals Rodeo invites the top male and female riders, ropers, and racers from the summer series to compete for grand-prize purses of up to $5,000. After a tribute to each branch of the armed forces, the competition kicks off with feats of prowess such as bull riding, team roping, and barrel racing. At intermission, Cowboy Larry and Brave Beth trundle into the arena on their Conestoga wagon for the Wild West Show, wowing crowds with trick shooting and bullwhip demonstrations—both examples of vital tools in a cowboy's arsenal of sound effects. After the Saturday contest, guests can head on over to the Malibu Saloon for a celebration with country music, drinks, and arcade games for the kids.
Malibu Dude Ranch
Nestled on 800 acres in the Pocono Mountains, Malibu Dude Ranch blends the rugged adventure of the outdoors with the comfort of all-inclusive amenities. As horses trot among the hundreds of trails carved through the ranch’s verdant forests, anglers lounge on the shores of Lake Malibu waiting for bites from large-mouth bass, perch, and catfish. Back near the air-conditioned cabins–available for day trips and overnight stays–guests relax in a heated swimming pool, test their aim on rifle and archery ranges, or hit the arcade room attempting to best Billy the Kid’s legendary high score in Galaga. The ranch holds a professional rodeo series throughout the summer, an exciting counterpoint to the relaxing hayrides and bonfires held on the weekends.