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Las Vegas: Saddle up for the National Finals Rodeo
Las Vegas: Saddle up for the National Finals Rodeo

Las Vegas returns to its Wild West roots as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo gallops into town starting Thursday and continuing through Dec. 13. The rodeo is one of the biggest events of the year in Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of fans will don their finest hats and boots to cheer on the top-ranked contestants in categories such as barrel racing, bull riding and steer wrestling. Most of the events take place at the Thomas & Mack Center east of the Strip, but the whole city is gearing up to welcome the cowpokes. Marketplaces full of western wear and memorabilia will spring up, as will autograph parties, concerts and even special menus at restaurants. The CBS Sports...

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