The Plaza Hotel & Casino is your home for all things Rodeo

The Plaza Hotel & Casino is your home for all things Rodeo

national finals rodeo 2017

Throughout the Plaza’s 35-year history, the Plaza has been a destination for rodeo fans. National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas brings the best of Las Vegas with none shining brighter than the Plaza Hotel Casino, official hotel sponsor of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).

The Plaza Hotel & Casino won Gold in five categories for Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annual list of the Best of Las Vegas. Las Vegas visitors and locals choose their favorite businesses and vote for their favorites in several categories.

The Plaza is excited to be chosen by our customers for:

  • Best Downtown Hotel
  • Best Downtown Slots
  • Best Downtown Hotel Pool
  • Best Bingo
  • Best Steakhouse – Oscar’s Steakhouse

Now we are adding a new category to the list. Downtown Las Vegas’ best practice arena.

In addition to being voted the best in those categories, in 2017 the Plaza Hotel & Casino became home to downtown Las Vegas’ first and only practice arena and stalls with holding pens for rough stock. This unique amenity for rodeo fans made it convenient for guests to house and exercise their animals, just steps from their hotel room. Coupled with free viewing parties, live entertainment, complimentary shuttles and numerous food and drink specials, the Plaza was the place to be for NFR.

This year, the Plaza is offering even more! The Plaza will provide a full outdoor arena and even more stalls for roping practice and exercise. This arena will serve as the location for various special industry events and clinics led by rodeo experts throughout the year. The arena will also offer onsite veterinarian services provided by Outlaw Equine.

As the rodeo today attracts more youth participants than ever before, the Plaza will serve as the perfect destination for Junior NFR participants and their families with its variety of family-friendly entertainment, affordable dining and comfortable hotel accommodations.

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the season-ending championship event for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and is the world’s premier rodeo. Held annually since 1959 – some of the greatest cowboys in history have competed in several events including:

  • Bareback riding
  • Steer wrestling
  • Team roping
  • Saddle bronc riding
  • Tie-down roping
  • Barrel racing
  • And of course, bull riding!

Why should you come visit the Plaza during the NFR?

Roy Cooper, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame member, thinks you’d love it here. “Nowhere else in downtown Las Vegas can you find the great amenities that the Plaza is offering. The Plaza has really stepped up – especially by building an arena and stalls – all to make cowboys like me feel at home”.
Guests staying at the Plaza can reserve two stalls and trailer/truck parking at a special rate.

Every night of the NFR, the Plaza will host a free viewing party in its new Plaza Events Center, which has 18 large high-definition television screens and seats up to 400 guests. You’ll feel like you are part of the action from the comfort of your seat with drink and food specials.

For those that like to be closer to the action, we’ll take you to the NFR.

Guests can take advantage of the Plaza’s free shuttle service to the Thomas and Mack Center offered nightly from 5 to 7 p.m. and returning 9 to 10:30 p.m.

Our shuttles are a great place to talk about all the amazing action you just witnessed and will back to the Plaza for nightly Live NFR Feed Viewing Parties with live entertainment and of course, food and drink specials because the fun is only beginning.

If you got enough live action and fun at the NFR, relax at the Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas (as voted on by Las Vegas visitors and locals), and enjoy NFR food specials.

Oscar’s Steakhouse

There is only one thing more legendary than the Plaza’s history and award-winning service, Oscar Goodman.
Oscar Goodman, known best as the “Happiest Mayor in the Universe”, served three terms as mayor of the city of Las Vegas.

In December 2011, former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman opened a unique Steakhouse. Located inside of the iconic dome of the Plaza Hotel and Casino. Guests are treated to a spectacular view of Fremont Street.

Known for its perfectly aged steaks cooked over a 600-degree grill, Oscar’s Steakhouse will have three special menus during the NFR.

We want the Plaza to feel like home, that’s why we are serving up plenty of delicious steaks and other classics that rodeo goers will love.

Reservations for dinner are recommended and can be made online. You may even catch Oscar himself enjoying a martini and sharing stories of old Las Vegas. Come join us now.

Reservations for dinner are recommended and can be made online. You may even catch Oscar himself enjoying a martini and sharing stories of old Las Vegas. Come join us now.