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1 American Potpourri West Chapter 12

2 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 2

3 3 American West Old West Larger than Life Dramatic Natural Man-made Car travel preferred

4 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 4 North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park www.nps.gov/thro/home.htm colourful badlands provides the scenic backdrop park memorializes the 26th president for contributions to the conservation of resources. 70,447 acres badlands, open prairie, bison, prairie dogs and other wildlife Little Missouri River

5 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 5 South Dakota Mt Rushmore www.nps.gov/moru/start.htm Wind Cave Jewel Cave Badlands Deadwood www.deadwood.org Entire city is a national historic landmark Crazy Horse Monument www.crazyhorse.org sculpture started in 1948 Still in progress Insert pg 204

6 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 6 Nebraska Fort Robinson www.stateparks.com/fort_robinson.html Former US Army outpost in Pine Ridge region – NW Nebraska www.nebraskahistory.org/sites/fortrob 75 years of military history Scenic beauty Historical & cultural significance

7 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 7 Kansas www.travelks.com Topeka - state capital Dodge City www.americanwest.com/pages/dodge.htm Cowboy Capital 1875 - 1886 Boot Hill Buried with their boots on.. Old Cowtown Museum www.oldcowtown.org www.oldcowtown.org Stop on Texas-Kansas cattle route Interactive living history Famous & infamous past

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9 9 Texas www.traveltex.com www.traveltex.com Lone Star State Buckaroo Break$ Packages designed for Canadian market

10 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 10 Texas (cont.) Dallas-Fort Worth More shopping centres per capita than any other US city 9 th largest city in the US 12 entertainment districts State Fair – fall > 3M visitors annually Sports Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Rangers, Desperados JF Kennedy Memorial www.jfk.org www.jfk.org Mansion on Turtle Creek Rosewood Hotel

11 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 11 Texas (cont.) Houston www.houston-guide.com www.houston-guide.com Largest city in Texas 4 th in US NASA/Space Center Houston Astrodome www.ballparks.com www.ballparks.com First ball park with a roof First park with Astroturf Minute Maid Park Astros, Rockets, Comets, Texans, Aeros

12 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 12 Texas (cont.) San Antonio www.sanantoniocvb.com www.sanantoniocvb.com Riverwalk Paseo del Rio Tree lined cobblestone walks 5km through shops, restaurants and bars Alamo www.thealamo.org www.thealamo.org Most famous spot in Texas 1836 battle with Mexicans 189 defenders fell

13 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 13 Texas (cont.) Austin www.austintexas.org www.austintexas.org Live music capital of the world State Capital Bats Congress Ave bridge More than 1.5 M bats fly out at dusk Apr-Oct Largest urban bat colony in N.A.

14 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 14 Texas (cont.) Padre Island National Seashore Longest undeveloped barrier island www.nps.gov/pais South Padre Island www.sopadre.com www.sopadre.com Resorts, fishing, boating Wildlife watching Dolphin, sea turtles & birds

15 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 15 Okalahoma Oklahoma City Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Preserving the heritage of the American West www.nationalcowboymuseum.org Stockyards City see Oklahoma cowboys working the livestock. www.stockyardscity.org Oklahoma Rodeo Opry 300 seat Opry house offers great country & western music www.ohfo.org

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17 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 17 Colorado www.colorado.com www.colorado.com Denver www.denver.org www.denver.org Mile High City Mild weather outdoor recreation 300 days of annual sunshine Mesa Verde Archaeological wonder Cliff dwellings built A.D. 450 - 1300 Colorado Springs www.experiencecoloradosprings.com www.experiencecoloradosprings.com World class whitewater Wild to mild outdoor adventures

18 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 18 Colorado (cont.) Ski Resorts Aspen www.aspenchamber.org www.aspenchamber.org Year round resort Aspen, Snowmass, Highlands, Buttermilk West-central Colorado – 3 ½ hrs from DEN Vail www.newvail.com www.newvail.com Claims to N.A. top ski resort destination Billion $ renewal Telluride & Mountain Village www.visittelluride.com www.visittelluride.com Old & new, unique & sophisticated Southwest Colorado

19 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 19 Wyoming Yellowstone www.nps.gov/yell www.nps.gov/yell First national park Old Faithful www.yellowstone.net www.yellowstone.net Erupts every 35 – 120 min. for 1 ½ -5 min. Max height 27 – 56 M Grand Teton www.nps.gov/grte Teton Mountain range

20 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 20 Wyoming (cont.) www.wyomingtourism.org www.wyomingtourism.org Jackson Hole www.jacksonholechamber.com www.jacksonholechamber.com Extreme Skiing 1262 M. base-to-summit vertical Freefall leaps Snake River Rafting & Fishing Devils Tower www.nps.gov/deto Nearly vertical monolith 386 M above Belle Fourche River

21 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 21 Montana Little Bighorn www.nps.gov/libi www.nps.gov/libi Custers attack on the Sioux, 1976 National Monument & Cemetery Glacier National Park www.nps.gov/glac www.nps.gov/glac Glaciated landscape Intact ecosystem 350 historic sites 1932 Glacier & Waterton (Alberta) were designated as a Peace Park

22 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 22 Idaho Sun Valley www.sunvalley.com 1936 Sun Valley resort opened Very poplar with Hollywood stars Casual elegance

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24 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 24 Washington www.experiencewashington.com www.experiencewashington.com Maryhill www.maryhillmuseum.org www.maryhillmuseum.org Museum of Art in castle-like chateau Major cultural resource in the Columbia River Gorge region Seattle Space Needle www.spaceneedle.com www.spaceneedle.com 1962 built for Worlds Fair 848 steps from bottom to Observation Deck

25 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 25 Washington (cont.) Seattle Pike Place Market soul of Seattle 9 Acres 100 years Pike Place Fish Market Fish-flinging fishmongers World Famous Motivational Video Fish!

26 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 26 Washington (cont.) Mt St Helens www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm Erupted 1980 earthquake measured 5.1 Now a national monument for research, recreation & education Mt Rainer www.nps.gov/mora www.nps.gov/mora 97% designated wilderness Rainer is an active volcano

27 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 27 Oregon www.traveloregon.com www.traveloregon.com Oregon Coast 644km coastline drive Towns, lighthouses Viewpoints Dramatic scenery Mild temperatures Wine & golf

28 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 28 Oregon (cont.) Portland www.pova.org www.pova.org Rose City Climate ideal for rose growing Columbia River Gorge www.crgva.org www.crgva.org 80 mi forms border between Oregon & Washington Crater Lake National Park Rim Drive Lodge, hiking trails Boat tours www.nps.gov/crla

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30 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 30 Nevada www.travelnevada.com www.travelnevada.com Reno www.visitrenotahoe.com www.visitrenotahoe.com Biggest Little City in the World >5 million visitors annually Gaming, dining & entertainment Lake Tahoe www.tahoesbest.com www.tahoesbest.com Border of California & Nevada 18 ski resorts, golf courses, casinos Gaming centres Laughlin- mature, budget clientele Primm- family, budget clientele

31 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 31 Nevada (cont.) Virginia City www.virginiacity-nv.org www.virginiacity-nv.org Living history, Boardwalk, Mark Twain first used pen name Bonanza television series Silver rush town Wealth & opulence of by-gone era Hoover Dam Black Canyon Colorado River 48 km SE of Las Vegas www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam

32 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 32 Las Vegas Weather Evenings cooler Elevation >610 m Winter cool 0°-17°C Summer 22° - 40° Spring & fall pleasant Travel Patterns 3 & 4 nt ITCs popular Weekends more expensive Top convention destination

33 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 33 Las Vegas (cont.) Getting There Scheduled & charter air ITCs available from most gateways Car rentals, taxis Monorails, buses Tours operate to distant attractions Coach, helicopter, small planes

34 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 34 Las Vegas (cont.) Why People Go Entertainment Shows, performances, plays, magic, sporting Gambling Weddings Dining value Hotels Themed Attractions on their own

35 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 35 Las Vegas - Accommodations Bellagio Tuscany 5 Dancing water Caesars Palace Rome, Colosseum, fountains statues Circus Circus Circus, rides Excalibur Medieval Castle Luxor Egyptian pyramid Mandalay Bay Tropical sand & surf lagoon, shark reef MGM Grand Entertainment Mirage Polynesian volcano

36 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 36 Las Vegas – Accommodations (cont.) New York-New York Big Apple, Coney Island roller coaster Paris Las Vegas ½ scale Eiffel Tower Stratosphere 1149 feet, drop ride, revolving restaurant TI ( Treasure Island) Sirens & pirate show, sinking a ship Venetian Venice, gondolas, Grand Canal

37 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 37 Utah www.utah.com www.utah.com National Parks Zion Bryce Canyon Monument Valley Arches Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Lake Powell

38 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 38 Utah (cont.) Salt Lake City Mormons 1847 first party of Mormons arrived in Salt Lake Valley, led by Brigham Young Temple Square worldwide icon of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormon Tabernacle Home of the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir Family History Library Worlds largest collection of genealogical information

39 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 39 Utah (cont.) 2002 Winter Olympics Ski Resorts Snowbird Park City Deer Valley Alta

40 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 40 New Mexico Sante Fe Capital Arts & crafts South-western cuisine Sante Fe Music Festival Gateway Albuquerque

41 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 41 New Mexico (cont.) Carlsbad Caverns UNESCO world heritage site >100 caves Stalactites, stalagmites, bats www.carlsbadchamber.com

42 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 42 New Mexico (cont.) Taos www.taosguide.com www.taosguide.com World class Ski resort 300 days of sun 300 inches of snow www.skitaos.org Historic Artist colony Art colony started in 1898 www.arttaos.com Taos Pueblo Living Native American community UNESCO World heritage Site www.taospueblo.com


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