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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 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 Wind Cave Jewel Cave Badlands Deadwood Entire city is a national historic landmark Crazy Horse Monument 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 Former US Army outpost in Pine Ridge region – NW Nebraska 75 years of military history Scenic beauty Historical & cultural significance

7 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 7 Kansas Topeka - state capital Dodge City Cowboy Capital Boot Hill Buried with their boots on.. Old Cowtown Museum Stop on Texas-Kansas cattle route Interactive living history Famous & infamous past

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9 9 Texas 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 Mansion on Turtle Creek Rosewood Hotel

11 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 11 Texas (cont.) Houston Largest city in Texas 4 th in US NASA/Space Center Houston Astrodome 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 Riverwalk Paseo del Rio Tree lined cobblestone walks 5km through shops, restaurants and bars Alamo 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 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 South Padre Island 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 Stockyards City see Oklahoma cowboys working the livestock. Oklahoma Rodeo Opry 300 seat Opry house offers great country & western music

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17 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 17 Colorado Denver Mile High City Mild weather outdoor recreation 300 days of annual sunshine Mesa Verde Archaeological wonder Cliff dwellings built A.D Colorado Springs 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 Year round resort Aspen, Snowmass, Highlands, Buttermilk West-central Colorado – 3 ½ hrs from DEN Vail Claims to N.A. top ski resort destination Billion $ renewal Telluride & Mountain Village Old & new, unique & sophisticated Southwest Colorado

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

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

21 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 21 Montana Little Bighorn Custers attack on the Sioux, 1976 National Monument & Cemetery Glacier National Park 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 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 Maryhill Museum of Art in castle-like chateau Major cultural resource in the Columbia River Gorge region Seattle Space Needle 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 Erupted 1980 earthquake measured 5.1 Now a national monument for research, recreation & education Mt Rainer 97% designated wilderness Rainer is an active volcano

27 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 27 Oregon 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 Rose City Climate ideal for rose growing Columbia River Gorge 80 mi forms border between Oregon & Washington Crater Lake National Park Rim Drive Lodge, hiking trails Boat tours

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30 Copyright © 2007 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 30 Nevada Reno Biggest Little City in the World >5 million visitors annually Gaming, dining & entertainment Lake Tahoe 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 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

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 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

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


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