The Great American West states of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming are home to awe-inspiring scenery, abundant wildlife, Wild West history and Native American culture. Discover the breathtaking beauty of 15 national parks, monuments and memorials including the hot springs and geysers of the world’s first National Park, Yellowstone.
Idaho: Idaho is the perfect place to get back in touch with nature and to lean into a sense of exploration and adventure. Here you’ll find gorgeous landscapes, from towering mountains, tranquil lakes, expansive wilderness, thick forests, and crystal clear night skies perfect for stargazing. A sure hit for those who love scenic drives and relaxing walks.
Montana: ‘Big Sky’ Montana is rich in both natural beauty and history and culture. On your next visit to this momentous state, you can immerse yourself in the rich history of the Battle of Little Bighorn before taking time to travel through jaw-dropping landscapes. With the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park all here you’ll find plenty to sink your teeth into.
North Dakota: Vibrant North Dakota also boasts a rich history, but in North Dakota’s case this also includes an unexpected diaspora and ongoing cultural influence. The state has a rich Scandinavian heritage which can be experienced at museums including in Minot, and at a variety of cultural celebrations. Away from its urban centres, you can explore endless miles of pristine wilderness and beauty in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
South Dakota: It’d be impossible to mention South Dakota without reference to the magnificent Mount Rushmore National Monument. The iconic monument includes the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. When you aren’t walking in the footsteps of giants be sure to pay a visit to the fantastic Medora Musical while in the state.
Wyoming: Wyoming is brimming with Old West charm and what better way to experience it than an authentic ranch stay? In this marvellous state, you can get in touch with your inner cowboy or cowgirl with cultural experiences to really immerse yourself in living history. For those in love with the natural world there’s plenty here to enjoy including the phenomenal Grand Teton National Park and the unique geothermal features of Yellowstone National Park.
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