The western United States is home to some of the best tourist destinations within the nation. From the beauty of Yellowstone to the awe-inspiring size of the Grand Canyon, the west is amazing. Here five great places to visit during your next visit to this region.
Yellowstone was the world’s first national park. The beautiful park is stretched out between the states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. It is a park rich with geysers, hot springs, and mudpots. Recently wolves have been reintroduced, adding yet another awe-inspiring sight to the historic land.
The Grand Canyon is wide and vast, stretching out for an almost unbelievable two-hundred and seventy-seven river miles long, one mile deep, and eighteen miles wide. Herds of bison can be seen roaming the area and the sights can leave a person breathless. To go out west and not see the Grand Canyon would be a waste.
Yosemite is a wonderful national park, which has been protected by the United States Government since 1864. The park is almost twelve-hundred square miles in size. It is in California, which makes it one of the best final destinations for a westward bound excursion. The park is home to ninety different animal species.
Tombstone, Arizona was one of the most historic and fabled locations of the “Old West.” It was in Tombstone, that the legendary Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday engaged in the most famous shootout of the old west at the “O.K. Corral.” Tombstone was the town labeled as “the town too tough to die”. Today, many parts of it have been preserved and to this day, the town hires actors to play out the gunfight for happy tourists.
Moaning Cavern is an adventure park in California. There, adventurers can go ziplining or repel into the largest vertical chamber in a public cavern in California. The cave, “Moaning Cavern” makes incredible sounds that a person wouldn’t believe unless experiencing.
Pack Your Bags!
The western portion of the United States has so much to offer. It’s time to pack up, plan a trip, and see what’s out there. Get adventuring!