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From the sun-baked deserts of Arizona to the kaleidoscopic colors of Utah’s national parks, the Southwest region of the United States captivates with its iconic landscapes, Native American culture, and blend of Mexican and Old West traditions. Visitors can explore monumental rock formations in parks like Monument Valley, soak up the vibrant hues of the Painted Desert, discover architectural gems in Santa Fe, or indulge in Tex-Mex flavors and cowboy culture from San Antonio to Sedona.

El Rancho Hotel, Gallup, New Mexico

Stay at Gallup’s Famous El Rancho Hotel

The historic El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico, has seen its fair share of famous guests over the years. Built in 1937 by R.E. "Griff" Griffith as a base for film productions, it became a popular haunt for Hollywood stars shooting movies in the area.
Copper Queen Hotel, Bisbee, Arizona

Stay at the Haunted Copper Queen Hotel

Located down a historic street in Bisbee stands the Copper Queen Hotel. It is the oldest continuously operating hotel in the entire state of Arizona. This amazing feature has allowed the hotel to have its share of stories over the years including the legend of a ghost who haunts the halls of the building.
Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico

Explore the Rock Art of Petroglyph National Monument

The awe-inspiring Petroglyph National Monument is rising from the volcanic desert landscape in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Designated in 1990, this expansive 17-mile preserve contains over 20,000 ancient rock carvings along the mesa's cliff faces, providing a unique window into the region's rich cultural history.
Bishop's Palace, Galveston, Texas

Visit the Once Most Lavish House in Texas

From pure silver fireplaces to hand carved woodwork, this survivor of the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is an landmark to the past. You can visit the once most lavish home in Texas in Galveston’s Historic District at Bishop’s Palace. This mansion will leave visitors feeling as though they just took a trip back to 1892 to experience one of the most prominent families in the Lone Star State.
Travertine Creek at Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma

Enjoy the Foothills of the Arbuckle Mountains at Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Ensconced in the rolling Arbuckle Mountains of southern Oklahoma lies the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Established in 1902 and reshaped by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, this nearly 10,000-acre park is a mosaic of crystalline springs, swimming holes, and hiking trails ripe for exploration.
Turner Falls, Davis, Oklahoma

Turner Falls, The Largest Waterfall in Oklahoma

Tucked amidst the rugged Arbuckle Mountains lies a hidden gem of Oklahoma: the breathtaking 77-foot cascade of Turner Falls. As the state's tallest waterfall, Turner Falls is a popular summertime destination for cooling off in its natural swimming holes.
Bluewater Creek at Bluewater Lake State Park, New Mexico

Check out Bluewater Lake State Park

The stunning Bluewater Lake State Park is nestled in the Zuni Mountains of New Mexico. Spanning about 3,000 acres with a 1,200-acre lake at its heart, this park makes for a rejuvenating nature getaway.
Prada Marfa, Texas

The Artistic Landmark of Prada Marfa

Tucked away along a lonely stretch of Route 90 through the west Texas scrubland sits an unlikely sight - a freestanding Prada store, appearing as a mirage-like sculpture seemingly dropped from above.
Slide Rock State Park, Arizona

Experience Beautiful Slide Rock State Park

Just outside of Sedona is one Arizona’s most beautiful state parks. Slide Rock State Park is known for its stunning natural water slide and its historic apple farm. Visitors to the park love to take advantage of the several hiking trails that wind through the many scenic rock formations.
Fort Travis, Bolivar Peninsula, Texas

Step Back in Time at Fort Travis Park

The historic Fort Travis Park is located on Bolivar Point at the western end of the Bolivar Peninsula. Encompassing 60 acres of military bunkers and batteries, this Galveston County gem provides visitors a glimpse into Texas history.

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