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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.

Welcome Sign to Roswell, New Mexico

Explore Beyond the Extraterrestrial at these Awesome Roswell Attractions

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Roswell has grown to be a popular destination for visitors seeking to explore its diverse attractions, ranging from the site of a mysterious 1947 UFO crash to seemingly bottomless desert lakes. The city has...
Point Bolivar Lighthouse

The Haunted Lighthouse of Point Bolivar

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The historic Point Bolivar Lighthouse has stood for over 150 years and earned its reputation as a haunted place. Its history shines through its significance, making it an important location on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
Longhorn Cow

Tour Fort Griffin, Home to the Official Texas Longhorn Herd

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Home to the official Texas Longhorn Herd, Fort Griffin is an iconic landmark in the Lone Star State. Along with maintaining the state herd, Fort Griffin is home to Texas's oldest outdoor musical presentation. From daring gunfighters to loveable longhorns, this fort plays a vital role in Texas history.
Clark Dome at Lowell Observatory

Visit the Observatory Where Pluto was Discovered

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Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, Lowell Observatory is known for being the location where Pluto was first discovered in 1930. It is also one of the oldest observatories in the United States having been active since 1890.
Big Room at Kartchner Caverns

Explore the Depths of Kartchner Caverns

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This cave is home to one of the world’s largest stalactites at an amazing 21 feet! Kartchner Caverns have over 2 miles of passageways that lead through the beautiful underground system.
El Rancho Hotel, Gallup, New Mexico

Stay at Gallup’s Famous El Rancho Hotel

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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