• West Texas Road Trip

    If you’re headed out to Big Bend National Park, you’ll appreciate this itinerary of towns along the route — and a few flavorful local recipes.

  • Pride of the USA: The West Goes to the Games

    At the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, our athletes will prove their American mettle. Here are a few of the Western champions giving us gold fever.

  • Ansel Adams at the Manzanar Relocation Center

    Not 10 miles from the famous western film location of Lone Pine, California, photographer Ansel Adams documented a very different chapter of western history at the Manzanar Japanese internment camp.

  • On View: Ken Burns’ American Quilts

    Who knew Ken Burns was so into quilts? The International Quilt Study Center & Museum did, and it’s exhibited a lot of fine examples of Americana from the famed filmmaker’s never-before-displayed private collection.

  • 25 Fests of the West

    If you enjoy hitching your vacations to large cultural events, get out your calendar and get ready to mark down some of the greatest festivals and gatherings in the American West. We’ve got options in every state, so there are possibilities for family fun both near and far.

Top Seat

After 40 years, former bronc rider Dave Dahl still excels in the rodeo world as one of the best saddlemakers anywhere.

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Clever Warriors, Horrible Violence

From the 1539 Hernando de Soto expedition to the Battle of Bear Valley in 1918, the visually impressive and densely informative “The Indian Wars” takes the reader through the stories of resistance, the stories of conflicts between empires and within tribes, and the stories of conquest and survival.

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John Wayne Fans Rejoice

Get an in-depth look at the life of a legend with a Duke-inspired exhibition, “John Wayne: The Genuine Article.”

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Camp John Marc

With horseback riding, archery, fishing, zip-lining, ropes courses, and more, this summer camp in the Texas Hill Country offers camaraderie and outdoors fun to kids living with physical challenges and chronic illness.

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Native Americans in the Civil War

In the midst of a war fought on land that once was theirs, over a nation that denied them citizenship, Native Americans found themselves faced with a dubious decision: Whose side should they be fighting for?

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The Doctor in the Dirt

Professional Bull Riders medical director Tandy Freeman has earned bull riders’ trust by balancing their safety in an exceptionally dangerous sport and their need to make a living.

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