The Western horizon is filled with incredible sights and contrasts. At all points of the compass you find the scenery spectacular, the history colorful. The people, representing a diverse blend of cultures, arrived in search of adventure, riches and new roots.

There is no set path for exploring the West. You can follow migration routes of birds, butterflies and whales, or retrace historic footsteps of Native Americans, Lewis & Clark, conquistadors, Spanish missionaries or Northern fur traders. More contemporary routes may lead to Hollywood filming sites or culinary adventures that savor the latest trends in food and wine. The West’s vibrant arts scene appeals to groups who appreciate museums, theater and music.