WYO Rodeo First Night
As Europe gave the world Shakespeare so America gives the world "The Great American West"
SD Buffalo Roundup 2013
The WESTERN HERITAGE NETWORK embraces the vast scope of all that is the West, and features the most important national and local western museums such as: The Autry National Center, Custer Battlefield Museum, The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Buffalo Bill Center of the West,Charles Russell Museum, Colorado Railroad Museum, National Ranching Heritage Center, Wells Fargo Museums, Cowboys of Color, Cowgirl Museum, Museum of the Mountain Man, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Cripple Creek, Central City and Leadville Mining Museums, The Pioneer Museum, The Alamo along with all the best who preserve the heritage of the West.
These same museums, along with WHN's commitment to education, form the foundation of information on the culture and lives of some of the most famous past and present figures of the American West including: William F. Cody, Billy the Kid, Horace and Baby Doe Tabor, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Butch Cassidy, Sitting Bull, George Armstrong Custer, Belle Starr, Teddy Roosevelt, Ted Turner, Crazy Horse, John Wayne, John Chisum, John Fremont, Geronimo, Annie Oakley, Robert Redford, Wild Bill Hickok, John Muir, Calamity Jane, Kit Carson, along with so many others who have helped shape the West of today.
From historic towns like Deadwood, Virginia City, Cheyenne, Dodge City, Tombstone, Sacramento, Sheridan, Abilene, Cripple Creek, Santa Fe, Old Tucson and Fort Worth to all the other western cities and states, these communities continue to keep the "Spirit of the West" --ALIVE- through hundreds of traditional annual events such as Cheyenne Frontier Days, Prescott Rodeo, Green River Rendezvous, Gathering of Nations, Wild Bill Days, Crow Fair, Pickett Rodeo, Cowboy Symposium, Buffalo Bill Days, The Fort Rendezvous/Spanish Market, Elko Poetry Gathering, Custer Park Buffalo Roundup, Little Britches Rodeo, Red Earth, Little Big Horn Re-enactment, Lou Bunch Days, Spirit of the West, and the Greeley Stampede.
For a complete listing of Tour Guides and information go to: visit-usa.com
Through these iconic western towns and events, many are connected to some of our greatest national treasures in the national parks, such as: The Black Hills, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Yosemite, Glacier, Yellowstone, Badlands, Arches, Zion and many more. As the West has offered a time capsule which still remains unique today, it's promotion and preservation, through education, are the pillars of our western legacy and the continual commitment and mission of --THE WESTERN HERITAGE NETWORK!