COWBOY COUNTRY VACATIONS
Our Canadian friends and partners in the West provide all the best in great western experiences for all families and lifestyles. There is something for all with horseback riding, events, fishing, museums, dude ranches, sightseeing, hiking, jeeping, skiing, boating, rafting, tours and camping. Whether you want luxury or rustic, CCV can deliver a spa resort with all the amenities or a log cabin on the river. CCV is here for all who love the great outdoors and feel the Spirit of the West!
Discover the rich history of one of the world's largest gold camps as you visit the heart of the gold rush with the famous Independence and Molly Kathleen mines, pan for gold, play in the casinos, go to a melodrama, take the train to historic Victor, learn about the mining days at the museum, step into century old brothels and other buildings that hold the legacy of this boomtown. Jeeping, riding horses, festivals, and a great time make up the rest of the best of your western experience in beautiful surroundings.
This center of Nevada's western growth and statehood offers historic tours, events and mansions. Steeped in rich heritage, it is one of the key places which forged the West as we know it today.
Wild and lawless, like Dodge City, Tombstone and many other famous towns of the Wild West, it became famous during the gold rush in the Black Hills as a boomtown. It became even more famous with the likes of Calamity Jane and the killing of Wild Bill in the #10 Saloon. The spirit still lives on in the festivals of Wild Bill Days, Days of '76 and much more with casinos, museums and the entire area. Visit the grave of Wild Bill beside Calamity and stay at the famous Adams House and Museum.
Cattle drives and ranching turned this great city into the grand baron of the huge beef industry of today. With the great railroad yards, mansions, hotels and history, this metropolis still holds on to its rich western heritage and is as bustling as it was in the wild days.
Home of the famous Horace and Baby Doe, Madam Lou Bunch, and the Opera, this mining boomtown had streets paved with gold for Grant's visit. Today, casinos blend with the preservation of historic buildings and the festivities reflect the mountain spirit of the West. Visit the Opera House, cemetery, mines, museum, churches and historic homes for a moment not to be forgotten. Sister town, Blackhawk also has its historic district and Gilpin Hotel.
The OK Corral elevated already famous Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to western icons as they live on today in the historic Bird Cage and with music, re-enactments and other great festivals.
"Gateway to the West", this was the refined city on the Mississippi with gamblers, riverboats, theaters and millionaires. It lured the pioneers from the east to travel further toward their dreams further west. It was an important part of the quest for many.
Home of the infamous scoundrel Soapy Smith and the heart of the gold rush days of Alaska as prospectors and hundreds of hopefuls with mules and supplies crossed the dangerous and famous Chilkoot Pass which claimed many on its steep and snow-covered mountain trail.
World famous movie set and studio home too many of John Wayne's greatest westerns, along with many more, staring other greats. It continues in that tradition as well as presenting concerts, festivals, music video and film production and family fun for all.
SUTTER'S MILL/GOLD COUNTRY
The epicenter of the great gold rush in California and the nation which made dreams come true and also broke good men. It opened up Gold Country and was a catalyst for spreading gold fever in Nevada, Montana, Colorado, the Black Hills and Alaska.
Our national treasures serve as the western legacy of expansion and conservation. The western lifestyles of trail riding, hiking, fishing, boating, rafting, camping, hunting, and other recreational activities are preserved for future generations, because of those in the past, such as John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, Powell and many more who had the vision to protect the Great American West.
Born from a nugget of gold at Sutter's Mill, Sacramento became the river hub of Gold Country. Now, as the capital, it offers its rich heritage to all with grand mansions, riverboat tours, historic hotels, Old Sacramento, music, festivals, fine dining and a zeal for the spirit of the West.
DUDE RANCH ASSOCIATION
This premier network offers the worldwide westerners and all who dream of the West, an incredible spectrum of dude ranches for every taste. From luxury to rustic, they offer working ranches, trail rides, fishing, archery, boating, sled dogging, ski doing, wagon rides, cattle drives, chuck wagon meals, spas, hot tubs, day tours, camping and even archeological digs. Every amenity or bare bones cowboy life is available for everyone to experience every part of the western experience for a lifetime of memories.
It is the pride of Texas and the famous battle cry during the period of the Republic, where the heroes, outnumbered by Santa Anna, fought t the butter end to buy critical time for General Sam Houston to bring final independence at the Battle of San Jacinto. Visit the museum and the Riverwalk in historic and beautiful San Antonio.
EUREKA SPRINGS ARKANSAS
A beautiful Osark mountain village with natural mineral springs and the largest number of Victorian architecture in the central United States. Historic and vibrant, many early settlers found revival of health and renewal of spirit. Take in the historic tours, and the elegant Crescent Hotel along with a train ride and a concert as you can also come for the grand Christmas celebration.
GLEN EYRIE CASTLE
IRON SPRINGS MELODRAMA
GRAND CANYON RAILWAY
ORME RANCH OF ARIZONA
LEADVILLE MINING MUSEUM
DONLEY OLD WEST TOWN
WILD ANIMAL SANCTUARY
BLACK HILLS HORSE SANCTUARY
AMERICAN CRUISE LINES
BEST WESTERN HOTEL
RUIDOSO NEW MEXICO
ROYAL GORGE DINNER TRAIN
TEXAS LONGHORN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
CANYON RIM RANCH PROPERTIES AND WILDLIFE PRESERVE
RED ROCK UTAH
SANTA FE NEW MEXICO
FORT WORTH TEXAS
THE NATCHEZ RIVERBOAT/GREYLINETOURS
The famous New Orleans riverboat Natchez travels on the great Mississippi River on featured trips to Natchez and Vicksburg past stunning southern plantations and mansions along with dinner cruises and festivities during world famous Mardi Gras and more--an important part of the American West.
Home of the famous Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and Seven Falls, visionaries General Palmer and William Stratton helped forge this beautiful place into the world famous city of today with the Broadmoor, U.S. Olympic Training Center, Cheyenne Zoo, AirForce Academy and much more.
Beautiful and historic mineral springs getaway at the base of Pikes Peak. it gives the feeling of tranquility and more with so much to do and see. Visit Miramount Castle, ride the cog, stay at bed & breakfasts and dine by the river.
CUMBRES TOLTEC SCENIC RAILROAD
Ride into a western paradise and history in the stunning Chama Valley surrounded by the great San Juan Mountains in an authentic train, which connects Colorado and New Mexico, and is preserved forever.
As Nevada's capital, it is rich with western heritage and invites you to share in all it offers.
"The Richest Place on Earth", come walk were Mark Twain roamed the streets and where the gold and silver mines were known as the Comstock Lode. This is where the West--is the West, so savor it all.
VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA
Visit the boomtown of Montana and it's sister town, Nevada City, where history has been preserved to give great insight into the hard lives of the miners and their contributions in forging the untamed American West.
The "Queen of the Plains", this hub of the great West was an important city from the start, with the gateway into the Great Rockies, gold, stage stops, great mansions, millionaires, the famous Horace and Baby Doe Tabor, Unsinkable Molly Brown, Red Rocks, Platte River Indian campsites and battles.
SPIRIT OF THE OLD WEST
A comprehensive hub of general travel sites for every state, as well as Canada. Along with historic Old West collectibles and antiques for sale, it has important links to a vast array of western subjects and other products such as books and dvds, this site compliments other representatives who have a passion for the West.
CANYON RIM RANCH PROPERTIES AND WILDLIFE PRESERVE