Travel Features

The Outlaw Trail

The two riders pounded the trails and roads of eastern Utah on that late April afternoon in 1897. They kept up a quick pace—had to, since they were being trailed by a bunch of guys armed with guns and questions.

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Get a Room! Historic Western Hotels and Saloons Recall the Golden Era of the West

SF_buffalo-bill-Irma-hotel_cody,-wyomingWhile the American West inspires travelers to visit its boundless historic and natural wonders, Western historic hotels and saloons await the adventurous traveler with the splendid heritage of the past and the marvelous amenities of the present.

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17 Places to Hang Your Hat in the West

Western-Get-Aways-Ranches_Dutton-Springs.The grandeur and awe-inspiring beauty of the rugged, wide-open spaces of the American West have lured millions to travel to enjoy the history and heritage of the Western United States. From the California Coast to the Rocky Mountains, from the Desert Southwest to the Pacific Northwest, the proprietors of heritage hotels, guest ranches, desert retreats, historic inns and mountain lodges, open year-round or seasonally, provide first-class Old West experiences.

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In Search of the West

Alfred-Jacob-Miller-the-Long-GreenhornCan you imagine walking in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery as they saw the Pacific Coast for the first time? Fighting the Comanches on the frontier lines with the Texas Rangers? Following the Santa Fe Trail from Bent’s Fort to Santa Fe with Kit Carson? Riding hard against the wind across the Arizona landscape with Geronimo? Walking the boardwalks of the wicked Kansas cowtowns with Wyatt Earp? Or tracking outlaws across the Indian Territory with Big Bill Tilghman?

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The Best of Heritage Travel for 2015

Cheyenne-women-annd-children-moving-across-the-plainIn 1840, trapper Joseph Meek led the first emigrant wagons over the Oregon Trail from Fort Hall to Fort Walla Walla in the Oregon Territory. Today, 175 years later, tourists come to the American West from around the world to follow the Oregon Trail, as well as numerous other historic trails, highways and back roads to discover firsthand the history of the West.

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True Westerners

Win Blevins

Win Blevins

Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, grounded me. In college, a professor pointe...

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A Boomer Sooner Goes South

A celebration broke out when Oklahoma Territory became an official entity 125 ye...

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

Cement Cowboy Nearly Dies

On the Ashes of My Campfire, This City is Built.”

That inscription has graced a 2,...

True West Site Guide

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True West captures the spirit of the American West with authenticity, personality and humor by linking our history to our present. Whether you call it the Wild West, the Old West or the Far West, America's frontier history comes to life in True West, the world's oldest, continuously published Western Americana magazine.

Western movie fans, re-enactors, history buffs and road warriors, we got your history covered: outlaw, cowboy, Indian, lawman, gunfighter, fur trapper, miner, prospector, gambler, soldier, entertainer and pioneer. Check out these True Westerners now!
 

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