Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Steven Spielberg’s science fiction film about a UFO, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, features Devils Tower National Monument; a spectacular 867-foot rock which formed from volcanic lava millions of years ago. Shane (1953) Another film shot in Wyoming, Shane (1953), was based on Wyoming’s 1892 Johnson County […]
Dances With Wolves (1990) Many well-known films have been shot in South Dakota, including epic western film Dances with Wolves which features Kevin Costner as an Army Lieutenant who is assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost. The movie was filmed in beautiful South Dakota locations near Pierre and Rapid City at Badlands National […]
Fargo (1996) 1996 comedy thriller Fargo, starring Frances McDormand, has become a cult classic and much of it was filmed in the magnificent snow-covered landscapes of north-eastern North Dakota as far north as Grand Forks. Even though none of the movie was filmed in Fargo, you can visit the original prop from the famous woodchipper […]
A River Runs Through It (1992) Oscar-winning film A River Runs Through It, starring Brad Pitt, is about two fly-fishing sons growing up in rural Montana. The film was shot in south central Montana in Livingston and Bozeman, and features picturesque scenes at the upper Yellowstone, Gallatin, and Boulder Rivers. Forrest Gump (1994) Multi award-winning […]
Wild Wild West (1999) Many classic films have been shot in Idaho, including western comedy Wild Wild West which features Idaho’s Camas Prairie Railroad, showcasing magnificent views of Grangeville’s rural farmland and Lewiston’s pine-covered landscapes. The railroad is no longer in use but can still be explored today. Pale Rider (1985) Another film shot in […]
Mad River Boat Trips offers top whitewater rafting adventures and scenic float trips out of Jackson Hole with professional guides who will point out fascinating wildlife and vegetation around Snake River Canyon. Adrenaline seekers should go whitewater rafting in spring as there are peak flows in the river at this time so you will shoot […]
Jewel Cave National Monument is the perfect place for an exciting family adventure, with large chambers filled with boulders, tight crawlways, and narrow cracks which lead into the unknown. This is the third longest cave in the world, and it contains over 208 miles of mapped passages with a huge variety of geological features including […]
The 144-mile Maah Daah Hey Trail is a popular cycling and hiking destination, with breathtaking views of plateaus, peaks, and valleys. This trail connects the North and South Units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and is the longest single-track mountain biking route in the USA! The ride is challenging but rewarding, with abundant deer, antelope, […]
Outdoor adventurers will love bicycling the Going-to-the-Sun Road which combines a challenging adventure with breathtaking scenery of Glacier National Park. This 50-mile road will bring you over many high points with spectacular views of glacier-carved valleys, snow-topped mountain peaks, and pristine waterfalls. Spring is a great time to cycle here as the road is closed […]
Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge (2,000 feet deeper than the Grand Canyon!) is an incredible place to experience jet boating in spring or summer. Various jet boating tours will take you upstream from Lewiston, Idaho through the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, and up to Hells Canyon Creek Visitor Center and Hells Canyon […]
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