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|S01E01||Alabama||00/00/0000||At Denali National Park visitors come to see Mt. McKinley, the spectacular scenery and wildlife on the 60 mile drive into the Denali Backcountry Lodge. A journey to Denali by rail on the Alaska Railroad gives travelers the opportunity to relax and enjoy the passing scenery of the rugged Alaskan wilderness.Ferries on the Alaska Marine Highway System bring visitors north from Bellingham, WA to a variety of ports along the Inside Passage. Sitka is in the middle of the Tongass National Forest. Ketchikan is the Salmon Capital of the World. Whether it’s for salmon, halibut or many other varieties of fish, sport fishing in Alaska is “huge”! Visitors can experience Saxman Village to learn about Native culture, dancing & totems or take a dune buggy ride into the wilderness. Also gain insight into the Alaska Native Claims Settlement with Cape Fox CEO Bruce Borrup. Bear watching & fishing guide/pilot Butch Laughlin brings travelers to the Pack Creek Bear Preserve. The Glacier Bay Express, brings guests up close to calving glaciers and wildlife in Glacier Bay National Park. A special tour highlights breaching, rolling, and frolicking whales near Adolphus Point. In Haines, journey upriver into the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Further north in Fairbanks, learn about the workings of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and passionate entrepreneur Bernie Karl of Chena Hot Springs explains the connection between hot springs, greenhouses, ice sculptures and energy. World-Record vegetables are the stars of the Alaska State Fair in Palmer and a glass harmonica player charms the crowd at Anchorage’s Farmers Market.|
|S01E03||Arizona||00/00/0000||Explore the Grand Canyon, the Navajo Nation and Monument Valley Tribal Park, the Canyon de Chelly with ancient Anasazi ruins dating back almost a thousand years, Saguaro National Monument, Petrified Forest National Monument, the Colorado River and Lake Havasu. Experience a spectacular ballooning trip across the great Sonoran Desert at sunrise. Discover a Mariachi festival in Tucson, the OK Corral in Tombstone and the White Dove of the Desert at Mission San Javier del Bac. Follow a park ranger as he describes desert wildlife and plants, visit Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti and Cosanti...a unique experimental desert urban laboratory, and meet with Navajo weavers as they create beautiful native tapestries.|
|S01E06||Colorado||00/00/0000||The Rocky Mountains form the backdrop to an historic and adventurous journey through the state of Colorado. Enjoy the wildlife and scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park. Take a ride on the cog railway to the top of Pikes Peak where “America the Beautiful’ was written more than 100 years ago. Visit Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods. Discover Denver…the “mile-high city” for a “Taste of Colorado” food fair, and visit Winter Park where ski runs become mountain bike trails in the summer. In the small town of Meeker, join a Sheepdog Championship that pits man and dog against some tough and wily competitors. Take a guided tour of the sandstone cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde. All aboard in Durango for a journey by steam locomotive through the mountains to an historic railroad festival. Catch spectacular trout and experience whitewater rafting in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. CO REVIEW: Discoveries...America: Colorado "The latest entry in award-winning filmmakers Jim and Kelly Watt's high-definition-filmed series that takes armchair travelers on an eye-popping tour of the United States, visits Colorado's well-known sites (Pikes Peak, Mesa Verde National Park, etc.), and uncovers some "hidden treasures" (such as Winterpark, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River, and the Durango Railfest). Boasting outstanding cinematography coupled with informative and entertaining descriptions of each of the profiled attractions, this is another winner that is sure to be a popular addition to travel collections. Recommended."|
|S01E31||New Mexico||00/00/0000||A spectacular desert landscape with ruins and relics of ancient cultures… invigorating outdoor activities…world famous cuisine… & nighttime skies that invite stargazing… these are New Mexico. The mystique of the state’s Native American tribes is intrinsic to the Land of Enchantment. Pueblo Indians are the only Native Americans to continuously occupy their traditional lands, pueblo style of architecture is imitated statewide. Taos Pueblo dates back several centuries - it’s the largest surviving multi-storied pueblo in the country. New Mexico’s Old Missions offer clues to the history of the region & cultures that once existed here. The state has plenty of outdoor activities including high altitude skiing at Taos Ski Valley and Ski Santa Fe. Just outside of Albuquerque the world’s longest aerial tramway takes visitors to a unique urban skiing experience at Sandia Peak. History is everywhere in state capitol of Santa Fe. Walk from the oldest public building - the Governors Palace - to the oldest church in the country – the San Miguel Mission. The city remains a haven for artists with hundreds of galleries that specialize in everything from Native American to contemporary art. In Albuquerque the skies explode with color during International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest and most photographed balloon event. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center comes alive with baking of Native American breads and pies, and traditional dancing. At Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. sunrise fly-out of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese is perhaps the greatest North American birding spectacle. Clear, unpolluted skies of New Mexico have also attracted stargazers. At Very Large Array, signals from multiple antennas are combined to create some of the most detailed images of space ever captured. UFOs are an indigenous phenomenon, particularly the town of Roswell, which thrives on UFO business. UFO Museum & Research Library is dedicated to shedding light on the 1947 Roswell Incide|
|S01E44||Utah||00/00/0000||Explore Utah’s winter wonderland and see why the state’s motto is "the greatest snow on Earth". The 2002 Winter Olympics had a profound effect on the community of Park City and its surrounding environs. Cross-country skiing, bobsledding and ski jumping were just a few of the sports that attracted millions to the area. Visit the Olympic venues that were created specifically for the games and see how they have developed into ‘legacy facilities’ for all to enjoy. In the remote community of Dutch John, the Dennis Breer family run a small gas station and fly fishing service for the Green River which flows through the Ashley National Forest. The "Green" is a popular recreational resource in the summertime, but in the winter, its nearly deserted… ollow three legendary fishing guides as they brave the frigid temperatures for a busman’s holiday. Racing Pigeons are unique creatures... they will fly home from hundreds of miles after being dropped off in the middle of nowhere. It’s a sport that has developed over hundreds of years as the birds have been bred, conditioned and motivated to fly long distances at great speeds. Learn more about these incredible creatures and how they are more than your typical park pigeon. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has performed in Salt Lake City since 1847. Their Sunday morning performance is one of longest running regularly scheduled broadcasts in the world. Go behind the scenes and see what goes into the production of Music and the Spoken Word. Then get a glimpse of life inside the Church of Latter Day Saints and their global charity mission. In the southwest part of the state, a trek through Red Canyon, Kodachrome Basin and Bryce Canyon National Park opens up a world of colored sandstone formations that are some of the most spectacular in the USA.|