The Great American West
Under the roof of the marketing organization Rocky Mountain International the US-states of Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota market themselves internationally as “The Great American West”. The region is particularly known for the many famous national parks and monuments which include Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Glacier National Park in Montana, Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota as well as Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. The state of Idaho contributes with immense areas of unspoiled nature, he famous Sun Valley Resort and the magnificent Craters of the Moon National Monument. Scenic and diverse, the majestic mountains, pristine lakes and wide open spaces of “The Great American West” make the destination ideal for ranch or outdoor vacations with activities such as horseback riding, hiking, rafting, mountain biking and fishing. The cultural heritage of the Native Americans is a further highlight to be experienced in this vast region. The main gateways for travelers from Europe are Denver and Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington with their respective international airports.