Shining bright in the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is the beautiful Grand Prismatic Spring. The vibrant shades emanating from the waters are different wherever you look, so try and view the largest hot spring in the USA from all vantage points. Whether you stay at ground level or head up one of the nearby hills, Grand Prismatic Spring is a must-see!
This national memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota needs little introduction. Over three million people stop by to visit the giant sculpture each year. If you're planning a scenic fly drive past Mount Rushmore, head along Iron Mountain Road for the best views.
You'll be able to spot American buffalo or bison across the entire Rocky Mountains region. A single bison can stand 6 foot tall, so imagine the awe-inspiring sight when stumbling across a herd. Why not head to Wyoming to discover more about its official state mammal – and see if you can spot one for yourself!
With 762 lakes to choose from, there are just too many awesome views in Glacier National Park, Montana - picking one is not an option. Many Glacier is the perfect place to watch grizzly bears in their natural habitat but the Going-to-the-Sun Road is many visitors' favourite way to see this vast and beautiful space.
If you're a film buff, you'll recognise the nation's first national monument from Steven Spielberg's fantasy film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. At 1,267 feet tall, Devil's Tower is an unmissable feature of the Wyoming landscape, an incredible sight and true icon of the West.
If you want to head off the beaten track and step away from the scenic landscapes, Nevada City is a good place to start. The old mining town in Montana has been preserved and restored, so you'll feel like you’re stepping into the history of the Old West. Virginia City is also nearby and another old mining town that's definitely worth dropping by to see.
The United Tribes Powwow in North Dakota is another cultural sight not to be missed. The Native American celebrations are full of vibrant colours, dancing and singing. Powwow festivals were initially held in springtime but there are now events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.
Deadwood is a city with a lot of history, so much so that the whole town was named a national historic landmark. With the promise of gold in the neighbouring Black Hills, Deadwood became a commercial centre from its beginnings in 1876. Fast forward to 2016 and you can explore the city's past and visit the restored historic buildings in this South Dakota town.
When hiking in Yellowstone National Park, many visitors choose to drop by Mammoth Hot Springs and take in the sight of the step-like terraces of these active waters. It is one of the most unique sights in Yellowstone, as the springs are constantly changing shape and colour. The array of bright hues are evolving from one day to the next so everyone who visits has a view that nobody else will.
Who wouldn’t want to experience the Wild West living like a cowboy while taking in the stunning landscapes of the Rockies? The ranches set in the heart of the region are the best place to view the spectacular mountains. Throw in some horseback riding with a jaw-dropping natural backdrop and there’s a USA holiday not to be forgotten.