There are some things everyone knows about the Great American West region – awe-inspiring geysers in Yellowstone National Park, free-roaming bison in North Dakota and the stunning colors of the South Dakota Badlands.
But the communities and states in the region also have their own unique quirks, and while they’re just part of everyday life for locals, visitors will delight in these peculiarities. From “finger steaks” in Idaho to mermaids in Montana, these include tasty regional foods, spooky stops and just plain unexpected opportunities. Read on to learn more about the quirks of the Great American West:
Idaho: Finger steaks, flow waves and fire lookout stays keep Idaho quirky
Montana: From ghosts to mermaids, Montana has surprises in store
- Missoula (Glacier Country), Montana: Delight in the many quirky-named beers
North Dakota: Experience the larger-than-life roadside art
- Fargo-Moorhead, North Dakota: Get your fill with a smorgasbord feast
South Dakota: Gravity is unbalanced and vinegar is tasty in South Dakota
- Rapid City, South Dakota: Eat your way around Rapid City and its many local delicacies
Wyoming: Everyone in Wyoming knows Steamboat, and he’s everywhere
- Cheyenne, Wyoming: Beyond the beef: Can you guess Cheyenne’s real favorite fare?
- Cody, Wyoming: Where everybody is a friend
- Yellowstone National Park: Huckleberries are everywhere in Yellowstone National Park
Denver: Denver’s Mile High magic is on display everywhere
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