Scenic Wonders of America
Sunrise over Maine’s Acadia National Parks sets the stage for this mesmerizing excursion through panorama of the Atlantic region’s timeless natural wonders. Join the “leaf peepers” in New Hampshire and Vermont as visitors flock to the White Mountains to catch the autumn foliage at its peak of vibrant colors. In New York, gaze in wonder at the massive, mesmerizing power of Niagara Falls. Discover the fascinating formations lining the tunnels and twisting corridors of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Witnesses the healing power of nature in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, and relive pioneer traditions, still very much alive, in the Great Smoky Mountains. Explore the romantic and forbidding Okefenokee, the king of swamps, in Georgia, and the unusual and mysterious Everglades in Florida.
Awaken your spirit of adventure as your cross-country odyssey continues westward, beginning at the mighty Mississippi River. Beyond lies uncompromised lands of startling contrasts. In the Badlands of South Dakota unearth the surprising fossilized remains of alligators and turtles. Scale Devils Tower, the nature-created skyscraper and our country’s first national monument. Cruise the Sun Road, one of the world’s great scenic routes, in Glacier National Park. Catch geysers as they erupt in Yellowstone, and gaze in wonder at the Grand Teton in Wyoming, and the Arches, the stone forest where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid eluded the law. Finally, witness 225 million years of geological history as you ascend “the Grand Staircase,” a series of plateaus that extends from the Grand Canyon in Arizona to Bryce Canyon in Utah. You’ll discover why the West is more than a place;it’s a state of mind.