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Destinations

This list of selected sites across the Southwest continues to grow as we add records to our database. Check back frequently for updates or contact our Webmaster to suggest an addition.

Texas

Aquarena Center
http://www.continuing-ed.swt.edu/aquarena/
A non-profit nature center owned by Texas State University dedicated to the protection and preservation of the San Marcos springs.

Freeman Ranch
http://www.txstate.edu/freemanranch/
A model Texas Hill Country working ranch that supports education, research, and service needs of Texas State University.

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/
One of the world's preeminent institutions for literacy and cultural research at the University of Texas at Austin.

Institute of Texan Cultures
http://www.texancultures.com/
An educational center located at the University of Texas at San Antonio dedicated to enhancing the understanding of the history and diverse cultures of Texas through exhibits, programs, and publications that encourage acceptance and appreciation of our differences as well as our common humanity.

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center
http://www.english.txstate.edu/kap/
A cooperative project between Texas State University and the Hays County Preservation Associates that funds a Writer in Residence and hosts literary events.

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
http://www.cowgirl.net/
The only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West. Nationally known for its exhibits, research library, rare photography collection, and the honorees in its Hall of Fame.

National Parks of Texas
http://www.nps.gov/state/tx/index.htm
Map and links to national parks in Texas, including San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Big Bend National Park, and Fort Davis National Historic Site.

O. Henry Museum
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/o-henry-museum
Austin home of William Sidney Porter, who became famous as a short-story writer under the pen name O. Henry. This Queen Anne-style cottage has since been restored and now contains artifacts and memorabilia from Porter's life in Austin.

Texas State Parks and Historic Sites
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Guide to the state parks and historical sites of Texas, including information about campsites, accomodations, and recreational activities.

Winedale
http://www.cah.utexas.edu/museums/winedale.php
A 225 acre complex of 19th-century structures and modern facilities in northern Fayette County preserved to foster an understanding of Texas history and culture through research, teaching, and public service

New Mexico

D. H. Lawrence Ranch
http://www.unm.edu/~taosconf/Taos/DHlawrence.htm
Memorial site where the reknowned author spent summers writing.

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
http://www.elcaminoreal.org/
Interactive website about the historic route between Santa Fe and Mexico City - for centuries the only artery for news, supplies, and travel to the far-flung Spanish colony of New Mexico.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
http://www.indianpueblo.org/
Dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian culture, history and art from Pre-Columbian to current time.

National Hispanic Cultural Center
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Supports the cross-cultural appreciation and understanding of Hispanic culture by preserving and showcasing historic and contemporary Hispanic arts, humanities, and achievements over the past 400 years.

National Parks and Monuments of New Mexico
http://www.nps.gov/state/nm/index.htm
Map and links to national parks and monuments in New Mexico, including Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Petroglyph National Monument, and Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

New Mexico State Monuments
http://www.nmmonuments.org/
Guide to New Mexico State Monuments.

New Mexico State Parks and Historic Sites
http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/index.htm
Guide to New Mexico's state parks and historical sites including information about educational and recreational activities.

Palace of the Governors
http://www.palaceofthegovernors.org/
Originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain's seat of government for what is today the American Southwest. Chronicles the history of Santa Fe, as well as New Mexico and the region.

Arizona

Arizona State Parks
http://www.pr.state.az.us/
Guide to the state parks of Arizona.

National Parks and Monuments of Arizona
http://www.nps.gov/state/az/index.htm
Map and links to national parks and monuments in Arizona, including Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Navajo National Monument, and Hohokam Pima National Monument.

Pueblo Grande Museum
http://www.ci.phoenix.az.us/PARKS/pueblo.html
Located at a 1,500 year-old Hohokam village. Collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits materials from the site of Pueblo Grande as well as archaeological and ethnographic material from the Greater Southwest.

Nevada

Las Vegas Springs Preserve
http://www.springspreserve.org/
Historic land located just west of downtown Las Vegas. Historically known as "Big Springs," the area is one of the richest and most unique cultural and biological resources in Southern Nevada.

National Parks of Nevada
http://www.nps.gov/state/nv/index.htm
Map and links to national parks in Nevada, including Death Valley National Park and the Pony Express National Historic Trail.

Nevada State Parks
http://parks.nv.gov/
Guide to the state parks of Nevada.