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quick on the draw Down a shot of Red Eye and dodge the bullets at recreated gunfights in Tombstone, Arizona, where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday take on the Clanton gang daily at the OK Corral, and Dodge City, Kansas, where High Noon takes place twice a day along Front Street at the Boot Hill Museum. Rodeo Gaga Summer is rodeo season, when wranglers and ropers battle it out for big bucks. Wyoming’s Cody claims to be the ‘Rodeo Capital of the World’, with the Cody Stampede held every year since 1919. Others include the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas and Oregon’s Pendleton Round-Up. Western HeritaGe Durango and Silverton are two Colorado mountain towns with a Western heritage that are linked by a narrow-gauge railroad pulled by a steam engine for 45 miles through a beautiful stretch of mountains. In Durango, the Diamond Belle Saloon in the historic Strater Hotel stages summer shootouts that spill out onto the street. festival time The Old West Festival in Williamsburg, Ohio, sees period interpreters greet patrons, saloon shows and gun fight reenactments starting at High Noon. Kids can pan for gold, watch puppet shows, take a covered wagon ride and get sworn in as deputies for the day. Explore the 2,200mile Oregon Trail – along which thousands migrated west – at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Centre in Oregon City, Oregon, and the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence, Missouri. Discover Western heritage at the Museum of the West in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Buffalo Bill CenteR in Cody, Wyoming, the National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, Texas and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. IS YOUR NEXT VACATION WRITTEN IN THE STARS? WORLD’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY CITY