We've learned a few things over the years. Our editors have assembled the ultimate list of must-do activities from across the region. How many have you done?
Certain animals thrive in our neck of the woods. An entire town of prairie dogs lives in Mackenzie Park in Lubbock, Texas, and Key deer can be found pretty easily around their namesake refuge in the Florida Keys. You'll have to work harder, though, to spy the wild horses at Maryland and Virginia's Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The vote for most awe-inspiring, however, goes to the bison at Oklahoma's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. They inject a remarkable sense of life into this serene, haunting landscape.