Oakdale, CA - ER. In the Central Valley of California lies the “Cowboy Capital of the World” known as Oakdale. Adjacent to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, the city of Oakdale is made up of agricultural land, with most business centering on food manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism. Cattle-ranching is quite common in the surrounding areas as well. The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is a popular attraction with tourists, exhibiting historic photographs, saddles, rodeo artifacts, and cowboy gear of local ranchers, cowboys, and cowgirls. And if you especially love outdoor activities, the nearby Stanislaus River offers areas for swimming, fishing, kayaking, rafting, camping, and hiking.
Houston, TX – Telemetry. The largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States, Houston is a popular destination for many travelers across the country. You may be surprised to learn the Houston also houses the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions. If art and theatre peaks your interest, the Houston Theatre District is home to nine major performing arts organizations and six performance halls. Houston also offers a large variety of parks, entertainment venues, and restaurants. And you’re looking to shop your heart out, The Galleria, Texas’s largest shopping mall, is a popular destination for many tourists.
Winston-Salem, NC – L&D. Often referred to as the “City of the Arts”, Winston-Salem in North Carolina is known for its diverse art and music community. Many local art schools and attractions including the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Twin City Stage, make this a popular destination for those interested in the performing and visual arts. Also important to the city of Winston-Salem are its museums. The living history museum, Old Salem, is most popular, revolving around the Moravian settlement founded in 1766. And for the science lovers out there, Winston-Salem offers the popular exhibit, SciWorks, featuring a 119 seat Planetarium and a 15 acre outdoor Environmental Park.