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My son talks about, that he likes to experience real cowboy western indian culture, like in Back to the future 3. And maybe also a modern large city still with western culture.

Which state to visit?
 

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Hallo from Denmark

My son talks about, that he likes to experience real cowboy western indian culture, like in Back to the future 3. And maybe also a modern large city still with western culture.

Which state to visit?
I would say, most likely, Montana and Wyoming. Also the Dakotas west of the Missouri River. The entire area is sparsely populated and even though the USA's western frontier was pretty much 'closed up' by about 1890, a lot of those old cultural vestiges remain.

Parts of Arizona and New Mexico, too, but with the rapid population growth there over the past few decades, not so much anymore.

Larger cities in northern Texas also try to maintain a lot of the old culture.

It is a fascinating era of history and the adventure and hardships of that time and place are the stuff of legend. Enjoy!

Mike
 

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Obviously, the biggest place to see the cowboy culture is in very rural areas. You'll find it in Ranch Country in northern Arizona, in rural areas of the Hill Country in Texas, and so on.

For cities with this culture, it naturally disappears as blue-collar and white-collar jobs replace agricultural jobs. You won't really find cowboys in urban environments at all, and you're more likely to find this in smaller cities and towns than larger ones. For the biggest ones, Fort Worth, TX, has a cattling culture that is still alive.
 

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There is an interesting cowboy and western culture among Navajos - roping, ranching, western wear, country music. The Navajo Nation is in Northeast Arizona and Northwest New Mexico. You cannot visit there now (closed to outsiders because of Covid-19), and not close to many large cities; the largest are Albuquerque New Mexico and Las Vegas Nevada. Good luck with your travels.
 

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It doesn't really exist anymore like you see in the movies. The American West is a vast & sparsely populated area until you get to the few large cities within it - Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque. The West Coast is nothing like the Western US regional culture. Los Angeles, San Francisco & Seattle are large, prosperous, cosmopolitan cities.
 

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