The five regions of the United States all have many things that make them unique. Although the Southwest is only made up of four states, they are very large. The Southwest region is known for its vast deserts, delicious food, the Grand Canyon, and rich culture. Let’s learn all about what makes the Southwest so unique, and an amazing place to visit or live!
Create a postcard for a tourist attraction in the Southwest region of the United States!
Welcome to New Mexico!
Dear Steve,How are you? I hope you are having an awesome April vacation! My family and I are in New Mexico and it is so hot here. We just explored the caves at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, have you ever heard of it? A cavern is just a fancy way of saying big cave, and there are lots of them here. This park has over 100 small and large caves in total! A lot of people come here to see the Big Room. It is a HUGE chamber that is about 25 stories high and can hold 6 football fields. We went in it and it was really cool! One thing I didn't know about when we arrived was that there are thousands of bats that sleep in the caves at night. We even saw a bunch of them during our tour, which I was not happy about! The tour guide told us that over five hundred thousand tourists visit the park each year. I had no idea it was so popular. I also learned that they believe the caves were formed about 20 million years ago, making them the oldest cave system in the world! Well, I can't wait to see you back at school soon and enjoy the rest of the break!Your Pal,Brady