From True Grit to the Wild, Wild West, westerns, a truly American genre, are making a comeback introducing the Old West to a new generation that missed Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Bonanza, and other TV classics. Westerns are also frequently aired on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). For your next corporate event, why not revive an American tradition at a Western event venue or theme park.
Los Angeles (Hollywood)
- Wild West Arena, Universal Studios
If you're near Los Angeles or planning to visit soon, Universal Studios' Wild West Arena will take you back to the wild west with western style storefronts, saloons, mechanical bull rides, and interactive games. With a capacity of 500 - 800, meeting planners will find the Wild West Arena an ideal venue for large business meetings. It's also a working movie studio so you never know who'll pass by.
- The Western Town, CF Ranch Production Facility
Originally built as the set for the movie Dead Man's Walk, the Western Town (circa 1800) has a General Store, saloon, stables, jail, log cabins, and stone buildings. It's ideal for small corporate events with a western theme.
Lake George, New York
Wild West Ranch and Western Town offers trail rides on horseback and paintball at the OK Corral Shooting Gallery. Enjoy treats with a western flair at the Wild Horse Saloon and Restaurant or the High Noon Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour.
- Cave Creek Western Town
The historic Western Town of Cave Creek, Arizona embraces its wild west heritage with themed special events throughout the year. The Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area has facilities for biking, camping, hiking, and horse riding.
- Wild West Events, Inc.
Event planners in or visiting Oregon can take advantage of the authentic Old West Town facades and event set up available through Wild West Events. In other words, event planning for wild west events has never been easy. They literally bring a western town to you. Wild West Events even has a portable arena with bucking shoots.
If you aren't located in the USA, you can still get in on the Wild West action.
- Calgary, Alberta Wild West Event Centre
- Australia: Gold Rush Country at Dreamworld can accommodate 100 for a banquet and 300 for cocktails