What's New in the West: September 2012
Highlights include a new streetcar line in Portland, a new exhibit at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, and a live 3-D program at Imiloa Astronomy Center on Hawaii’s Big Island.
- The Atlas of Yellowstone, a new guide to the national park, includes more than 250 pages of maps, graphs, and geographic insights. $65. atlasofyellowstone.com.
- Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition probes the forces that helped shape Anakin and Luke. See Darth Vader’s costume and other props at Telus World of Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Oct. 27–Apr. 1. starwarsidentities.com.
- Starting in September, a new streetcar line connects Portland’s downtown to the central east side—and OMSI. portlandstreetcar.org.
- Headed to the airport? The app Just Landed notifies you of flight changes and sends a reminder when it’s time to leave for the terminal. Free. itunes.apple.com.
- The exhibit Trails Through Time: Contemporary Photography of the Oregon Trail reimagines the pioneers’ historic journeys. At the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City, Ore. blm.gov/or/oregontrail.
- At McCarran International Airport’s new Terminal 3, in Las Vegas, find free Wi-Fi, slot machines (of course), and an express spa. mccarran.com.
- Best Easy Day Hikes Spokane and Coeur d’Alene details and maps 22 trails ranging from strolls to all-day outings in northwest Idaho and neighboring Washington. $10. barnesandnoble.com.
- Skies Above Hawaii, a live 3-D program at Imiloa Astronomy Center on Hawaii’s Big Island, explores the night sky with themes such as moons of the solar system. imiloahawaii.org.
This article was first published in September 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.