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Meet Wilson and Ditch, two funny, energetic and talkative gopher brothers, who are in a van – an eco-powered one - and driving around America. Wilson, the older brother, loves learning and teaching facts and reading about each new locale they travel to. He always drives the van while Ditch, the younger more fun-seeking brother who loves to relax and eat, is the permanent passenger. These gopher brothers drive from city to city as tourists who learn the history, "actual facts" (as Wilson calls them), and fun facts of every new location. The brothers also love experiencing the usual touristy stuff as well as the really unusual, obscure, and sometimes just weird sites each city has to offer. Join Wilson and Ditch and DIG AMERICA with them!

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Tucson, Arizona


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Tucson, Arizona

Travel to Tucson, Arizona with Wilson and Ditch and go to the Saguaro National Park to view huge cacti, and then travel to the Old Tucson Movie Studios where they witness a pretend Old West shootout.

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Seattle, Washington


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Seattle, Washington

Join Wilson and Ditch as they explore the city of Seattle, Washington! The GoBros learn all about the sites in Seattle, including the Space Needle Building, the Museum of Flight, and the Pike Place Market.

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Chicago, Illinois


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Chicago, Illinois

Travel with Wilson and Ditch to the Windy City - Chicago! Viewers learn about the home of the L train, Wrigley Field, and deep dish pizza!

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New York, New York


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New York, New York

Wilson and Ditch hang out in Times Square and talk about subways, taxis, and the Statue of Liberty. The gopher brothers then head to Central Park for some fun.

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Nashville, Tennessee


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Nashville, Tennessee

Wilson and Ditch visit Nashville where they tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and then sing some classics at the Grand Ole Opry!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Join Wilson and Ditch as they head to Philadelphia for an American history lesson as they view Liberty Bell Center, go to Independence Hall, and find out about founding father, Ben Franklin.

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Grand Canyon, Arizona


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Grand Canyon, Arizona

Wilson and Ditch visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona. They learn about the world’s deepest hole and are blown away by the view, especially when they go onto a Skywalk that hangs over the Canyon.

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San Francisco, California


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San Francisco, California

Head to San Francisco, California with Wilson and Ditch and check out San Francisco Bay, learn about Alcatraz Island, marvel at the Golden Gate Bridge, and take a ferry ride to Angel Island.

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Flathead Valley, Montana


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Flathead Valley, Montana

Wilson and Ditch are honored as the first gophers to become National Park Junior Rangers at Glacier National Park. The GoBros teach viewers all about the state of Montana and head to the Montana County Fair.

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Rapid City, South Dakota


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Rapid City, South Dakota

Travel with Wilson and Ditch as they explore Rapid City, South Dakota. They are amazed by the presidential faces carved into Mount Rushmore, and then visit the Badlands and view prairie dogs and a huge bison.

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St. Louis, Missouri


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St. Louis, Missouri

Come along with Wilson and Ditch to St. Louis, Missouri where they view the Gateway Arch before trying to take a ride on a steamboat on the great Mississippi River.

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Miami, Florida


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Miami, Florida

Wilson and Ditch hang out on a local beach in Miami, Florida, enjoying the sun, soft sand, and surf before going to see an alligator show at a gator rescue farm near the Everglades National Park.

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