Wilson and Ditch

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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

    In this segment of Digging America, Wilson and Ditch to Tucson, Arizona to visit the Saguaro National Park. After that, they visit the Old Tucson Movie Studios to watch an Old West shootout reenactment.

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  • Seattle, Washington

    In this Wilson and Ditch segment, the two gophers explore the city of Seattle. They visit such places as the Museum of Flight and the Pike Place Market as they learn about Seattle's history and culture.

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  • Chicago, Illinois

    In this Wilson and Ditch segment, the two gophers head to Chicago. There, they eat a lot of deep dish pizza, take the L Train, and learn about the Great Lakes.

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  • New York, New York

    In this segment of Digging America, Wilson and Ditch head to New York City, where they visit Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and Central Park.

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  • Nashville, Tennessee

    In this Wilson and Ditch segment, the two gophers visit Nashville, Tennessee, where they explore the city's country music culture and history.

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  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    In this Wilson and Ditch segment, the gophers head to Philadelphia to see the sights important to the late eighteenth century founding of the United States of America. These include the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, and sites associated with Benjamin Franklin.

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  • Grand Canyon, Arizona

    In this segment of Digging America, Wilson and Ditch visit the Grand Canyon, a one mile deep, 217 miles long canyon carved over millions of years by the Colorado River.

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  • San Francisco, California

    In this Wilson and Ditch segment, the two gophers head to San Francisco to see the sites and learn about the city's history. 

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  • Flathead Valley, Montana

    In this segment of Digging America, Wilson and Ditch become the first gopher National Park Junior Rangers at Glacier National Park--one of the state's eight national parks. Then they head to the Montana County Fair to learn all about Montana's regional culture; viewing prize-winning animals, a livestock auction, and a Native American horse race.

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  • Rapid City, South Dakota

    In this Wilson and Ditch segment, the two gophers head to Rapid City, South Dakota where they visit Mount Rushmore, and are amazed by the landscape and fauna of the Badlands National Park.

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  • St. Louis, Missouri

    In this Wilson and Ditch segment, the two gophers head to St. Louis to view the Gateway Arch and ride a steamboat on the Mississippi River, the fourth longest river in the world.

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  • Miami, Florida

    In this Wilson and Ditch segment, the two gophers head to Miami, where they spend time on the beaches, and visit an alligator rescue farm in the Everglades.

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