Once known for its majestic scenery and spiritual holiness, Niagara Falls is now a town past its prime. Due to poor an unregulated industrial surge at the turn of the twentieth century, tourists no longer spend much time awe-struck as they gaze at the Falls. When the Falls were conquered by humans, the spirituality Native Americans and Europeans felt while there died. And now that the holiness formerly associated with the Falls is destroyed, there is little hope of ever retaining it.
In the southwest United States, however, there is a well-known town which has the spiritual feeling Niagara Falls lacks. My research looks at what Sedona, Arizona's spirituality is composed of and evaluates the town's reaction as the community grows.