The futuristic resort at the center of the new HBO drama Westworld offers complete immersion in fantasy, not history, selling guests literally and figuratively on an idealized version of the American frontier. The sprawling grounds around the photogenic town of Sweetwater are stocked with the touchstones of the era — cowboys, horses, and saloons — but the immaculately planned arena is largely without the grime or disease that met those who tried their luck out West in the mid-to-late 19th century.

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