Host Don Wildman takes on some amazing adventures to places most people are not allowed. First, he heads into the time trials at an insane boot camp for a NASCAR pit crew. Next, Don dives down thirty feet below Sin City's most spectacular aquatic show to see how they pull off the show, "Le Reve". Then, he pilots the Goodyear Blimp and learns what keeps this icon in the air and on everyone's mind. Lastly, Don steps into the ring with one of the Everglades' deadliest residents- the alligator.
Don gets hands-on experience in some of the roughest and toughest work environments imaginable, including fighting fires, cleaning up waterways, and repairing an Olympic venue.
520-feet above Seattle, Don Wildman uncovers the emerald city from the outer rim of the Space Needle. Mosquito Fleet steamboats prove difficult to find in the icy waters surrounding the city.
Don travels the country to explore many technologies, from a futuristic array of luggage conveyors to a manned rover designed to explore other planets.
Don gets tossed overboard on a Class IV rafting trip on his way to a secret moonshining town. Collapsing coal mines and prehistoric caves challenge him as he navigates through the treacherous spots of Tennessee.
Don gets access to a 100 year-old powerhouse, run by Nikola Tesla's ingenious invention, discovers a tunnel system from the early 1800s and explores the behemoth structures that line the Buffalo River-the concrete grain elevators.
Don gets access to an isolated stronghold that once saved New York city, uncovers the fantasy island arsenal of the biggest arms dealer on earth, and scrambles around a forgotten relic once used to keep the depraved out of site.
New York City's crowded urban concrete jungle is nearly unrecognizable from the swampy wilderness it once was. Don explores the hidden corners of New York where lost traces of the city can still be found.
Don explores the hidden corners of Boston to uncover how this city has been solving big problems with bold ideas. He gets access to the first subway in the US, an innovative sewage superhighway under the city, the 2nd largest waste treatment plant in the US that has helped Boston to clean up its infamously filthy harbor, a windmill that's a high tech source of green energy, a military stronghold and the remnants of forgotten towns, utterly destroyed to quench the city of Boston's thirst.
Don investigates Hawaii's bloody rituals, secret bunkers and dark underground worlds. He'll explore a hi-tech tunnel bored into a volcano and the rusting remains and twisting waterways that powered its first cash crop: sugar.
Don enters St Louis' secret world to see how its wild ambition turned it into an industrial powerhouse. Like a colossal jungle gym, Don scales a 150-year-old bridge, explores a labyrinth of beer caves and delves into its past.
Don climbs the towering remains of Pittsburgh’s steel industry, scales its bridges, dives into its murky rivers, and explores its mysterious tunnels to reveal how this dirty industry town turned itself into a hi-tech 21st century metropolis.
Don explores the Twin Cities' hidden underworld, gangster hangouts and massive industries. Don reveals the secret past of these sibling cities: from monster mills to subterranean breweries and mega-engineering projects.
Don blasts and pours a million dollars in gold in the Rockies and retraces the Escape from Alcatraz. Way below Manhattan, he explores an engineering marvel. He's making whisky barrels in Kentucky and joining the parade in LA.
Don wrestles alligators in Florida, pilots a blimp in Ohio, explores seismic engineering in California, zip-lines underground in Kentucky, follows The New York Times in New York, and scales a space-age roof in Colorado.
Don fights fire in Florida, gets a behind-the-scenes look at the New Year's Eve ball in Times Square, explores a military fortress inside a mountain, makes snow in California, disarms an IED, and saves a bridge in Kentucky.
Don makes bourbon in Kentucky, explores a subway project deep beneath Manhattan, climbs ’coasters in Ohio, goes behind the scenes of a big engineering project on Lake Okeechobee, saves a victim from a collapsed building and tames an inferno in Texas.
Don climbs 500 feet to the new Bay Bridge in San Francisco, gets a rare glimpse inside America’s money factory in Denver, makes sugar in Florida, drives the billion-dollar planetary rover, lights up Las Vegas and drinks water that went from toilet to tap.
Don races down an icy bobsled slope, dives behind the glitz of a Vegas show, gets into the guts of a dam, takes out trash in California and travels beneath Denver’s airport.
Don tears apart old cars and cleans out the pipes at an aquarium in California, digs for sea salt in Utah, visits NASA testing grounds in Ohio, rides atop a tramcar in Palm Springs, and joins in on the demolition of a bridge in New Hampshire.
Don blasts through the streets of Ohio, climbs up to the roof of Cowboys Stadium in Texas, rips apart old cars in California, gets behind the scenes of fire, water and ice spectaculars in Las Vegas, and hides out in a bomb shelter in Utah.
Don prepares for a ski jump in Utah, fires off a few rounds in Massachusetts (and demolishes a pier while he’s at it), and goes behind the scenes at a rocket launch in California.
Don shoots the rapids and mucks out pig stalls in North Carolina, learns the secrets of bull riding in Texas, explores a tunnel boring machine in Miami, and stakes out early casino security in Las Vegas.
Don floats on a barge along the Edisto River in South Carolina in search of sinker logs that can be milled and turned into hardwood floors and furniture. He dives into the river, wraps a cable around the sinker log, and uses a pulley system on the barge to bring it to the surface. Then, he heads to the mill, where the log is dried and cut with an Alaskan sawmill. Next, Don heads to Hendrick Motorsports in North Carolina for a pit crew training and practice program to learn the pit stop basics and see if he has what it takes. Later, Don travels to the Arrowood Quarry to see how they pull a hard rock out of the Earth. He witnesses a blast that fractures a section of granite rock before it gets collected and crushed into smaller pieces. Next, Don hops onto a boat headed to the eastern end of Santa Cruz Island, a part of the Channel Islands National Park. From there Don puts on a wet suit, gets into his kayak and paddles along the shore into a number of sea caves along the island's coast. Finally, Don boards one of the flight simulators used to train UPS pilots at UPS Worldport in Louisville KY. Here, he steps into the cockpit and takes control of a simulation aboard a 767 over Las Vegas.
Don heads to zMAX Dragway, the world's only four-lane all concrete drag strip, where he gets to ride in a two-person dragster at around 160mph. Next, Don visits UPS Worldport in Louisville KY, where he unloads an incoming aircraft and sorts packages. Then, he heads to Washington DC where the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool's water supply system is being updated to eliminate stagnant water by circulating water from the Tidal Basin. Here, Don carefully places one of the original stone slabs back along the edge of the pool. Then, in Wilson NC, Don travels to a local restaurant for a grease pick up. He places the collection truck's hose in a bucket of grease and and then dumps the grease into a processor back at the facility. He checks out the grease step by step as it is refined into biodiesel. And in Denver CO, Don ducks underground to a construction site where a 22-bay bus station is being built as part of the Denver Union Station redevelopment project. And finally, Don heads to Hawaiian Falls Waterpark in Roanoke, TX to see how crews gear up for the impending summer season. Here he climbs up a rope about 8-stories to wax and buff a section of the "
Don rips off a roof in Philly, carves stone for the National Cathedral, gets an up close look at a jet engine in NC, and tests fireworks in California.
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