Snow domes are a global enterprise. Not only do they represent a great diversity of places around the world, the history of their creation is closely tied to the development of the idea of an inter-connected global society, borderless travel and tourism for the masses. Imagined first in France, they have been made there, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, Hong Kong and China and are still made and modified as a unique art / craft item.
The links below will take you to books, collectors, exhibitions and other sources. They will give you some hint as to the great range of snow domes made to the present, and how they can be so much more than just tourist tat.