It is difficult, if not impossible for many of us, to visit all of America’s National Parks. Through a partnership with Google, now we can visit five of the United States National Parks virtually, but also interactively!
what will you learn when you explore national parks virtually?
The following descriptions were collected from the Arts & Culture site that hosts these virtual national park tours:
Rappel into a crevasse, kayak through icebergs, and watch a glacier recede at Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska
Fly over an active volcano, explore a lava tube, and look out across volcanic cliffs at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii
Fly with thousands of bats, explore incredible formations, and trek by headlamp through a cave at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico
Gaze at the night sky, ride horseback through a canyon, and see hoodoos up close at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah
Dive a shipwreck, swim through the third-largest coral reef in the world, and tour a Civil War-era fort at Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida
Explore these 5 national parks in an interactive, virtual tour.
learn online about other national parks
Look at collections of artifacts from many of the national parks, and listen and read stories from experts. Explore the artifacts in high resolution, up close.
Take a virtual tour of many National Parks
You can see the collections and take the virtual tours at Arts & Culture by Google (scroll down)
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I wrote an entire post on just that!
What’s your favorite National Park?mine is the Great Smoky National Park – so many beautiful family memories were made there
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