Virtual Travel

B-52 Storage Area, Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson,  Arizona, USA

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A Photographic Tour of Abandoned Cold War Sites

In a new book, historian Robert Grenville explores the haunting beauty of nature reclaiming some of history’s most notorious sites

The Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium, is one of dozens of ceilings featured in the new book "The Art of Looking Up."

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A Tour of the World's Most Spectacular Ceilings

In her new book 'The Art of Looking Up,' Catherine McCormack captures stunning ceilings around the globe

The Melckmeyt sank in October 1659

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Take a Virtual Tour of a 17th-Century Shipwreck

A new VR experience lets users explore the "Melckmeyt" without diving into Iceland’s freezing waters

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Listen to the Stories of Alabama’s Civil Rights Sites

A new interactive project seeks to preserve oral testimonies connected to 20 historic locations

In a 21st-century tribute to antiquity, bronze sculptures by the late Igor Mitoraj, including this centaur, grace the public grounds of the archaeological site.

The New Treasures of Pompeii

From gorgeous artworks to grimacing corpses, archaeologists are still uncovering the truth about life—and death—in the doomed city

A park ranger gives the Obama family a tour of Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 2016.

3-D Map to Digitize Part of Carlsbad Caverns Down to the Millimeter

The National Parks Service is also compiling a modern cultural history of the caverns

Bobbleheads of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League teams

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Visit the World’s Only Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

The Milwaukee attraction showcases the oldest and rarest of all the bobbleheads—and thousands more

Petroglyphs at the Reef Bay Trail in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Eight Spots in the United States Where You Can See Petroglyphs

There are rock carvings and paintings in some unexpected locations around the country

The new app allows users to walk on the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

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The Augmented Reality App That Lets You Experience the Moon Landing

Tied to a new series from the Smithsonian Channel, the app is the closest you can get to being on the moon without time-traveling to 1969

Monterrey A stem post

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Virtual Reality Museum Allows Users to Explore Five Shipwrecked Vessels

The online portal features 3-D models, video footage and mosaic maps of five 19th- and 20th-century shipwrecks

Glowing ice sculptures span eight million square feet of Harbin, a city in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.

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Step Inside Winter's Most Spectacular Wonderland at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Northeast China

Visitors brave -40 degree temperatures to climb glistening ice castles and frozen replicas of iconic buildings

“Nellie Bly: The Virtual Reality Experience” tracks Bly’s travels from Egypt to Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, San Francisco and beyond

VR Experience Lets You Join Nellie Bly on Her 72-Day Trip Around the World

The Newseum, Vive collaboration catalogues the intrepid reporter’s record-breaking journey

The virtual museum features seven rooms focused on themes such as correspondence, music and flirtation.

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Explore Vermeer’s Surviving Paintings, Together After All This Time, in One Virtual Exhibition

The augmented reality “Meet Vermeer” experience details the Dutch Old Master’s artistic style, life and enduring legacy

The spectacular 13th-century Noravank monastery is situated among mountain cliffs in southern Armenia.

Armenia

This Free Virtual Reality App Drops Users in the Heart of Historic Armenia

Painstaking imaging of cultural heritage sites worldwide has the potential to usher in a new era of participatory preservation efforts

The app opens a 'portal' that allows users to step into a series of immersive AR experiences

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Step Into Scotland With Immersive AR App

Portal AR allows users to traverse Britain’s highest peak, roam the halls of Edinburgh Castle and enjoy whiskey at Highlands distillery

The imagined surface of Kepler-186f, an Earth-size planet orbiting a small red star.

NASA's New Exoplanet Travel Bureau Lets You 'Tour' Far-Distant Planets In 360 Degrees

Eager space tourists can now visit sunny Kepler-186f, a moon of Kepler-16b or the Earth-like TRAPPIST-1e virtually

The Kremer Museum features more than 70 works by Dutch and Flemish Old Masters

Pop-Up VR Museum to Bring Dutch and Flemish Masterpieces to the Masses

The Kremer Museum was imagined up after its creators grew disillusioned with constraints associated with showcasing a collection in a physical building

Tatev Monastery in Armenia.

Armenia

Explore Armenia's Medieval Monasteries in Interactive 360-Degree Panoramas

Navigate through secluded buildings that once housed some of the brightest scholars of the Middle Ages

Take in the spectacular view with a new VR simulation of the International Space Station.

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Take a Virtual Trip to the International Space Station

New VR simulation turns you into an orbiting astronaut

Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the parks featured in the virtual reality tours.

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Explore Some of America's Greatest National Parks in Virtual Reality

The next best thing to celebrating the Centennial in person

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