You may be stuck inside right now, but that doesn't mean you can't virtually visit some of the great places in Las Vegas and around the country.
1. The Neon Museum is offering virtual tours and gallery talks. They recently did a Facebook Live of the Tim Burton exhibit before it officially ended (although some things will remain on display) and they have been hosting gallery talks, including one about the historic sign from the Moulin Rouge. Just head to their Facebook page to see more.
2. The Mob Museum has several virtual tours. You can learn about the birth of the mob, the mob and its role in the Las Vegas in the early days, and the mob in politics and culture both in Las Vegas and around the country. Check out their website.
3. It's been 108 years since the Titanic sank and claimed hundreds of lives. You can now enjoy Titanic: The Virtual Experience in Las Vegas and Orlando on their website. Get up-close views of nearly 400 artifacts, dramatic recreations and replicas of the ship's common areas and cabins.
4. The Lion Habitat in Henderson may not be open, but the animals are still on display virtually. The nonprofit group is posting educational and fun videos on their Facebook page of their lions, birds, tortoises and Ozzie the giraffe, who is known for his painting. They also have fun activities for kids to enjoy virtually.
5. Wynn Las Vegas is uploading daily virtual tours and behind-the-scenes videos to its Twitter account. A recent post features a sculpture titled Smiling King Bear by Spanish contemporary artist, @okudart, that has found a permanent home in the hotel-casino's new outdoor area meetings and convention expansion.
Smiling King Bear by Spanish contemporary artist, @okudart, has come out of hibernation and found its permanent home in our new outdoor area meetings and convention expansion. pic.twitter.com/7cRCCPKmT0
— Wynn Las Vegas (@WynnLasVegas) April 21, 2020
6. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is offering virtual field trips. Their most recent tour was all about dinosaurs. Despite geographical location, the museum can bring fun, innovative, STEAM topics, and educational experiences to students directly to their classrooms.
7. If you are interested in fine art this may be the virtual tour for you. Kush Fine Art Galleries are located in Las Vegas, Maui and Laguna Beach. Kush Fine Art is one-of-a-kind art gallery in the industry of fine art, featuring the unique collection of original paintings, prints, drawings, jewelry, art, books, bronze and silver sculptures. For more information visit our website at www.kushfineart.com and take the tour by clicking here.
8. Hoover Dam is considered one of the wonders of the world. It was built created to control flooding, provide irrigation water and supply much-needed electricity to the southwest area of the United States. It is named after our 31st president, Herbert Hoover. Click here to take a virtual tour.
9. Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Nevada is a popular destination for many residents of Nevada. It is known for its crimson-colored rocks and hiking. You can visit the park without ever leaving home by clicking here.
10. The London Bridge at Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is another popular destination for residents of Nevada. The London Bridge was built in the 1830s and formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England. To take a virtual tour, click here.
11. There are several virtual tours of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. You can take a virtual hike into Grand Canyon with the USGS, descending South Kaibab Trail to Phantom Ranch. Then returning to the South Rim by ascending Bright Angel Trail. Or you can take a virtual raft tour down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon - starting at Lees Ferry (River Mile 0) and ending at the Lake Mead National Recreational Area. (River Mile 215).
12. Yosemite National Park offers several stunning virtual tours. You can start by exploring some of the main attractions in the park, including the Upper Geyser Basin, and Fort Yellowstone. Click here to get started.
13. It may be a while before we are able to safely visit New York City, but you can bring Central Park to you with their guided, virtual walk that starts at West 72nd Street and takes you to the heart of the park. Click here to start walking.
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