As we all continue to practice social distancing and do our part to help flatten the curve, some of us may be starting to go a little stir-crazy from all the time spent indoors. Thankfully, we live in a time where technology lets us explore the world without ever leaving our homes. Here are some sites and attractions throughout Minnesota, the United States, and the world that let you virtually explore.
Experience the wonders and fun of Minnesota through live cams, live virtual guided tours, and 360° photos. The Minnesota DNR has virtual tours of state parks and trails and live cams covering eagle nests, to falcons, to the Mississippi headwaters. If you’re more interested in wolves than birds, you can also view the International Wolf Center’s live cam. Next, visit Como Park Conservatory, and tour their spring flower show. Once you’ve gotten your fill of the great Minnesotan outdoors, take a step into history at the Glensheen Mansion. They are doing live tours on their facebook page every morning at 8 am, or head over to their website for a virtual self-guided tour. Take a break from history and learn about the animals of SeaQuest on their daily virtual field trips. Next, take a room by room tour of the historic Minnesota Governor’s Residence. The last stop on your Minnesotan tour takes you to the Science Museum of Minnesota where you can join Dr. Alex Hastings as he takes you on a tour of the paleontology collection.
Venture outside the land of 10,000 lakes for more adventure. First, visit five National Parks with Google Arts and Culture. Commentary from a park guide and supplemental videos will make you feel like you’re really there. When you’re done, return to Google Arts and Culture for a huge selection of virtual tours of art museums around the world. We promise you’ll find something to pique your interest. Next, it wouldn’t be a complete virtual adventure without some adorable animals! Tour a farm or visit a zoo. From sea otters to sharks, get your fill of aquatic creatures at the Monterey Bay Aquarium then visit some land animals at the San Diego Zoo. End your busy day by viewing the Northern Lights.
Still looking for more places to tour? Check out this list for more ideas.
We hope these tours will satisfy your travel bug for now and that you’ll be able to come visit us in Roseville soon!