Amazing Virtual Tours Of National Parks In The US

Amazing Virtual Tours Of National Parks In The US
Trip101 Editorial
Trip101 Editorial

The ongoing spread of COVID-19 pandemic has forced some national parks in the US to close for the moment. Some of these parks include Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Crater Lake national parks — all closed last March 24 due to health and safety concerns. In the meantime, park lovers are advised to stay home and practice social distancing when going out as these practices delay the spread and help in flattening the curve. Also, they can embark on virtual tours of their beloved national parks while at home. These virtual tours can help fill the gap for any park lover and can serve as an inspiration for their next adrenaline-filled trip. So, here are the list of national parks in the US that offers virtual tours.

By Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture is Google’s own initiative to preserve the splendor and diversity of natural and man-made attractions for future generations. This initiative aims to digitize the beauty of each attraction by creating guided virtual tours and 360-degree views of them for all to see. Luckily, Google has a selection of five unique US national parks that you can view right in your browser.

Google Arts and Culture

Website: Google Arts and Culture - national parks

Alaska’s Kenai Fjords

Source: Photo by user CROCKERBD used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Head over to Alaska as you partake in this virtual tour of Kenai Fjords. You’ll get to rappel down a crevasse, kayak through icebergs, and watch a glacier recede. This tour will not only heighten your adrenaline, but it will also open your eyes to the inconvenient truth of global warming.

Explore Alaska’s Kenai Fjords

Website: Google Arts and Culture - Kenai Fjords

Hawaii's Volcanoes

Puu Oo cropped
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Hike395 used under PUBLIC DOMAIN

Curious about how Hawaii came to be? Then head over to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and embark on a guided virtual tour. Here, you’ll get to peek inside a lava tube and see an erupting volcano with informative audio prompts guiding you.

Explore Hawaii's Volcanoes

Website: Google Arts and Culture - Hawaii’s Volcanoes

New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns National Park and White's City, New Mexico, USA
Source: Photo by user Jirka Matousek used under CC BY 2.0

If you’re curious about what is it like to be a bat, then participate in this guided tour through Carlsbad Caverns. This guided tour will take you inside the cave that houses thousands of bats. Plus, you’ll be able to explore the lower cave section, examine the cave’s stalagmites and stalactites, and discover secret cave rooms.

Explore New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns

Website: Google Arts and Culture - Carlsbad Caverns

Utah's Bryce Canyon

Source: Photo by user Jean-Christophe B... used under CC BY 3.0

On this virtual tour, you’ll see how the magnificent landscape of Utah’s Bryce Canyon. Switch to nighttime and you’ll be amazed at the beauty of stars and constellations spread over the murky black sky. Also, you get to learn how hoodoos formed and ride in a horseback throughout the canyon.

Explore Utah's Bryce Canyon

Website: Google Arts and Culture - Bryce Canyon

Florida's Dry Tortugas

Fort jefferson arches dry tortugas
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Marque1313 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Dive into the cool waters of Florida as you explore the breathtaking marine world underneath at Dry Tortugas National Park. You get to dive with experts over the coral reefs as you listen to their educational tidbits. Plus, you get to explore the Windhammer Wreck and Fort Jefferson, a Civil-War-era now housing park rangers and accepting curious visitors.

Explore Florida's Dry Tortugas

Website: Google Arts and Culture - Dry Tortugas

By Google Earth


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Source: Photo by user Denali National P... used under PUBLIC DOMAIN

Denali National Park


Grand Canyon National Park: North Rim: Muted Sunrise From Cape Royal 0163
Source: Photo by user Grand Canyon Nati... used under CC BY 2.0

Grand Canyon National Park


Half Dome with Eastern Yosemite Valley (50MP)
Source: Photo by user Thomas Wolf used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Channel Islands National Park

Death Valley National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Redwood National Park

Sequoia National Park

Yosemite National Park


Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park
Source: Photo by user Ken Lund used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Black Canyon National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park


Everglades National Park cypress
Source: Photo by user National Park Ser... used under PUBLIC DOMAIN

Dry Tortugas National Park

Everglades National Park


Acadia National Park, ME (16243110897)
Source: Photo by user heipei used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Acadia National Park


Glacier National Park Hidden Lake overview 20060703
Source: Photo by user Mark Wagner used under CC BY 2.5

Glacier National Park

North Carolina

Great-Smoky-Mountains Panorama
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Tetra09 used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

South Dakota

MK00609 Badlands
Source: Photo by user Martin Kraft used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Badlands National Park

Wind Cave National Park


View from Visitor's Center, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
Source: Photo by user Ken Lund used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

US Virgin islands

Virgin Islands National Park Reef Bay
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Galen S. Swint used under CC BY 2.0

Virgin Islands National Park


Delicate arch sunset
Source: Photo by user Palacemusic used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Arches National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Zion National Park


Tolmie Peak, Mount Rainier National Park
Source: Photo by user Jonathan Miske used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Mount Rainier National Park

Olympic National Park

West Virginia

Robertson Mountain, Shenandoah National Park
Source: Photo by user MatthewBenson used under CC BY 2.0

Shenandoah National Park


Morning Glory Pool Yellowstone National Park
Source: Photo by user MatthiasKabel used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Boost your adrenaline with virtual tours

If you are a park lover confined to your own home, you have no reason to stop looking for adventure with these virtual tours available online. These tours help fill the gap for anyone looking to boost their adrenaline. You should embark on these virtual tour as they will not only satisfy the desire to go an outdoor adventure, but they will also enrich your mind. Plus, they also serve as inspirations for your next thrilling sojourn to a national park.

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