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The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

Virtual tours to enjoy from home: Vol. 5

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postedMay 19, 2020
While the 2020 travel season currently is on hold, there is no reason to hit pause on dreaming about (and planning) future trips. Below are details on virtual tours at five destinations you should have on your list

The National Tour Association has compiled an extensive list of virtual tours and educational resources for travel planners. You can see what's happening in popular cities, states, and provinces—and at top attractions—by checking out their digital resources.

Demonstration at Huntsville Depot
Demonstration at Huntsville Depot (Photo by Huntsville CVB)

Huntsville CVB

Huntsville is hosting a series of virtual events during the COVID-19 crisis that offer travel planners a way to learn more about some of the city's top historical and natural attractions, arts and entertainment options, and truly local experiences that can be found across the city.

For more information, email CVB’s Pam Willliams.

Delaware's Hagley Museum and Library
Wisteria in bloom at the Hagley (Photo by

Hagley Museum and Library

As part of its Hagley From Home initiative, the museum allows viewers to check out 360-degree virtual tours, behind-the-scenes videos with our Hagley Historian, virtual science lessons and experiments, video field trips, and educational resources for educators.

For more information, email the museum’s Bonnie Wirth.

Canadian Museum of Nature

You can join the museum’s John Swettenham (see above) on a walk through the historical facility. The attraction’s YouTube channel also includes videos that cover topical themes, specific exhibits, and research projects. Teachers also will find plenty of resources to help them.

For more information, email the museum’s Lorna Sierolawski.

The Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The Lincoln Memorial at night (Photo by CC Flickr/John Brighenti:

Destination DC

Transport yourself to Washington, DC for dozens of immersive virtual adventures. Experience what it’s like to step foot inside the majestic Lincoln Memorial, walk through bustling Union Market or visit a free Smithsonian Institution museum.

For more information, email Destination DC’s Lindsay Hill.

USS Midway battleship in San Diego
On the deck of the USS MIdway (Photo by

USS Midway

Enjoy a unique and exclusive 360 tour of America’s favorite aircraft carrier museum’s most popular spaces and exhibits. Listen to the award-winning audio tour, view a naval aircraft gallery and read amazing historical accounts of the USS Midway.

For more information, email the attraction's Joe Wagstaff.

To see virtual tours from other destinations and attractions, click here.

Top photo: The Space Shuttle Orbiter Pathfinder, a space shuttle test simulator built by NASA in 1977, is on permanent display at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Photo by Kendall Fletcher