USA National Park Virtual Tours to Fuel Your Wanderlust
If your travel plans have been put on hold due to the recent Coronavirus / COVID-19 health concerns and social distancing guidelines, you can still enjoy visiting these national parks using Google Earth technology!
I have found the following links work best on a Chrome browser when viewed on a computer. If you’re virtual touring on a cell phone, iPad, or other tablet, you’ll need the appropriate Google Earth app.
With so much uncertainty, closure of schools and businesses, and enhanced anxiety surrounding the world right now, be sure to practice some emotional self-care and set aside time to regroup and refresh.
It’s easy to do when you take a national park virtual tour!
31 National Park Virtual Tours
Below is an alphabetical list of National Parks that you can virtually tour via Google Earth! Click on any of the park names listed and you will be taken directly to that national park’s unique Google Earth virtual tour page.
The best part is that every one of these virtual park tours have free admission and can be accessed at any time.
Let’s go on a virtual tour and enjoy some of the best national parks you will find anywhere in the world!
Acadia National Park
Arches National Park
Badlands National Park
Big Bend National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Channel Islands National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park
Denali National Park
Dry Tortugas National Park
Everglades National Park
Glacier National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
Olympic National Park
Redwood National and State Parks
Rocky Mountain National Park
Sequoia National Park
Shenandoah National Park
Virgin Islands National Park
Wind Cave National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park
Zion National Park
Visiting and enjoying our treasured national parks can be easy and fun with these 33 virtual tours, thanks to Google Earth technology. Don’t let time, money, or even your health keep you from enjoying life to the fullest!
Have you been to any of the parks included here? Which one is your favorite or what is your favorite thing to do in the park?
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So beautiful! This makes me want to plan a trip to visit some of them.
I had no idea that virtual park tours existed! Perfect for when you can’t get outside, but still want to dream!
Yes! And these national park virtual tours are perfect for year round “travel” not just when we’re all staying safe at home.
Beautiful pictures. I hope some day we can go and see these places in real life.
perfect post! I’m sharing!
These pics make me want to go! Hopefully this passes quick and we can get back to it.
I’m hoping that this passes quickly too. Everything about Coronavirus is so new that we’re all learning as we go, which can be scary in and of itself.
This is a great idea! Many of us had to cancel our spring break plans. The photos are beautiful.
I think the whole world is canceling or has cancelled plans. I’m happy to help keep the wanderlust and adventure alive.
Great info! It’ll definitely help people live vicariously through the internet while we’re all “stuck” at home for the foreseeable future.
Yes, I like thinking that I’m safe at home, so even though I’m stuck, I still have fun places to explore via these virtual tours.
Our government just announced on Tuesday that our kids will be out of school for the foreseeable future. Looks like a few months for us to enjoy these parks virtually! Thanks for putting this list together.
You’re welcome Stacey, I’m happy to help!
This is AMAZING! Thank you so much for this post. I will share this with my classroom who is completing elearning until May.
Perfect! I’m a retired teacher myself so I know that quality materials help keep kiddos engaged.
I love national Parks! These images help me realize the beauty of the earth!
Every one of these places is spectacular in its own way.
This is so awesome! We love and miss our National Parks right now and to be able to do virtual tours is priceless. Thanks for sharing this info. I am definitely going to check it out! 🙂
Thanks Vessy, I’m happy to help!
This is fabulous. What a great way to explore from home.
I’m happy to help!
This is a great idea. I knew about museum and now I can visit national parks online. Thanks
We will definitely be “visiting” these parks in the coming weeks! I’ve been looking for interesting things to share with my kiddos to add to their schoolwork, so I am pinning this now! Thank you!
Yay! I hope you enjoy!
I’d like to do photography in the national parks
This is soooo perfect! Going to take a few of these virtual tours soon.
This is such a great idea! I can’t wait to show my kids! Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks so much for putting this together. We have added it to our list of homeschool resources and will start using it tomorrow!
Virtual Vacations and Tours are going to be the next big new thing after all the Coronavirus mess. Obviously this technology was already in place but now people NEED an escape and are learning about this stuff. Thanks for sharing.
Great list! I love hiking national parks, virtual is better than nothing at this point.
I love this idea. A lot of our schooling is online which isn’t ideal when we are an adventure family. This will be worked into our schooling!
What a great list! Thank you for these resources! Great for homeschooling while the kids are out of school!