Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go
To celebrate Thursday’s 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, Google has launched “The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks,” an interactive on-demand documentary that utilizes the latest 360-degree video technology to give viewers short private tours of five U.S. National Parks, as seen through the eyes of the park rangers who know them best.
If you can’t visit the parks in person this year, this free offering from Google is a perfect alternative.
“The U.S. National Parks are full of wonders, but most people don’t get the chance to visit in person,” Google's Nick Carbonaro said in a blog post. “While nothing beats the real thing, for this month’s 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, we wanted to see if we could use Google’s technology to help share the parks with everyone.”
Tkaczyk, Christopher.“Take a Tour of 5 U.S. National Parks in Google's New Immersive Experience.” Travel Leisure, 25 Aug. 2016, www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/google-national-parks-centennial.