To plan future itineraries, take a virtual tour to these Midwest attractions.
National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
The National Mississippi River Museum’s YouTube channel releases a new educational video each day. Lessons about the exhibits, feedings and animal activities reveal the content covered on a typical visit.
National Museum of the United States Air Force
Walk the virtual halls of this popular museum to view the incredible aircrafts and flight artifacts. You can also download the app to examine a 360-degree interior view of an aircraft cockpit.
Spring Green, Wisconsin
A virtual visit walks guests through Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece: Taliesin Estate. You can even explore a few viewpoints not available to the public, like Blue Loggia.
St. Mary’s River
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Paddle down St. Mary’s River without exerting any effort on a virtual kayak tour from Voyager Island to Rotary Park. The 360 degree virtual guided tour watches freighters passing through on their way to and from the Soo Locks.
St. Louis Aquarium
To keep up with the 13,000 animals at the St. Louis Aquarium, you can follow the attraction’s page on Facebook for a live stream.
Indiana State Parks
Discover Indiana’s diverse state parks from your couch on the Indiana State Park’s Facebook page. Previous videos have captured pelican migrations, waterfalls and scenic vistas.
Willa Cather’s Red Cloud
Red Cloud, Nebraska
Feel connected to the iconic American author Willa Cather by exploring where the author lived, worked and dreamed. The tours are led by the site’s educational coordinator for fascinating facts explaining the importance of each room.
Cooks of Crocus Hill
Take a virtual cooking class to hone your culinary skills with Cooks of Crocus Hill. These webinars are free and teach everything from cocktail classes to baking bread.
Kansas Museum of History
Bring the past to you with the Kansas Museum of History’s online exhibits. These virtual tours move through the museum’s artifacts, from Lewis and Clark’s Expedition to the state’s battle flags.
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago has been planning the release of its “El Greco: Ambition and Defiance” renaissance exhibit for year. The major exhibit only opened to the public for one week before closing. Now you can view the impressive exhibit online on a guided tour led by a museum curator.