You can now explore Southern Idaho and the many adventures it has to offer through a virtual lens.
Idaho Tourism launched videos that allow people to feel like they are right there. A new virtual reality video series has been in the works for about six months and Idaho Tourism just unveiled the videos last week.
Idaho is on the forefront of utilizing virtual reality to give people an opportunity they may have never had before- and see for themselves how great the Gem State is.
The first installment of videos includes: Rafting the Payette, a Snake River Canyon Experience- paddle boarding to Shoshone Falls, zip-lining in the Snake River Canyon, and BASE jumping; Boise Summer Experience - floating the Boise River, Zoo Boise, Capital City Public Market, biking the Greenbelt, and boating at Lucky Peak; North Fork
360-degree virtual tours of Idaho are an immersive experience that excites users.
The Gem State is home to expansive mountains, pristine lakes, whitewater rivers and endless miles of trails. Idaho Tourism, an office within Idaho Department of Commerce, wanted to showcase all of that by using virtually reality - or VR- putting people in the center of the action.
"When they were showing the rafting you can almost feel the water as it hits you," one Boisean said after watching the Payette Rafting video.