Today’s the day in the United States. A day for parades, barbecues, picnics and fireworks. A day to commemorate the declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.

Here at Laduma, we close our offices around the world and give our employees the day off on Independence Day. It’s about sharing that time of celebration for our America colleagues and bringing the company closer together.

So in that spirit, what are the finest examples of Virtual Reality in the United States? Let’s take a look.

An Alternative Journey across the United States

We’re all familiar with the USA’s iconic landmarks, which form the backdrop to many a Hollywood blockbuster. The Empire State building, the Hollywood sign, the Grand Canyon. But what about the less filmed and photographed locations? Take an alternative trip across the USA in 360°.

Hidden worlds of the National Parks.

Now this is a cracker to kick off with. Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go. Experience the sights, sounds, and adventures of Kenai Fjords, Hawaii Volcanoes, Carlsbad Caverns, Bryce Canyon, and Dry Tortugas in stunning 360° video.

 

 

Visit Cincinnati

Imagine touring the sights of Cincinnati in 360 degrees. See the entertainment districts – Fountain Square, the Banks, and Over-the-Rhine first hand. Grab a glimpse into Cincinnati restaurants, attractions the Duke Energy Convention Center and more.

 

 

Mall of America

Shopping. Now that’s something all Americans can enjoy. Immerse yourself in everything that Mall of America, in Minnesota, has to offer. Take a dive into Sea Life, hop on the Ferris Wheel at Nickelodeon Universe, indulge with some fine dining or shop over 520 stores!

 

 

Venice Beach

Take a tour of Venice Beach, California with Alex and Abbot Kinney, the founders of Venice of the Americas. All in 360° Virtual Reality. Filmed in 6K this virtual reality video will show the all the best things to do in Venice Beach, California.

 

 

Oreo Cookies

A plate of cookies is about American as it gets. In 2016, Oreo launched a film that takes viewers on a tour of its ‘Wonder Vault,’ the magical place where its cookie flavours are dreamed up. In the film, viewers are walked through what looks like a VR version of Candy Land to see how the brand’s latest creation, Filled Cupcake Flavored Oreos, are made. Marvellous stuff.

 

Happy 4th of July!