The Neon Museum

The latest trends in virtual reality have been expanding every day and are surprisingly very well thought out. One of these trends includes taking virtual tours of famous places.

A leisure travel company that goes by the name of ‘Thomas Cook Group’ has started a new initiative that is very attractive to most of their clients. They use an Oculus Rift headset to offer virtual tours of places their customers want to visit so they can decide whether they really want to go or not. If they decide that they do want to visit the place, the travel company starts making arrangements for their holiday and presents them with a fully planned package.

This is a huge step forward in the market of virtual tourism and building a consumer base for visiting places all over the world. It’s a great opportunity for increasing tourism all over and to expand the industry itself. One of the places offered for viewing on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. The museum is one of the most well known places in all surrounding areas and is a popular tourist spot. There are guided tours available for scoping out the museum gallery, photography, and they even support certain events there. Bookings are available on their website (mentioned below) and many people have held their wedding receptions in the museum, which should vouch for it being a must visit place. The museum has made a reputation for itself by collecting old signs of pubs, bars, casinos, etc and putting them up.

The virtual tour of the Neon Museum has been developed by Massive Square and is compatible with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Images are viewable in 360 degrees of outside and inside the area of the museum. Viewers can navigate through the virtual tour and will be able to see the museum’s reception area, outdoor space and the visitor centre. The outside area of the museum – about 6 acres – is full of these old signs that they have been collecting and putting up. It’s a colorful, attractive display that makes for a great background for photographs and events, or even just walking around. ‘The Neon Museum’ can be downloaded on PC through the Oculus Share website, absolutely free of charge. The app is compatible with both the first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2). It is also available for download on both iOS and Android stores. Virtual Reality Times will continue to follow all updates about The Neon Museum, reporting back with any further updates.

For more information on The Neon Museum, please visit the following links:

http://vrfocus.com/archives/9120/las-vegas-neon-museum-gets-360-degree-oculus-rift-experience/

http://www.neonmuseum.org

https://androidvr.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/neon-museum/

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