Lookabout.net Panoramas

The panoramas displayed on the Home page slideshow are just a sampling of the many available on this site. The full set of panoramas are listed individually or by category below. Click on the associated image to view a panorama or to get a list of the panoramas in a collection. In some cases, a map will be displayed. Use the map’s hotspots to view the location’s panoramas. If you have trouble finding the hotspots, either on the map or when moving through a linked set of panoramas, use the “Next Panorama” button.

 

What’s New:

March 2018

-         Wupatki National Monument, Arizona

February 2018

-         Homolovi State Park, Arizona

-         Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona

-         Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona

January 2018

-         Slideshow of sample panoramas added to the home page.

-         General refresh and update of the site’s text pages.

-         Pueblo Grande

-         Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Statue

-         UC Davis Arboretum

-         Navarro River Redwoods State Park (converted from Flash)

-         Mendocino Headlands from the Sea Rock Inn (converted from Flash)

-         USS Iowa (converted from Flash; also 3 panoramas added)

-         Added an index

 

Note: Many of the panoramas on this site and some that haven’t been posted here yet can also be viewed on Google Maps and 360Cities.

 

 

WebVR Panoramas

The WebVR panoramas are intended to be viewed with a head-mounted VR display, like the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, or a Google Cardboard viewer. The WebVR content is also viewable on the monitor of a desktop or laptop computer but may appear to have an odd perspective at times.

 

 

Panorama Collections

A Look Around Redlands

30+ panoramas

Selected points of interest in Redlands, California presented in Esri Story Map format. May be difficult to navigate on a small screen mobile device.

 

Redlands, California

30+ panoramas

These panoramas are from the “Look Around Redlands” special collection (above). They are presented here in an alternate format for easier viewing on small screen mobile devices.

The Ancient Native American Southwest

60+ panoramas

The panoramas in this collection cover some of the sites in the American Southwest where Native American communities thrived many hundreds of years ago.

A Look Around Little Petroglyph Canyon

4 panoramas; many pictures; April 13, 2014

Images of the Coso Rock Art District near Ridgecrest, California.

 

 

 

 

Additional Panoramas

 

 

 

Blue Mountain

Grand Terrace, California

3 panoramas

Blue Mountain is a prominent peak in the long range of hills that bound the southern edge of the San Bernardino Valley. Rising high above the neighboring town of Grand Terrace, Blue Mountain has managed to retain a feeling of wildness despite being saddled with communications towers and a dirt road to service them. Although most of Blue Mountain is privately owned, an organization called The Friends of Blue Mountain is working to establish a wilderness park here.

 

 

UC Davis Arboretum, Davis, California

3 panoramas; May 23, 2016

Located on the grounds of the University of California at Davis, the arboretum has over 100 acres of beautiful gardens and educational exhibits.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Statue

San Bernardino, California

1 panorama; January 20, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., renowned hero of the American Civil Rights movement, is perhaps best remembered for his advocacy of non-violent protest and civil disobedience as the best means of achieving social change, even in the face of brutal and murderous repression. He led the United States into a new (if still imperfect) era of equal rights for its citizens and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work. This statue honoring him stands outside the San Bernardino City Hall.

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The Mendocino Headlands from the Sea Rock Inn, Mendocino, California

1 panorama; August 13, 2013

The Mendocino coast in Northern California is an area rich in natural beauty. This panorama provides a look out towards the barren, windswept peninsula of Mendocino Headlands State Park.

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Navarro River Redwoods State Park, Elk, California

2 panoramas; August 13, 2013

South of the town of Mendocino, Highway 128 cuts inland and passes through beautiful Navarro River Redwoods State Park. The experience is one of driving into a primeval world, with the road enveloped by tall stands of these mighty trees. The panorama was shot at the Elizabeth Harris Taylor and John D. Taylor Grove.

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USS Iowa, Los Angeles, California

4 panoramas; May 26, 2013

 

The USS Iowa is the lead ship of America’s fastest and most powerful class of battleships. Although still part of the Naval Reserve Fleet, it is open for tours at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Flash-based Panoramas

Viewable mainly on desktops and laptops. To view the panorama collections below, your browser must support Flash.

 

 

 

 

Blue Mountain

Grand Terrace, California

94 panoramas (more to come); April/May 2012; January 2013

 

This Southern California hill country is open to the public once a year on Blue Mountain Day but you can use this panorama collection to explore it any time.

 

 

 

 

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Collinsville, Illinois

9 panoramas; 6 detail screens; December 22, 2012

 

A thousand years ago, centuries before Columbus’ voyage, a city of over 10,000 people sprang up just a few miles east of present day St Louis, Missouri.

 

 

 

 

 

Chico, California

22 panoramas in four collections; May 19, 2013

 

Chico is a beautiful community located at the north end of California’s central valley. These panoramas cover Sycamore Pool in Bidwell Park, Bidwell Mansion State Park, and the California State University at Chico.

 

 

 

 

Guachama Rancheria

California Historical Landmark #95

4 panoramas; 1 detail screen; June 10, 2012

 

Guachama Rancheria was a Native American community located in what is now Loma Linda, California.  Unfortunately, nothing visible remains of the original village.

 

 

 

 

 

Hemet Maze Stone

California Historical Landmark #557

3 panoramas; 2 detail screens; November 11, 2012

 

Hidden away in the hills above Hemet California is an ancient Native American pictograph of a maze.

 

 

 

 

Joshua Tree National Park

Hidden Valley Trail

55 panoramas; 16 detail screens; June 23, 2012

 

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California. It spans portions of the Mojave and Colorado deserts. The Hidden Valley trail loops through just a mile of the park’s vast and diverse expanses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted Canyon

Mecca Hills Wilderness, California

14 panoramas; more coming; 3 detail screens; April 28, 2013

 

This fascinating canyon is a true geologic museum.  The hills have been twisted and tossed by the activity of the nearby San Andreas fault, and then artfully carved by water and wind.

 

 

 

Panorama Point

Redlands, California

5 panoramas; no detail screens; December 31, 2012 & May 12, 2013

 

Panorama Point is a scenic overlook located in Redlands, California. The snow covered peaks in the initial view form the backbone of the San Gorgonio Wilderness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary

Redlands, California

39 panoramas; March 10, 2013

 

This beautiful nature preserve spans 200 acres of historic San Timoteo canyon. The Redlands Conservancy manages this preserve and accurately describes it as “a place where both wildlife and human life can find refuge from the chaos of civilization”.

 

 

 

Transpolar Flight Historical Marker

1 panorama; 2 detail screens; November 11, 2012

 

On a quiet day in 1937, a strange aircraft with massive red wings and only a single engine suddenly appeared in the sky over the small town of San Jacinto California.

 

 

 

 

 

All panoramas:  Copyright © 2012-2018 Ben Parker.