Idaho Tourism Showcases Panoramic Views of State

Deal with Regal 360 provides amazing imagery

By: By Kenneth Shapiro

Redfish Lake // (c) 2010

Redfish Lake is one of the regions featured on the site's new panoramic virtual tours.

The Idaho Division of Tourism has partnered with Boise-based Regal 360 to launch Web-based, panoramic virtual tours, adding to an already impressive list of digital capabilities.

Using Regal 360’s state-of-the-art virtual tour technology, the program will showcase and promote locations throughout the state in dynamic, 360-degree panoramic views. Taken together, the program will be featured on an interactive map online at and will include the state’s seven points of interest, as well as many co-op partners.

Each of the state’s seven travel regions is showcased. The sites selected for videoing and production were: Pend Oreille-Northern Idaho; Salmon River-North Central Idaho; Idaho Vineyard-Southwestern Idaho; City of Rocks-South Central Idaho; Bear Lake-Southeastern Idaho; Teton Valley-Eastern Idaho; and Redfish Lake-Central Idaho.

“This is an engaging way to showcase the state to people who have no idea what we have to offer,” said Karen Ballard, administrator for the Division of Tourism. “This new technology is another cool tool to help us illustrate the beauty of Idaho and how comprehensive our scenery and amenities can be.”

In addition to the immersive experiences on the Web, the photographs will be incorporated into the state’s other tourism programs, including the “Official State Travel Guide” and various social media channels.