Great Places to Visit in Second Life
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This is a list of SLURLs. The acronym SLURL is short for "Second Life URL," a Web address. SLURLs are direct links from the Web to locations inside Second Life. When you have your Second Life viewer open and you are logged into your account, clicking one of these SLURLs will take you directly to the listed location. This list is not exhaustive and is growing all the time. Of course, Second Life is a flexibly vibrant world and simulations sometimes change locations or even disappear. Please let us know if you find any incomplete, broken or dead links here. Thanks!
Lost Gardens of Apollo
One of the oldest and most beautifully landscaped simulations in all of Second Life.
A beautiful, lush, mountainous island with a fully-functional, self-sustaining, artificial ecosystem.
A charming forest of magical trees and delightful meadows of beautiful flowers.
Asian fishing village and market, oriental gardens for quiet reflection, pagodas, shrines, sampans.
A lush and craggy island with a vast waterfall, ambient natural sounds, and surprises for the explorer.
Deep woodsy glade, flickering sunbeams, drowsy shadows, moonlight with seductive birdsong.
Tiessa's Palace in Mournful
Arabian Nights fantasy, Renaissance splendor, striking architecture, splendid gardens of large flowers, winding stairs to an observatory with curved windows overlooking the ocean.
Land of Lincoln
Exhibits celebrate the life and bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln's birth.
Harvard Law School's Austin Hall
Harvard, oldest existing U.S. law school, 1817. Austin Hall, 1883, a reminder of change and growth.
Windswept forested country depicting 19th century Victorian country-estate lifestyle, 19th century steam-power era.
Immerse yourself in Chinese realism in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong.
Famous sites from Paris in 1900, including the Moulin Rouge.
Caves of Lascaux
Recreating the southwestern France caves famous for 25,000-year-old rock wall paintings.
Virtual Morocco – Casablanca
Realistic builds including a souk, a mosque, a garden, a cafe and a beach.
Governments and interest groups consult with citizens – as once happened at county fairs, tent meetings, town halls, community rooms shopping malls.
September 11th Memorial – Shakers Stoop
This private 9-11 memorial has a gallery and fountain.
MTV reproduces its Laguna Beach show – hang out, shop for clothes, kick back and relax.
Dust Bowl 2013
SLURL & Gas Co.
David Rumsey map collection
Historical antique maps amidst innovative architecture.
Second Life Historical Museum
The back story chronicled, the development documented, and the social history preserved.
Computer History Museum
From Charles Babbage's vast mechanical calculating engines to Apple's MacBook Air.
Fort Malaya History Museum
Recreating colonial Batavia, known today as Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
Xibalba Maya Museum
Maya Otherworld art and architecture in the Temple of the Inscriptions in Palenque, Mexico.
Art and Galleries
Second Louvre Museum
A vast museum's impressive collection of art – sculptures, drawings, paintings and photographs.
Linden Gallery of Resident Art
Works of art created by Second Life residents
Crescent Moon Museum
Collection of gorgeous and stimulating photographic images recorded by Second Life artists.
A gallery where librarians, museum curators, and artists display new forms of digital work.
La Reve Island
Mystical pre-modern dream world atmosphere of superstition and otherworldly creatures and mythical beasts.
Death of Marat
David's painting of an enemy stabbing French journalist Jean-Paul Marat in a cold bath in his washroom.
A hallucinogenic kinetic sculpture that uses the texture of the beach itself as inspiration.
Arts & Letters
Breathtaking panoramic paintings and interactive exhibits.
A complex psychedelic op-art studio, art gallery and amusement park rolled into one.
Resonating with Wind
An incredible meditative journey into a field in the sky of 100 windmills forever in motion.
Gallery of Reflexive Architecture
Fluid and dynamic architecture that transcends the limitations of static buildings.
Library Art Gallery
Recreating Joseph Beuys' conceptual artwork in Second Life.
Bolinas Museum of Art
Museum showcases a selection of real life paintings.
Bayside Beach Galleria Museum of Contemporary Art
A collection of contemporary art.
Artist Jeff Lipsky's transforming journey in the virtual world as Filthy Fluno
Crescent Moon Museum
Tayzia Abattoir's exhibition of art and photographs by Second Life artists.
Museum of Hyperformalism
Dancoyote Antonelli's Modernest Marvel at Uvvy Island
The Grand Gallery
Tommy Parrott presents paintings and photography at the Ginsberg Arts Center
PK Works & Krystal Epic
Enniv Zarf delivers a whole new kind of art experience.
SL Art Community Centre
Mar Dwi directs the centre, home to 28 artists, at lilac island as a platform for creativity and interaction.
Cetus Gallery District
Xander Ruttan's community displays art created by Second Life residents.
Squirrel Island Galleries
Nebulosus Severine and Arahan Claveau
Welsh Bay Gallery
Art Galleries of Second Life
A web list of nearly 500. This link is a URL, not a SLURL.
Science and Technology
NOAA Meteroa Island
U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Okeanos Island
U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
The Space Place
Exhibition of human history in space and astronomy
Nature and Public Parks
Schools, Libraries and Education
Alliance Virtual Library programs, events, books, exhibits, resources, discussions.
UNC TLT island
Faculty, staff and students of University of North Carolina System institutions collaborate.
Health and Medical
Heart Murmur Sim
Cardiac Auscultation Training Concept
Jazz Clubs and Dance Halls
Jazz music and a ballroom. Great place for a date.
The Butterfly Garden is lovely at this jazz club.
Avilion with the castle in the distance as well as its Waterfall Skyboxes on the other side of the river. Teleport from the wooden walkway to the skyboxes high up in the falling water.
Really Cool Elsewhere
Calleta's Hobo Railroad
"It be dah home fer deh homeless tah enjoy sl, fishin n sleepin in dar boxes. Com'er down n relax."
Interactive Alice in Wonderland visit to a real life studio apartment that is home to little green aliens.
Some normal, some erratic, numbers come to life in a huge hourglass.
Linden in-world office
Governor Linden's Mansion
A Second Life Heritage Home
List of many Lindens
This link is a URL, not a SLURL.
Second Life Destination Guide
Suggestions on great places to visit in Second Life. This link is a URL, not a SLURL.
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Real Life Recreations in Second Life
Listing dozens of spectacularly re-created venues including such famous places as:
Stonehenge Dublin, Ireland Kowloon Terra Egypta Italy's Villa Capra La Rotonda Inverness City, Scotland St. Paul's Cathedral Battery Park, New York Sistine Chapel Guadalajara Mexico Arabia in the Middle East Greek Islands Heart Reef Resort Mont Saint Michel, France Great Wall of China Maracaibo, Venezuela Cologne Cathedral Harlem New Brighton Pier Eiffel Tower Bucharest Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Gateway Arch, St. Louis Luxembourg City Shakespeare's Blackfriars Theatre The Sudan The Acropolis of Athens India's Taj Mahal Temasek at Singapore New York, New York San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge African wildlife Ancient Japanese Himeji Castle Vienna Natural History Museum Ancient temple ruins in Mexico Sydney Opera House in Australia Nuremberg, Germany, in the Middle Ages Bohemian village in Czechia and Slovakia Place de la Concorde at the Champs-Elysees in Paris Barcelona, Spain, La Rambla Avenue, Plaza Real Cinema City in Rome and the Roman Forum Copacabana Beach at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Catalhoyuk, a 9,000-year old Neolithic archaeological site in central Turkey John Lennon and Yoko Ono's vision of the Imagine Peace Tower at Reykjavik, Iceland Leipzig, Germany, Vlkerschlachtdenkmal war monument, railway terminal, and St. Thomas Church Russia's St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin, Lenin's mausoleum, the GUM department store, and Red Square London's cosmopolitan Soho district as well as London's Hyde Park, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Kensington, and Westminster and many more
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