Its always facinating for me to see a Real Life place reproduced in Second Life. So when I heard about the Galveston Island sims in SL, I had to go check it out :)
The Galveston Island sims are sponsored by the The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau to promote the Real Life Galveston Island in Texas. The RL Galveston is a tourist attraction known for its historical neighnorhoods, beaches, and attractions.
The designers even won an award for the design of these sims!
If you click on these green binoculars in Galveston, they will take to some webcams with live pix of the RL Galveston. Totally spooky :P
Take a trolley through the length of the 2 sims, including the downtown shopping area.
(Lol, this is so weird referring to the RL website ;P)
At the Walking Tour of Historical Galveston, they even have one of those display areas with info on how the town got started, etc. Its so spooky, cause it feels just like the ones in RL...or is it the other way around?
Theres a piece of the Moody Gardens here. Just like the RL one, they have these giant pyramids with displays inside. The Aquarium Pyramid (my fav, of course :D) is 12 stories high with 1.5 million gallons of water! Thats a lot of prims! :P
Oh...oh...and they have an amusement area with TONS of rides! And you know how much I love rides :)
The Seawolf Park at Galveston Island has also become a popular live music destination in Second Life. There were at least 2 live concert events today that threatened to pack the sim!
Just one minor complaint: the event schedules in the sim are outdated, making it hard to find out about Galveston-based events. I hope they get a chance to update them soon!
If you enjoy live music, or want to see how real a virtual resort town can look, come check out Galveston Island. Click on Search, select Places, and enter "galveston" as the keyword. Pick any of the TP destinations for the Galveston sims. The SLURL is
Galveston Isle (197,164,27).
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