In 2023, The National Scenic Visitors Center, a non-profit based in Zionsville, Pennsylvania, will engineer the creation of an extraordinary new exhibit in the Lehigh Valley. This exhibit is Earthwalk USA ~ a giant-sized, walkable, 3D, physical relief map of the United States, featuring the continental landforms of the country, and including Alaska and Hawai’i in accurate geospatial orientation.
With their own feet, visitors explore hundreds of scale miles of mountains, plains, rivers and cities. Geoshow narratives project stories onto the map surface, such as bird migration, Native American trails, and more.
The Earthwalk USA map showcases the breadth, history, and geology of our country from a bold new perspective. It’s a science adventure, cultural experience, and one-of-kind traveler’s guide to America. We hope you’ll join us in helping to bring this world-class experience to the Lehigh Valley.
Engineering the largest walkable relief map in the universe