Top Sims to Visit in Second Life

Updated: January 5, 2008.

I have run across a few great lists of sims and sites to visit in Second Life, so I thought I would create a travel page in which I could add links to sites that list great sims or the sims themselves. This is by no means comprehensive or all encompassing, but if you know of a great site or just want a link to your sim here, email me at eubeenhadd at and I will include it.

Here is the latest addition, The Wall The virtual representation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Second Life.

Top Educational Locations in Second Life Second Life features hundreds of fascinating locations for learning and teaching. This is the list of “top” locations as decided by Wiki consensus. Feel free to add and subtract from the list but let’s keep this to 20 places - this format ensures the most up-to-date list.

THE NEW WORLD NOTES TRAVEL GUIDE This is an ongoing (and by no means exclusive) compilation of places I’ve visited and/or reported on that are also my personal recommendations for some of the very best sights and experiences Second Life has to offer. From James Wagner Au.

The Mosque on Chebi Second Life URL.

Be sure to check out the sims in the 7 Wonders of the Grid nominations.

  • The The Leaky Cauldron in Wizards Alley This is one good Harry Potter sim, lots and lots of role playing going on and you can join in.

  • The Pot Healer Adventure Welcome to Numbakulla, a mysterious quest game which is free to play for everyone….
  • Greenies Home Rezzable You have to see this one to believe it, lots of detail and stuff to explore and figure out, and it has a giant cat, well, giant to you anyway.
  • S.S. Galaxy Queen of the Sagitarian Sea Another one you have to see, a HUGE ship spread accross several sims. Used to be gambling on it….
  • Tombstone Another one to not miss, filled with all kinds of avatars role playing in the Western 1890’s.
  • SL Globe Theater The SL Globe Theatre is a historically-accurate Second Life replica of the original Elizabethan Globe Theatre, where many of William Shakespeare’s plays first saw light.
  • Treasure Island Not much to do there, but its pretty.

The Sistine Chapel.

Here is one that is definitely worth checking out Ivory Tower Library of Primitives They made this tower in the hopes that it would give you a substantial head start on your arrival here. It contains a lot of tips and tricks of the building system that have taken a good while to develop and collect.

Avilion Medieval Fantasy Role Play Community A beautiful medieval role playing sim, check out some of those screenshots.

The Far Away - A Wheat Field Helping Fight Poverty It’s a nice place for contemplation, but, it’s also fun to explore as well, my advice, touch everything while you are there, you never know what will happen.

Black Swan - Follow the Path The typical nice view to start the sim, with the huge statue and all the stuff going on, falling stars, jumping killer whale, ghostly images, and, as usual, plenty of ways to get hurt.

Stratos Legend - Bones of the Dinosaurs I figured since I was already in the area visiting the Crimson Shadows sim, why not hit Stratos Legend and see the Bones of the Dinosaurs. This is another good looking sim, but, unlike the other rezzable sims I’ve looked at, this one has nothing to keep you hanging around here, unless you just like the company of the dinosaurs.

Crimson Shadow - Dark Shopping I did expect a dark place just from the name of this one, Crimson Shadow, but that’s about it. It is a dark and crimson place, beautiful like the other Rezzable sims, and little things here and there to keep you interested or want to just hang out.

IR Shalom Second Life’s 1st Jewish City Now this is a sim I can get into, not only is it beautiful, it’s full of information, and every time I have been there, there are usually several people there. There is lots of information on the holocaust as well as some pictures and info on famous Jewish people.

Surfline Hang10 by Rezzable I just finished visiting another Rezzable creation, Hang10, part of the Surfline sim, and let me tell you, this is a fun build. You can do a little bit of everything there, and it looks like a fun spot to hang out about everyday.

Surfline Hang10 by Rezzable Part 2 This is the second part of the Hang10 sim post I just did. Hey the first floor of the temple.

Toxic Garden: Poisoned Paradise Tongues loosened by ale tell strange tales, so I discovered, as the convoluted rumours of a mysterious but deadly jungle were whispered lecherously in my ear. Despite the drunkard’s foetid breath and leering glances, which caused me to recoil in horror, his compelling depiction of fantastic sights in a lethal landscape drew me in and held me in thrall.

The Dresden Gallery in Second Life Another post for the Top 10 Sims from the Best of Second Life group, we first mentioned here, this one is a reproduction of the Dresden Gallery. Here is a photo of the real life Dresden Gallery which you can compare to these I took at virtual version.

Virtual Starry Night, the Second Life Van Gogh exhibit The first one is Virtual Starry Night, the Second Life Van Gogh exhibit, a sim dedicated to his artwork, with 70 Van Gogh masterpieces from all around the world, each of which you can buy a copy of while you are there. You start out in the square in front of the yellow house that he lived in.

Dealey Plaza, Site of the JFK Assassination in Second Life When you visit the school repository where Jack Harvey Oswald supposedly killed the President, you can get a pretty good idea of what the view must have been like below. When you step into the boxes, the sim plays a sound of three quick rifle shots that Oswald could have fired being a former Marine.

Octoberville: Ethereal Lamentations Gasping for air, chest heaving, lungs a burning inferno, and totally heedless of my surroundings, I lay beside the train tracks, incapacitated by violent paroxysms which seized my body. As the convulsions diminished, my soul shrank in dread from the sounds of demented laughter filling the air.

Octoberville: Things That Go Bump in the Night… Landing at an eerie crossroads in the autumn twilight, we stopped to decipher the aged and dilapidated sign posts. The wide, dusty streets were reminiscent of a Western spoof, and I half expected John Wayne to jump out with his six-guns blazing.

Tzopelic Chantli: Verdant Utopian Encounter The heady scent of frangipane clung in the air, dismissing all our mundane cares with the strength of its perfume. Submerged in the rugged wilderness, my merry band attacked the undergrowth with cutlasses, long knives, scimitars and… a spoon.

An Insurmountable Wall Occasionally, in my nonchalant passage throughout the metaverse, I feel a need for a reflective hiatus, to contemplate the significant matters of subsistence. In that vein, I felt compelled to visit “the Wall”, a thought-provoking and inspirational virtual replica of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall.

The Legend of Autumn Hollow The Legend of Autumn Hollow - 3rd annual Halloween event.
Here is a sim worth visiting, they have a pretty good Halloween treasure hunt, it does cost you some lindens, 50 for a 24 hour ticket. If you find all of the items you are entered into a drawing on November 1st for 1/3 of the proceeds they make from the sim.

Rezzable Playground? Aleister Kronos of the Ambling in Second Life blog has posted about a Rezzable build that could go away at any second because the author just hacked it together in a few hours, called Mars Areas01 Rezzable, it’s really not very functional and you can’t do much with it, but it’s pretty and it’s got some catchy tunes.

Burning Life: Living on the Edge The onerous task of firing my new Sherpa team was simplified by the fact that I now had a much lighter load of luggage. My remaining porters had abandoned all semblance of civility and become the pirates that I knew them to be.

DarkDharma Avatar Island Haunted House This is a pretty good looking sim, the Ultimate SL Haunted House it says. It is very well done, sitting in a dark room, wandering around this house, I can see a loud sound scaring someone, lol.

Quest For The Burning Man We finally arrived at Burning Life 2007, at the end of a lengthy and exhausting journey. After such a difficult passage I was satisfied with the acceptable loss of only one Sherpa (the singed patches on the back of the bear notwithstanding…).

Day Trip To Ponderama We have undertaken the long and arduous annual pilgrimage to see Burning Life. To my dismay, the Sherpas began to buckle under the insignificant weight of my essentials and required almost daily rest stops. A lucky pick for just such a break, Ponderama proved to be a small oasis of fun in the entertainment desert.

Exploring the Northland sim In search of adventure, your average intrepid explorer wears sturdy boots and clothes fit for the dusty road. Ever one to break with tradition, I decided to explore in STYLE: and what better way to do so than in a ball gown and stilettos, whilst bedecked in the finest diamonds one can buy in SL?

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  2. Llena Lilliehook September 12th, 2008 7:36 pm

    Another top sim to visit is Japan Tempura Island sim - it’s a beautiful and romantic place with hidden rooms and other “easter eggs”!!

  3. Dicky Donardson October 16th, 2008 2:12 pm

    The sim list should include some places to shop. It is always good to know where the best fashion is.

  4. someone March 25th, 2010 12:34 am

    Where is St. Catherine’s Monastery???

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