The Dream Wanderer, Landers

Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
After a year-long journey across North America, the Dream Wanderer virtual reality gallery has found a new stationary home in the high desert just outside Joshua Tree. You’re invited to climb aboard and immerse yourself in a “powerful and singular” virtual reality exploration of vivid dreaming, the afterlife, and spiritualism.


//SUNSET OPEN HOURS: Can’t commit to an appointment or just passing by? The Dream Wander has open hours every Sunday and Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm. Suggested $5 donation.

The Dream Wanderer: Once a forgotten Ford Econoline transit shuttle parked in the back lot at a used car dealership in Olean, NY,The Dream Wanderer has a third life as a virtual reality gallery showcasing all-original virtual reality artworks by Buffalo, NY-based arts collective Flatsitter.

Guests are in store for a “gorgeous and immersive” virtual reality exploration of spiritualism, vivid dreaming and the afterlife. This original experience is titled “Lily Dale” and is based on a small faith-based utopian community in Western New York called Lily Dale. Everyone that lives in this town believes that we never die.

Lily Dale was founded in 1879 in Western New York as a camp and meeting place for Spiritualists and Freethinkers. Residents of this small town claim to communicate with the dead. The ‘Guidelines for Spiritualism’ are posted on the wall of the Assembly Hall in downtown Lily Dale and guideline #4 reads: “We Never Die”

The virtual reality experience incorporates interviews with Lily Dale resident mediums, motion capture from movement artist Ginger Wagg, and a deck of hand-drawn tarot cards by artist Bobby Griffiths.

For the past five months, The Dream Wanderer has visited 30+ cities in 3 countries.

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  • Very unique immersive experience. Very nice folks. A glimpse into future technologies. A beautiful merge of art and virtual reality With a complete narrative that ties it all together. 👍🏼  more »
  • First and foremost the hospitality of this group is simply amazing. We asked them to come out for a private event in Landers and they showed on time and with some real thoughtful gifts. Aimee and...  more »
  • Loved it. If you have an open mind about these things you will love this.

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