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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Interactive Merriam History Tour

Otocast Tour

Merriam is home to a fascinating history. The best way to explore all of the local history here in Merriam is with the help of a personal tour guide. The Otocast App is the perfect travel companion to do just that! Whether you’ve lived here all your life and just want to learn more about your city’s history, or if you’re visiting for the weekend and want something different to see and do, the Merriam History Tour is a great activity for both residents and visitors.

Fueled by mobile technology, geo-mapping and a unique array of historic sites, Merriam’s tour focuses on the pivotal moments in history, citing significant locations and attractions across the city. From the well-known Shawnee Friends Mission area, to the former Walker School, the interactive tour spans the life of Merriam from pre-settlement to the late 1940s.

Each of the 12 locations on the tour offer a brief summary of the site’s history, then and now photos, an audio component and a convenient mapping feature. Karen Crane, Director of the Merriam Visitors Bureau says “app users can physically be anywhere in the world and learn about Merriam’s heritage as if they were right here in the Midwest.” “Or, they can come to Merriam and visit each location using the map to guide them from site to site.” “It’s a great program and we’re really excited to connect users to our fascinating history using this technology with Otocast.”

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