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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Take a Walk and Listen to Merriam’s Interactive History Tour

Otocast interactive tour

Merriam is home to a fascinating history. The best way to explore our local history 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 want to learn more about your City’s history or you’re visiting for the weekend and want something different to see and do, the Merriam Interactive 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 interactive tour focuses on 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 tour spans the life of Merriam from pre-settlement to the late 1940s.

The tour offers a brief summary of 12 historic sites and includes then and now photos, an audio component, and a convenient mapping feature. Karen Crane, director of the Merriam Visitors Bureau, said she’s excited to connect users with Merriam’s fascinating history using the app.

“It’s a great program,” Crane said. “App users can come to Merriam and visit each location using the map to guide them from site to site, or they can physically be anywhere in the world and learn about Merriam’s heritage as if they were right here in the Midwest.”

Learn more about the Merriam History Tour.


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