Thursday, June 29, 2017

Free app acts as a tour guide to downtown Detroit's art and monuments

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 6:28 AM

PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION COURTESY AUDIO-D TOURS
  • Photo-illustration courtesy Audio-D Tours

Last year, we noted the arrival of a new app for Belle Isle
that acts as a digital tour guide, with crisply recorded narration that offers so much history even a buff might learn a thing or two.

Well, now the company has just released its second free audio tour, "Exploring Detroit’s Sculptures and Monuments: Hart Plaza to Campus Martius” and it's just as impressive. Smartphone users can be guided on a two-hour walking tour shedding light on the origins, meanings, and details about 23 downtown artifacts. As with Audio-D’s first audio guide, radio veteran Dick Shafran does the narration, presenting engaging perspectives on Detroit’s history, all while guiding you with the aid of your cellphone’s GPS.



There are two ways to experience the tour. You can get the full experience by downloading the app and exploring the guided tour in person. But if you want just a taste or simply can't be there in person, Audio-D has set up special versions of its tours online.

Links to the free app and web tours are at audioDtours.com​.

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 12, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation