As a social media consultant and technology geek, I’m always looking for interesting ways to use technology in new ways. The city of Columbus, Indiana (Bartholomew County) has found a new way for visitors to do just that: you can use your cell phone to call recorded messages that describe 11 architectural structures around the downtown area.
You can take the tour by buying a set of keepsake cards for $10, and dialing the super secret phone number on the card, enter the access codes for each stop, and you can listen to a recorded narrative about each of the 11 sites.
But the cards are more than just cards. They have a map, beautiful photos, and stories about how Columbus became an architectural wonderland. If you ever want to learn more about Columbus’ architectural history, this can be a great way to do it at your own pace, in your own order, and with time to stop for lunch