Are you ready for some exciting news? DeKalb County has it’s own touring app!
Out & About DeKalb County is out and about in your app store and an engaging way for you to explore historical stops throughout our area.
The app takes you through a unique journey where you will learn fun facts and detailed history from sites such as the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb, to some fewer known ones, like the Old Pacific Hotel in Genoa. You will travel through each of the county’s townships while using the app and listening about each one as you go. The first tour is presented by the Manny Pena American Family Insurance Agency and has over 30 sites listed. Sites will be updated frequently and new sites will be added so be sure to visit the app often.
You can tour from your fingertips at home or turn on the geoalerts through the map’s feature and hit the open road. We encourage you to visit these sites in person and get the true DeKalb County experience.
Out and About came into fruition through the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation’s Community Champions Committee. It has become a collaborative effort with the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the DeKalb County History Center and the DeKalb County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Each organization has played a major role and a little over a year later, we are excited to share it with you.
This app is completely user-friendly. It is very simple to use and on the main screen has a tab with instructions on how to use it. It reaches out to all ages and groups. Be sure to download the FREE app today and go experience DeKalb County!
Cortney Strohacker, Executive Director
2500 N. Annie Glidden Road
Community Outreach Building, Suite F
DeKalb, IL 60115
Office (815) 756-1336
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