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Mobile Interpretive Tour
Natural & Cultural History at Your Fingertips

What if you could have your own personal guide join you on your park visit to describe the natural and cultural history of everything you see? Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant is making that happen. The park’s interpretive cell phone tour allows visitors to access audio recordings, photos, and videos about Palmetto Islands.

At ten stops throughout the park, visitors can use their personal cell phones to access information about their surroundings. Verbal and pictorial details of park locations such as Nature Island, the lookout tower, and the oyster restoration area give guests an interesting overview of the archaeology and anthropology of the parkland. They can hear information and sound clips about the unique natural and cultural history of the park and the area, as well as information on waterways and different environmental zones of the park. With the cell phone tour, plants and animals within the park become easier to spot. Patrons can learn how animals interact with their environment and tie into the park’s history. These interesting facts and tidbits will greatly enhance park visits and open guests’ eyes to natural inhabitants they may never have noticed. It’s like having an interpreter tour guide lead the way through the park!
Image of a man walking his dog at PICP 
Users who have smart phones with a barcode scanning application may also scan QR codes on site to access the tour and follow on-screen instructions to view select photos directly on their mobiles. Photos include plant, insect and animal life that one may spot while in the park, as well as diagrams, park photos, maps, and more. Patrons who use the service are also encouraged to leave feedback through the phone system. There is no fee for the tour, but users are required to use their personal cell phone minutes.

When visiting Palmetto Islands, park goers are encouraged to look for one of the ten tour signs to begin their audio and visual tour through the park. Or, call (843) 405-5001 at any time and select a stop location. oncell_apps.gif



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