Kiosk in downtown Sanford helps guide visitors

"QR" codes will help visitors take walking tours

Published On: Apr 02 2013 07:04:26 PM EDT

Officials unveiled a new interactive tool for visitors and locals alike in downtown Sanford on Tuesday afternoon.

A kiosk located across from Magnolia Square features a downtown directory of restaurants and shops. 

The unique kiosk sports "QR" or quick response codes that can be scanned by cell phones to enable guests to take walking tours. The eight themed tours highlight historic sections of the city.

Christine Dalton, the city's historic preservation officer says the kiosk can be a tool for economic development.

"This is a means to actually promote heritage tourism," she said. "If we have people visit our downtown because they are interested in the history, hopefully they will stay, they'll have lunch, they'll visit the antique shops as well as the art galleries."

You can get a sneak peak of the self guided tours by scanning the codes on the sign. The full tours will be ready this summer.