Part scavenger hunt, part time travel and part immersive exploration of an NYC icon, PlaceChase CentralPark is definitely not your parents’ tour guide. Go beyond the sights that everyone sees and get out of the group tour crowd. Uncover the city’s secrets and laugh at stories you never imagined possible. We’ll give you the who, what, where and when of both the city’s best-known sights and the unfamiliar places in between. We’ll also explore the untold story of how, why and so what? Experience the real New York at your own pace. You will discover, as you walk through the rich and unexpected history that makes New York an incomparable place, that the truth is often stranger than fiction.
To make Chasing fun, score points with our scavenger hunt. To keep it stress-free, our questions are all multiple choice, we give you hints, maps, images and the answers too if you like. The Chase is challenging but the answers are always within reach. If you are just not in the mood, skip the hunt and simply enjoy the tour.
This Chase includes 10 Places to discover all south of the Reservoir and will take you about 4 hours.
PlaceChase Central Park takes you on a journey through the development of this most iconic NYC gem, from its inception as a settlement of free African-Americans, well north of and outside of 1850s New York City, to its present-day status as a must-see destination in the heart of Manhattan. Explore the ways the Park has changed with the city, and marvel at the outlandish plans that never came to pass. Meet a cast of characters that ranges from ‘Commissioner of Everything’ Robert Moses, to the Free Masons who believed in a Christian society that pre-dated the birth of Christ by a millennium or more, to the surprisingly house-proud residents of the Depression-era Hooverville on the Great Lawn.
PlaceChase is a great way to explore the City on your own or with friends and family. Kids will truly enjoy the Chase and its competitive take on sightseeing. PlaceChase will entertain, whether you are on vacation, a day out in the city, a first date or are celebrating an anniversary, as a tourist or as a native New Yorker.
PlaceChase asks a series of multiple choice paired questions. The first question challenges you to identify and locate a key Place of interest. To answer the second question, you must find a clue or feature of that Place, hidden-in-plain-sight but often overlooked. PlaceChase offers hints to help you find Places along your Chase if you need them and an interactive map where to look with images of each Place you are seeking. You can always skip any question to continue on your Chase. Once you find the Place and the clue, PlaceChase rewards you with points and reveals the story of that Place, accessible as both audio narration and readable text, along with engaging images that enhance your experience.
Once downloaded, no GPS or other connectivity is required. Once purchased, the Chase is yours. You can play it as often as you like and share the experience with friends and family whenever you choose.
You may enjoy your Chase in a single session or over time, whichever works best for you.
There are no in-app purchases, no data sharing and no advertising.
PlaceChase CentralPark is just one of a family of NYC-based interactive scavenger hunt tour apps. The PlaceChase team will be adding more Chases over time, in New York and other cities. We hope you'll try them all.