Wandering Tours is dedicated to exploring the neighborhoods that define our cities by
providing excellent, engaging, and enjoyable experiences combining the power of your
smartphone with the knowledge of local guides. We're adventurers, computer nerds,
photographers, and writers who love our communities and want to find a way to help our
friends and neighbors rediscover the meaning of community through the stories that
define the places where we live.
To find ways for everyone to explore cities.
Consumer-focused tours created by Wandering Tours of major cities across the
United States. These will be available free of charge throughout 2020.
Institutional-focused tours hosted on the Wandering Tours platform for use by
the institution and its guests, employees, and friends.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Wandering Tours?
We are a couple of friends that create and publish digital walking tours better than any
guide with customizable stops, fun facts, and places not in the guidebooks that tell the
stories of how neighborhoods and cities came to be and what their futures hold through a
simple, seamless website that lets you go at your own pace, no app required!
Where are your tours?
We are from mid-sized cities and so passionate about helping you explore the cities that
have amazing stories but don't get celebrated - currently we are focused on Ohio, but
expect to expand to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky by 2021.
For whom are your tours?
Anyone who can wander! In all seriousness, we think our tours are great for locals who
want to spend an afternoon exploring a part of their city that they might not spend time in
or for visitors who are looking to truly understand where they are. Our tours are a great
family activity, awesome for team activities, and can be an excellent gift for someone just
settling in to a new place.
How did you come up with the stops?
We are wanderers by passion and researchers by trade. Tours start when we think a
neighborhood or area has interesting buildings, cool places, or a fun story. Then, we start
researching, pulling the threads that help us understand what makes a place special and
explain how it is and what it might become. Those get combined into stops and questions
and facts that help tell that story in an order, and walking pattern, that makes sense for
you, the explorer.
Why did you start Wandering Tours?
We were dissatisfied with the experiences our friends were having while traveling and
after trying several online tour companies, were dissatisfied with their quality and delivery.
We knew we could bring a simpler interface and better storytelling to life, thus, Wandering
Tours was born.