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O'Brien County Tourism Promotes Self-Guided Activities with "Tour O'Brien County – We'll See You Outside" Promotion


Primghar, Iowa, June 8, 2020 – In the past two months, O’Brien County tourism has promoted four different tours that families can enjoy locally while maintaining a safe social distance from others. If you missed the advertising for these tours, you can still find all the information you need at http://www.obriencounty.com.

The first tour is an O’Brien County trivia treasure hunt. It will take you on a search through the county, looking for answers to the questions you can find in a downloadable format on the above mentioned website. Look for tour O’Brien County on the homepage slider.

Next is the tour O’Brien County – We’ll See You Outside barn quilt tour. This tour will take you on a drive through O’Brien County to see how many barn quilts you can find. Look for barn quilt tour on the homepage slider. There are links to a list of barn quilt addresses with GPS coordinates and Google Maps links. As a bonus, you can also find a link to favorite recipes submitted by barn quilt owners.

The third tour promoted by O’Brien County tourism is titled If These walls Could Talk. This activity blends history, architecture, trivia and travel. The public is invited to take a trip around the county and “listen” for the stories our old buildings have to tell. The If These walls Could Talk tour on the homepage slider will take you to links for the tour questions as well as links for information and pictures for buildings in each of our communities.

The tour O’Brien County – We’ll See You Outside Cemetery tour is the fourth adventure in this promotion. This tour is an opportunity to visit each cemetery in O’Brien County. Locate the headstones marked with a blue ribbon on an orange stick and learn about this sampling of pioneers, soldiers and other fascinating individuals in the history of our county. The homepage slider titled Where the Journey Ends will take you to the links you will need for this tour, including an audio tour for each cemetery.

Watch for information on day trip itineraries and a new tour that is set to launch within the next couple of weeks! O’Brien County tourism encourages you to post photos to their Instagram account: tour O’Brien County, #tourobriencounty and Facebook Page: tour O’Brien County.

For additional information on O’Brien County tourism, contact Kiana Johnson, O’Brien County Economic Development, at 712.957.1313 or e-mail ocedc@tcaexpress.net .


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