When it comes to enjoying history, there are generally two types of people: those who love it and those who don’t. History buffs tend to read about the past for fun, watch special documentaries on television, and are quick to offer a litany of historical trivia bits in just about any conversation. But to those who could either take it or leave it, history just doesn’t appeal to their interests. Maybe the way we have been traditionally taught about history in the form of dull textbooks and boring lectures is one of the reasons people can be turned off by the subject. But exploring different ways of learning about history can lead to a new (or renewed) interest in a not-so-favorite subject.
Outdoor adventure games like Get Beyond the Walls are a great way to learn about the history of a city through fun game play. By participating in a real-life adventure, team members will explore their city and its early foundational days. Perhaps your city was established on a system of rivers that were integral for early settlers and trading? Or maybe your town’s founders built military forts for protection during wars, and those structures are still standing today after several hundred years? Most cities have such a rich history that locals know very little or even nothing about. Who knows, maybe a once-famous artist, controversial journalist or powerful civil rights leader was one of your city’s first residents… you’ll never know until you GO!
Discover all the fascinating facts your city has to offer by actually taking part in a real-life adventure full of exploration, puzzle solving, and scavenger hunting. You might end up being more of a history buff than you ever knew—and you might even find how much fun it is to learn about the historical beginnings of your hometown!