History Comes to Life at Historic Hat Creek Ranch

Historic Hat Creek Ranch adopts cutting edge technology to provide a self-guided tour for visitors to engage with its history.

CACHE CREEK, BC – Historic Hat Creek Ranch has partnered with award-winning tech company, QuestUpon, to create an interactive walking tour that combines geocaching, augmented reality, trivia, scavenger hunts, and more, for visitors to the historic Ranch.

“When I saw how this innovative technology could be used in a fun and educational way, while engaging with history, I wanted to bring this to the Ranch for our guests,” said Don Pearse, General Manager of Historic Hat Creek Ranch. “This self-guided walking tour gives them a fun and new way to explore this historic location.”

The Historic Hat Creek Ranch Quest takes the visitor on an interactive geocaching tour through the property, guiding them to various points of interest. Some of these include scavenger hunts, historic trivia, collecting items in augmented reality to build a wagon for the Gold Rush, seeing animals and wildlife, taking photos, and more.

“It’s a unique experience when you geocache through the Ranch and then do a mission that lets you to see things come to life in the real world, using your smartphone as your guide,” said Tammy Meyers, Co-Founder and COO of QuestUpon. “There is a real ‘sense of place’ that happens when you combine these elements in a quest, resulting in a very memorable and enhanced experience for the visitor.”

The Historic Hat Creek Ranch Quest is easy to use and fun for families and kids of all ages. Get started by downloading the free app, ‘QuestUpon’, on iPhone or Android.

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