Immerse yourself in the story of Central Park. Go beyond the sights that everyone sees and get out of the group tour crowd. Uncover the Park'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.
This Chase includes 10 Places to discover all south of the Reservoir. If you choose to see them all, plan on spending 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.
As you explore the Park, we offer 10 opportunities for a deep-dive, clearly identified on our map. Experience them in their entirety, or dip into them as whim dictates. We suggest a route that incorporates all 10 Places, but you may enjoy as many of them was you want, in any order you choose, in one session or over time. Along the way you will be asked trivia questions related to each Place, that you may answer to score points if competition is your thing, or simply skip if you are just interested in exploring the oft overlooked nooks and crannies of the Park.
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.
Happy Hunting from the PlaceChase Team!
We updated the screen and image presentation for the iPhone 11 series and fixed iOS 13 bugs.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.