Leon County T.O.U.R. Guide Program Schedule Announced

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Posted at 6:05 PM, May 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-08 18:05:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In conjunction with National Tourism Week, the Leon County Division of Tourism Development has announced the schedule for the award-winning T.O.U.R. (Tourism is Our Ultimate Resource) Guide program that includes free admission to Tallahassee attractions.

It's estimated tourism generated about $2 trillion in the U.S. in 2014.

In Leon County, that number was about $914 million in direct economic impact, with visitors spending $2.5 million per day on average.

The T.O.U.R. Guide program begins this month, encouraging local residents to revisit attractions in the area, serve as guides for guests and share their experiences on social media.

Lauren Pace from the Leon County tourism development says there's plenty to do in Leon County. "Friends and Family are the number one reason people come here, but there are outdoor activities, there are culinary, there's shopping, there's sporting events, people come here for a lot of different reasons," Pace said. 

Select attractions will be part of the program on the third Saturday of each month may through august.

Scheduled attractions for the 2015 T.O.U.R. Guide program include the Tallahassee Museum and John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture (May 16); the Historic Capitol Museum and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (June 20); the Museum of Florida History and Downtown Marketplace (July 18); the Challenger Learning Center and Mission San Luis (August 15).