Mobile Entertainment, known for Human on a Stick– the first Segway tour operator in the U.S. and Minnesota’s top-rated tourist attraction for over 10 years, is launching unique walking tours with professionally-authored and voiced storytelling technology.
Mobile Entertainment adds walking tours in a new tour series, Six Foot Bubble™ Tours, officially launching on July, 17. Six Foot Bubble™ is pioneering tours for a socially-distanced world with innovative audio equipment so groups can still enjoy learning more about wonderful Minneapolis and Saint Paul together.
For the first time, in addition to being led by a professional Mobile Entertainment tour guide, tourists will be guided by audio narration, either via headphones or a small speaker, produced to make listeners feel like they are reliving history, while keeping a safe distance from those outside their “bubble.” Local celebrities, including the architectural historian and former Pioneer Press critic Larry Millett, have collaborated with Mobile Entertainment to produce a lively and informative narration for these tours.
“The idea behind Six Foot Bubble™ is basically to make something good out of a bad situation,” says Mobile Entertainment Founder Bill Neuenschwander. “We want people to still be able to enjoy the rich history and views of the phenomenal areas of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, while keeping themselves and their families safe.”
There are six new routes that are part of the Six Foot Bubble™ Tours, all with a digital storytelling feature with narrators from unique and distinctive backgrounds. Kicking off the series is a tour of Irvine Park, the first neighborhood in Saint Paul. This tour will guide guests through the heritage preservation district of Irvine Park as well as other nearby landmarks within the broader West Seventh neighborhood, including the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Mississippi Upper Landing.
The six Six Foot Bubble™ Tours include:
- Saint Paul Irvine Park
- Walker Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Loring Park
- Northeast Minneapolis
- Minneapolis Riverfront
- Saint Paul Cathedral Hill and Summit Avenue
- Minnesota State Capitol Grounds
The remaining tours will be offered throughout the summer. Visit our tours page for complete information, dates, and tour registration.
Mobile Entertainment started in 2003 when we launched Human on a Stick at the Minnesota State Fair, making us the first Segway tour operator in the United States. As our Magical History Segway Tour of Minneapolis grew in popularity, so did we. We have been Minnesota’s top-rated tourist attraction for over 10 years! In addition to the new Six Foot Bubble™ Tours, Human on a Stick is still giving Segway tours with increased health and safety measures during this time.