Jackson Park launches app to tour the park

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The Jackson Park Advisory Council has launched an interactive map of the park. (Vamonde / via DNAinfo)

JACKSON PARK — Jackson Park is one of the first Chicago parks to get its own app with the launch of a new tour for mobile phones.

Jackson Park in Your Pocket is available through the Vamonde mapping app and leads visitors through a self-guided tour of a park packed with history.

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The app is able to pick out a person’s location in the park and guide them to current landmarks like the Museum of Science and Industry or reveal ones now long gone from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.

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