How to be a tourist in your own hometown

Be a Tourist Questions and Answers

When is the Be A Tourist event? How long does it last?

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown takes place on Sunday, September 11, 2022, from noon to 5 p.m. ⚫ NOTE: Some attractions have slightly different schedules. Be sure to check your passport or to see individual attraction times.

Do all my family members need an individual passport?

No, a passport is good for the whole family! You can pick up a passport at one of our distribution points or print yours at home.

Will the Lincoln Tower Observation Deck be open this year?

Unfortunately, the Lincoln Tower observation deck is no longer open to the public during Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown. The high volume of traffic causes excessive wear and tear on the historic building. Thank you for your understanding!

Which places are wheelchair accessible?

All participating attractions are ADA accessible! Please note that the grounds within the walls of the Old Fort are gravel and can be uneven in places. However, the concrete sidewalks around the exterior are even and fully accessible.

How to get a passport?

Can I upload my own passport?

Yes. Download and print a 2-page version of the passport (available now!) here.

Do you need to make an appointment to visit attractions during the event?

Most participating attractions do not require appointments or timed tickets. Note: You must have a free, timed ticket to visit Science Central during the event. These limited tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit to reserve your tickets.

Where can I find parking?

From lots and garages to free street parking, there are plenty of options available during Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown. For downtown parking, look for the P on the Be a Tourist map – also available inside the back cover of your passport booklet. Remember, parking is also FREE at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum during this event! You can find additional parking information at

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